"Bhí sé ag cur prátaí."
Translation:He was planting potatoes.
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ag cur is used in lots of phrases - ag cur allais - "sweating", ag cur fola - "bleeding", ag cur isteach ar/ag cur as do/ag cur ar - "annoying/bothering", ag cur imní ar - "worrying", ag cur brú ar - "pressuring/pressing", ag cur i gcéill - "bluff/pretend/have someone on"
It's also used in the fairly literal sense of "putting":
dá mbeinn ag cur airgid air - "if I was putting money on it"
tá an imní ag cur blianta air - "the worry is putting years on him"