About the Curragh

In the small villages that dot Ireland, the pub culture plays an important role in social life: it is the social hub of the community. Half of the magic of Ireland lies in the people, for whom great conversation and good humor are at the very heart of a wonderful culture. For instance, in a town with a population of 1,000, there are often as many as 50 pubs. Village folks don’t sit in front of the television after supper, they meet at the local pub and don’t go home until everyone at the table has politely bought a round.

We hope you will join us for some true Irish hospitality. Come inside, enjoy the warm, inviting atmosphere with friends and family. Or, during the warmer months, a table on our patio provides Holland’s favorite outdoor dining experience.

The Name of Our Pub

We wanted our name to tell a lot about our pub. The Curragh is headquarters of Flat Racing in Ireland. Written evidence of racing dates back to the third century when chariot races were held at the “Cuireach” — the Gaelic word for racecourse — on the lands known today as the Curragh Racecourse and Training Grounds. The Curragh hosts all five Classic Races and up to thirteen other quality race days annually. It is owned by the Irish Turf Club, founded in Kildare in the 1760’s.

We are located in Holland, Michigan; Skokie, Illinois; Glenview, Illinois; and Edison Park, Illinois.