From the tourist point of view, Newmarket town and the surrounding countryside of Duhallow is best known for its rich traditional music and dance. The Irish refer to the tradition and area as 'Sliabh Lucahra' or Rushy Mountain. Weekly or twice weekly traditional set dancing or music sessions are held locally all year round. Sarah Curran, the sweetheart of Robert Emmett's [The historic Irish rebel leader] is buried here in the Church of Ireland. Emmett himself was hanged, drawn and quartered in Dublin after the failed Rising of 1803. This area was originally McAuliffe clanland, but in 1615 it passed into the hands of the Aldworth family from Berkshire. Nearby the Island Wood is mapped for orienteering, with picnic tables and walking routes.

 Activities in Newmarket

Driving Ranges
Duhallow Driving Range

Equestrian Centres
Valley View Equestrian Centre


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