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Sarah Curran 1782-1808

Born in Dublin. Daughter of John Philpott and loved by Robert Emmet. The relationship caused a rift with her father and she went to live in Glanmire. She was married there to a Captain Robert Sturgeon in 1805. She died at Hythe. She inspired numerous stories songs and poems including Moore’s She is far from the land. Her father refused permission for her to be buried beside her sister. Her body was brought back to Ireland to her grandmother’s grave in Newmarket, County Cork but this is disputed.

Her sister Amelia Curran. She is buried in the church of San Isodore in Rome. The grave is in the chapel of St Anne in the right transept. The memorial put up by Lord Cloncurry, has the inscription: Curran’s most talented and virtuous daughter.