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 Agnes Treacy (1877-1959)

 

 

Agnes Treacy (Mrs James Harold) was born in Nenagh, Cо. Tipperary, the daughter of William Treacy of Fermanagh and Susanna Bourke of Limerick. She studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music (Scholar), was a soprano singer, known chiefly as an interpreter of Oratorio.

 

As a child, her parents sent her to the Royal Irish Academy of Music where she received her musical training. On the day she entered, the famous maestro, the late Mr. Joseph Robinson, tried her voice, and much to her surprise, took her under his own care, as she expected to be put in the junior classes. What she owed to his careful and kind tuition she could not over estimate. With him she studied oratorio, opera and classical music. His rare experience and genius were of invariable assistance to her in her studies, and his death was a great loss to music in this country. She also learned the violin, piano and declamation but only as an aid to singing.

 

At the Academy she won the National prize, the Begley prize, the first prize for Italian reading, as well as prizes for theory, harmony and singing at sight, and finally the scholarship. She competed at the Dublin Feis Ceoil [May 1897?] and won the Feis gold medal  for a song in Irish, and the gold medal for solo singing.

 

When not six months at the Academy she sang at the Viceregal Lodge, her first engagement, and the beginning of her professional career. Although she had only began to study, from that time forward she had many offers of engagements.

 

Other memorial early performances, included singing at the opening of the new organ in Marlborough street cathedral, with Chevalier Wiegard organist. She sang a good deal at the University Choral society and various Philharmonic Society concerts. She sang at nearly all the principal Irish concerts, including the Feis Ceoil, the Oireachtas and the great Moore Memorial concerts. In 1906, at the Eisteddfod, held at Rhyl, she was created a bard and was given the name Llios Yr Iwerddon (Nightingale of Ireland). She also sang at the Pan-Celtic Congress at Carnarvan. In 1907, she was the Irish representative at the Eisteddfod, held at Carnaroon and sang old Irish songs.

 

When her mother died in February 1909, she cancelled numerous engagements, including the Queen’s Hall, London. Also in the same year, she suffered the loss of her father.

 

In 1914, she married Mr. James Harold of Bloomsbury of London.

 

Sep 1, 1917 (IT) Birth

Harold - Aug 22, at 20 Brunswick square, London W.C., the wife of Dr. Harold (nee Agnes Treacy), of a son.

1952 The Catholic Who's who

James Treacy Harold, M.D., M.R., C.P., D.T.M. & H.; Specialist in Medicine and Tropical diseases; b. 17 Aug 1917 s. of Dr. James Harold of Brunwick Square London; unm; Educ Ealing Priory Schl; St Bartholomew' Hosp; served W War II...

 

Ref:

Miss Agnes Treacy. Anglo-Celt, 28 March 1908

Cowley Burnand, Francis (1935) The Catholic Who's who and Yearbook - Page 501

Agnes Treacy.jpg

 

Music In Dublin by Joseph O'Neill

...In the early years of this century the main form of entertainment for the public was through the medium of the concert. These concerts ranged from the popular ballad type, with instrumental relief, to the chamber music recital. It was quite a usual occurrence for three concerts to be held on one night, and I have known that prince of baritones in his time, J. G. Doyle, to commence an evening by singing at the Round Room of the Rotunda, proceed to a concert at the Antient Concert Rooms, and from there to the Rathmines Town Hall, thus contributing to three concerts within a few hours. He would sing twice, perhaps, at the Rathmines Concert, and return to perform in the second half of each of the other concerts. His co-star of the period was Agnes Treacy, soprano, and both shared an enormous popularity in Dublin. While their songs followed the beaten track of the ballad concert, I later came to appreciate the artistry and musicianship of J. C. Doyle when he took part in works of musical importance...
Fleischmann, Aloys (1952). Music In Ireland. Cork University Press.
 
31st August 1906 The Welsh Coast Pioneer and Review for North Cambria
The Archdruid's Address. Ireland was well represented at the Gorsedd ceremony by Mr Fournier, Mr Hugh Treacey, Miss Agnes Treacey, and the Hon. William Gibson, who speaks Welsh fluently....
 
Apr 16, 1910 (WE) Agnes Treacy sings in Mullingar
...Miss Treacy's voice has not only the clearness, purity, range and precision of the more ordinary soprano voice., but there is a full round flute-like tone which enriches with a wondrous colour and charm each note she delivers...[much more]

 

Oct 8, 1910 (MC) Kells

...Agnes Treacy, the patti of Ireland...

Nov 5, 1910 (MC) Kells

...At the head of the list of artists is our Irish "Queen of Song", Miss Agnes Treacy...

Nov 19, 1910 (MC) Kells

..."At my window"..."Good-Bye"... Miss Treacy sang delightfully...

 

Aug 28, 1920 (FJ) Theatre Royal

The Worlds Best Artists...[Agnes?] Treacy...

 

 

FAMILY HISTORY

 

Tithe Records

Jas Teasy, Augharoosky West, Galloon, Fermanagh, 1834

Jas Tressy, Lisnaknock, Galloon, Fermanagh, 1834

Patk Tressy, Lisnaknock, Galloon, Fermanagh, 1834

Phil Tressy, Killaraw, Galloon, Fermanagh, 1834

 

1836 Royal Commission for inquiring into the condition of the poorer classes in Ireland

Plantiff: John McClintock, Defendant: James Tressy and Philip Tressy, Lands 13a/3r/33p, Galloon Coole Co. Fermanagh, £15/17/9 rent, Overholding, Decreed on hearing, Issued

 

1862 Griffiths Valuation Fermanagh

Philip Tracey, 2 Killyraw Galloon Fermanagh, landlord John M'Clintock, House offices land, 23a2r20p, valuation £13.10.0 land £1.0.0 buildings, Total valuation £14.10.0

 

Philip Tressy of Galloon Co. Fermanagh, children:

 

James Treacy (1831 Fermanagh - )

William Treacy (1836 Fermanagh – 1909 Dublin) RIC

Thomas Treacy (1840 Fermanagh – 1882 Fermanagh), RIC

Philip Treacy (1845/49 Fermanagh - 1911 Fermanagh)

Ellen Treacy Magovern

John Treacy (1848 Fermanagh - 1891 Kilkenny) RIC

Francis Treacy (1851 Fermanagh - Armagh Manor)

Hugh Treacy (1849 or 1833 or 1831 Fermanagh – 1912 Fermanagh)

Daniel Treaey (1851 Fermanagh - 1928 Fermanagh)

 

The Will of Thomas Treacy late of Killcraw [Killyraw Galloon] County Fermanagh Police Pensioner deceased who died 6 May 1882 at same place was proved at Armagh by Daniel Treaey of Killcraw aforesaid Farmer one of the Executors. [Will: my brothers James William Philip, John, Francis £10, sister Ellen Magovern? £10, mother £20, brother Hugh £20, brother Dan £100 watch and chain, date 1st May 1882]

 

 

James Treacy (1831 Fermanagh - )

 

Jacobus Tracey & Brigida Sherry

Patritius Tracey b. 3 Sep 1858 Sp. Patritius Sherry & Eleanora Tracey. Aughalurcher Parish

Jacobus Treacey/Tressy & Brigida Sharry/Sherry

Philip b. 20 March 1866 Newtown Butler (LDS) [Gallon] [joined DMP?]

Thomas Treacey b. 8/25 Feb 1868 of Kinran [Kimran? Clones Fermanagh] Sp. Helena? Treacy & Francis Treacy. Clones Parish

Francisus Tressy b. 16/21 Nov 1869 of Kimsan Sp. Daniel Tressy & Catherina M'Mahon. Clones Parish

Edvardus Treacey b. 20 Mar/2 Apr 1873 of Kimsran Sp. Edwardo Wallace & Maria Wallace. Clones Parish

 

James Treacy/Tressy & Bridget/Biddy Sherry

Thomas Treacy b. 26 Feb 1868 Kimran [Clones Fermanagh] bapt. 6 [or 8 (LDS)] Mar 1868 Sacred Heart Church Clones Sp. Helen Treacy & Francis Treacy [Roslea (LDS)]

James Sherry/Tressy/Treacy & Bridget Sheery

Francis Sherry/Tressy/Treacy b. 16 Nov 1869 Kimran bapt. 26 Nov 1869 Sacred Heart Church Clones Sp. Daniel Tressy & Catherine Mc Mahon [Roslea (LDS)]

James Treacy & Bridget Sherry

Edward Treacy b. 30 Mar 1873 of Kineran/Kimran bapt. 2 Apr 1873 Sacred Heart Church Clones Sp. Elizabeth Wallace & Mary Wallace [Roslea (LDS)]

http://www.rooneys-of-roslea.com/

 

1901 Census

James Treacy, 70, M, 2 Kimeran, Carnmore, Fermanagh, Farmer, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Widower, Co Fermanagh

William Treacy, 37, M, Kimeran, Carnmore, Fermanagh, Labourer, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Susan Treacy, 17, F, Kimeran, Carnmore, Fermanagh, Servant, Roman Catholic, Niece, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Cassie Treacy, 12, F, Kimeran, Carnmore, Fermanagh, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Grand Daughter, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

 

1911 Census

William Tracey, 47, M, 2 Kimran, Carnmore, Fermanagh (farmer)

Bridget Tracey, 37, F, Kimran, Carnmore, Fermanagh (married 9 years, 2 child)

Mary Patrick Tracey, 7, F, Kimran, Carnmore, Fermanagh

Patrick Tracey, 4, M, Kimran, Carnmore, Fermanagh

 

 

William Treacy (1836 Fermanagh – 1909 Dublin)

 

RIC Service

William Treacy, 19434, b. 1836 Fermanagh

 

19434 Wm Treacy, 19, 5'7.25", b. Fer, Catholic, married 19 Mar '62[?] wife born Clare, recommended by G. Shegog JP, lab, appointed 15 Feb 55, served Limk 12 June - City 1/4/63 - Tip NR - Roscomm 1/4/79 - Gal NR 10/2/83, PISC 1 Aug 55 - PACo 1 July 67 - P Con 1 June 68 - P2AC 1 March 1879, Reward and punishments, Pensioned 1.6.85 19434D/96775, served 30 years 3 months, pension £89.9.0

 

May 20, 1859 (FJ) The Limerick Tragedy - The Inquest...Sub-Constable Wm. Tracey...

 

1 June '85 Men of 30 years Service

19434, Gal WR, William Treacy, rank HC 6 years 3 months, served 30 years 3 months, grant £17.1.4, 91 scale, average pension £86.9.0, awarded £86.9.

 

Wm Treacy, HC, Galway W, pensioned 49 years of age, pension £86.9, started 1 June 1885, paid to Pay Office, died 9 November 1909, pension payments listed from April 1907 to October 1909, balance paid to Edwd Jas Treacy & Hugh Daniel Treacy Exors P/1015

 

12 January 1877 (FJ) The Constabulary

There has been no head constable appointed to the Nenagh Constabulary district since the superannuation last month of Head-Constable Dominick Leahy. The senior sergeant, Constable William Tracey, is discharging the duties of head constable pro tem.

 

William Tracy married Susanna Bourke 10 June 1858 Wit: Florence Sullivan & Ellen Connors. St Mary's Limerick

Wm/William Tracy/Treacy/Tracey & Susana/Susan/Suzan Burke/Bourke

Francis Tracy b. 30 Mar 1859 Sp. Michl McaAnnoir? & Ellen Connor. St. Mary's, Limerick City Parish

Edward Tracy b. 8 Apr 1861 Sp. James Geason & Ellan Donnell? St. Mary's, Limerick City

Patrick?

Philip?

John Thos Tracy b. 1 Jul 1867 Sp. James O'Brien & Margt Clinhan. Nenagh Parish

William Slevin Tracey b. 5 August 1868 Sp. Patrick McDonogh & Martha Gleson. Nenagh Parish

Michl Treacy b. 13 Oct 1869 Sp. John Treacy & Hanora Hogan. Borrisokane Parish (Note: policeman)

Suzana Tracey b. 17 Feb 1873 Sp. Patrick Tracey & Magt Coranel. Nenagh Parish

Hugh Daniel Tracey b. 21 Sep 1874 Sp. Thomas Tracey (by proxy) & Mary McLoughlin. Nenagh Parish

Agnes Treacy b. 14? Jan 1878 Sp. Thomas Treacy & Honora Kelly. Nenagh Parish

 

William Treacy, constable in police, & Susan Bourke

Philip Treacy b. 19 July 1865 Athlunkard Street Limerick. Saint Munchen Limerick PLU (LDS)

William Tracey & Susan Burke/Bourke in Tipperary

John Thomas b. 29 June 1867 Nenagh (LDS)

William Slevin b. 3 August 1868 Nenagh (LDS)

Michael b. 11 October 1869 Borrisokane (LDS)

Susannah Tracey b. 16 Feb 1873 (Susannah Burke) [Nenagh PLU]

Hugh Daniel b. 19 September 1874 Nenagh (LDS)

Agnes b. 21 December 1877 Tipperary (LDS)

William Tracey, Constable R.I.C., & Susan Burke

Agnes Tracey b. 21 January? 1878 of Graces St Nenagh. Nenagh PLU

 

1901 Census

William Treacy, 65, M, 117 North Strand Road, North Dock, Dublin, Ex Head Const R.I.C. and Bankruptcy Courts Messenger, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Married, Co Fermanagh

Susan Treacy, 63, F, North Strand Road, North Dock, Dublin, Wife, Roman Catholic, Wife, Married, Co Limerick

Edward J Treacy, 39, M, North Strand Road, North Dock, Dublin, Storekeeper D.M. Police, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Tipperary

Hugh D Treacy, 26, M, North Strand Road, North Dock, Dublin, Commercial Traveller and Merchant Wine Trade, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Tipperary

Agnes Treacy, 21, F, North Strand Road, North Dock, Dublin, Professor of Music, Roman Catholic, Daughter, Not Married, Co Tipperary

Ethel Treacy, 12, F, North Strand Road, North Dock, Dublin, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Grand Daughter, Not Married, Co Westmeath

 

May 19, 1906 (IT) Lord Mayors Ball

...Miss Agnes Treacy and Miss M. Treacy, Mr. Hugh Treacy, Mr. Edward Treacy...

 

Treacy - February 6, 1909 at 58 Cabra Park, Dublin, Susan, dearly-loved wife of William Treacy; deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband and children.

Feb 8, 1909 (FJ) Death

Treacy - February 6, 1909, at 58 Cabra Park, Dublin, Susan, dearly-loved wife of William Treacy, deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband and children. R.I.P. Funeral (private) immediately after 8 o'clock mass at St. Peter's Phibsboro on this (Monday) morning for Glasnevin Cemetery. No. Flowers.

8 February 1909 (FJ) Death of Miss Agnes Treacy’s Mother

The sympathy of a very wide circle of friends and admirers will go out to Miss Agnes Treacy in the bereavement that has befallen her by the death of her mother on Saturday evening at her residence, 58 Cabra Park. The deceased lady had been ailing for some time past but there was some hope that she would recover, but she passed away most peacefully away on Saturday evening. The sympathy with Miss Treacy and her brothers and sisters will be deepened when it is known that her father, who has been indisposed for a considerable time, is at present lying very seriously ill at the above address, and of course, is quite oblivious of the death of his wife. The funeral will take place this morning, after eight o’clock Mass in St. Peter’s Phibsoro’.

It may be mentioned that Miss Treacy has, of course, cancelled all engagements, 22 of which she had already booked for this month at home and the series in London.

Feb 13, 1909 (IT) Death

Treacy - February 6, 1909, at 56 Cabra Park, Dublin, Susan, dearly beloved wife of William Treacy; deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband and children.

 

Nov 20, 1909 (IT) & (FJ) Death

Treacy - November 9, 1909 at his residence, 58 Carbra park, Dublin, William Treacy; deeply regretted by his sorrowing family. RIP.

Nov 10, 1909 (FJ) Death

Treacy - November 9, 1909, at his residence, 58 Cabra Park, Dublin, William Treacy; deeply regretted by his sorrowing family. R.I.P. Funeral (private) after 8 o'clock Mass at St. Peter's Phibsboro', on to-morrow(Thursday) 11th inst. for Glasnevin Cemetery. No Flowers.

 

Apr 15, 1910 (FJ) Funeral of the Late Mr. Garrett Begg, Beggsboro', Cabra

...The coffin was covered with a number of beautiful wreaths...from James Begg, and from Agnes, Edward and Hugh Treacy, "With deepest sympathy."

 

1918 Post Office Dublin Directory and Calendar

P. B. Treacy, Athlone Sub-Committee (Westmeath) - Old Age Pensions Act, Petty Sessions Office, Athlone,

P. B. Treacy, P.S.C, Commissioners For Administering Oaths, Athlone, Westmeath

H. D. Tracey, 2 Conquer-hill, Sea-road, Dollymount.

Hugh Daniel Treacy, Justice of the Peace, 11 and 12 Ryder's-row, Parnell street

Treacy & Co., wine merchants, 11 and 12 Ryder's-row, Parnell street

 

William Treacy (1836-1909) & Susan Bourke (1836–1909) Marriage: 10 June 1858 St. Mary's, Limerick, Ireland

 

Francis Treacy 1859–Deceased

Edward James Treacy 1861–1937

Patrick Burke Treacy 1863–1944

Philip Neri Treacy 1865–1951

John Thomas Tracey 1867–Deceased

William Slevin Tracey 1868–1868

Michael Tracey 1869–1937

Mary Ellen Treacy 1870–1949

Susannah Tracey 1873–Deceased

Hugh Daniel Tracey 1874–1945

Agnes Treacy 1877–1959

 

Edward James Treacey (1861–1937)

 

1878 DMP Service

Edward James Treacey, DMP 8414, RC,  born 1858, 20 years, 5’10.5”, clerk, Nenagh Co. Tipperary, recommended by Tho Spam Esq, J.P. M.D., joined 3 May 1878, SS 13 May 1904, Inspr 14 Jan 1910, [long pay history] pensioned 1st April 1915, £106/13/4 [p.a.]

The Dublin Metropolitan Police: A Short History and Genealogical Guide by Jim Herlihy. Four Courts, 2001

 

1911 Census

Edward J, Treacy, 58 Cabra Park, Phibsborough, 49, M, Glasnevin Ward Dublin (Head, b. Limerick, Inspector DMP, single)

Hugh D, Treacy, Cabra Park, Phibsborough, 30, M, Glasnevin Ward Dublin (Brother, b. Tipperary, Wine Merchant, single)

Agnes, Treacy, Cabra Park, Phibsborough, 27, F, Glasnevin Ward Dublin (Sister, b. Tipperary, Professor of Music and Singing, single)

 

Patrick Burke Treacy (1863–1944)

 

Patrick Bourke/Burke Tracy/Treacy, full [age], bachelor, solicitor, lives Athlone [St. Marys, Athlone Westmeath OR St. Peters Roscommon], (s. of William Tracy, head constable R.I.C.) married Rosana Sarah Hynes, full [age], spinster, merchant, lives Athlone, (d. of James Hynes, dead, merchant) 25 November 1884 St. Marys Wit: John Duffy & Celia Ward [Athlone Athlone PLU Westmeath]

 

Patrick Burke Treacy 1863–1944 & Sarah Hynes 1856–1893

Marriage: 25 November 1884

Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland

Mary Frances Treacy 1885

Louis Vincent Treacy born 30 August 1886 Athlone, County Westmeath died 16 May 1953 New York

Wilfrid Treacy 1887–Deceased

Ethel Mary Treacy 1888–Deceased

Patrick William Treacy 1893–Deceased

 

June 1890 Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society

Agents in Ireland...Athlone Mr. John Parsons, Mr. P.B. Tracey...

28 November 1884 Freeman's Journal

William Treacy, Roundstone, to Rosanna (Sarah), eldest daughter of the late James Hynes, of Athlone.

[State Reg: Patrick Burke Treacy/Patrick Bourke Tracy m. Rosana Sarah Hynes Athlone vol 3 page 2]

June 1894 Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society

Agents...Athlone...Mr. P.B. Tracy...

7 January 1893 (NG) Death

January 6, at Court Devenish, Athlone, Sarah, the beloved wife of P. B. Treasy, formerly of Nenagh.

1905 Kelly's Directory
Patrick B. Treacy, King street, Athlone, co. Westmeath

1906 P. B. Treacy, Esq., Clerk of Petty Sessions, Athlone, County Westmeath.

19 Dec 1907 Memorial No: 1908038211

Witness: PB Treacy, Commissioner Oaths, of Athlone, Westmeath

 

1901 Census

Patrick Burke Treacy, 38, M, 8 Court Devenish, Athlone Town, Westmeath, Clerk of Petty Sessions Land and Insurance Agent, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Widower, City of Limerick

Family:

Louis V Treacy, 14, M, Rockwell College, 1.2 Attykitt, Killeenasteena, Tipperary, Pupil, Roman Catholic, Not Married, Westmeath

Wilfred Francis Treacy, 13, M, Attykitt, Killeenasteena, Tipperary, Pupil, Roman Catholic, Not Married, Westmeath

Also Ethel living in Dublin.

 

1911 Census

Patrick Burke Treacy, 48, M, 18 King Street, Athlone West Urban, Westmeath (head, Clerk of Petty Sessions, widower, b. City of Limerick)

Mary Frances Treacy, 25, F, King Street, Athlone West Urban, Westmeath (daughter, b. Athlone)

Ethel Treacy, 22, F, King Street, Athlone West Urban, Westmeath (daughter, b. Athlone)

 

Wilfred Treassy, 23, M, 7 Quinlan Street, Limerick No. 4 Urban, Limerick (boarder, accountant, single, b. Achloric? Westmeath)

 

Apr 7, 1910 (FJ) Athlone Musical Society

...Gaiety Theatre...The Gondolliers...The part of Giannetta was taken by May Treacy (a relative of our leading Irish soprano, Miss Agnes Treacy)...

 

1908 Ellis Island

Louis Vincent Patrick Treacy, Athlone Westmeath Ireland, 1908, 22 years [22y1m], single, arrived Sep 26, 1908 on the Saint Paul from Southampton

Louis Vincent Patrick Treacy, 22, single, Solicitors apprentice, English Irish, lived Athlone Ireland, relative P.B. Treacy, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. destination Astoria

 

25 June 1914 Ellis Island Arrival

Ethel Tracy, 1914, 24 years, single, Father: Patrick, 21 Kings St Athlone. To brother Lewis Tracy, 167 Eckford Street, Brooklyn NY. 5’10”, fair complexion, fair hair, blue eyes. B. Athlone Ireland.

 

1921 Ellis Island Arrival

Mary Treacy, London England, 1921, 35 years, single, lived London, Father P.B. Treacy, 8 Garden Vale, Athlone, Ireland. Brother: L.V. Treacy, 399 Wood land Ave, Woodhaven, L.I.N.Y. 5’5”, fair Complexion, black hair, hazel eyes. b. Athlone Ireland.

 

1910 Census - 600 East 164 Street, Bronx Assembly District 33, New York, New York

John T Treacy          Head       M            40           Ireland, emigrated 1891 Naturalised, manufacturer iron employer

Della J Treacy          Wife       F             28           Ireland, married 7 years, 4 children 0 alive, emigrated 1889

William I Ryan        Father-in-law         M            63            Ireland, widowed, emigreted 1891, Alien, clerk Iron

Louis V Treacy        Nephew M            23           Ireland, single, emigrated 1908, Naturalised? Pa, clerk iron

1920 Census - 399 Woodland Avenue, Queens Assembly District 6, Queens, New York

Louis V Treacy        Head       M            33           Ireland, emigrated 1898, Naturalised 1905, Manager Corporation

Josephine Treacy      Wife       F             27           New York

1930 Census - 119-47 191st street, Queens (Districts 1001-1250), Queens, New York

Louis Treacy            Head       Male       42           Ireland, married age 27, emigrated 1907, natutralised, Supurieor mantaince, Allied Cleaning Co

Josephine Treacy      Wife       Female    36           New York, married age 20,

Edward Treacy        Son         Male       9             New York

Vivian Treacy          Daughter                Female    5              Maryland

Mary Quinn             Mother-in-law        Female    60            Ireland, emigrated 1885, naturalised,

1940 Census - 119 15 192nd St, Assembly District 4, Queens, New York City, Queens, New York

Louis Treacy            Head       M            53           Ireland, same place since 1935, Supervisor Construction Plc

Josephine Treacy      Wife       F             46           New York

Edward Treacy        Son         M            19           New York

Vivian Treacy          Daughter                F             14            New York

Mary Quinn             Mother-in-law        F             70            Eire

 

June 5th 1917 World War I Draft Registration Card

Louis V Treacy b. 30 Aug 1886, lives 1371 Mastrabd Ave Bklyn New York City, Nat born citizen [crossed out] b. Athlone Co. Westmeath Ireland [crossed out]. Supt of repairs, Equitable Office Bld Corp, NY. requested exemption based on wife. signed. Tall slender build, grey eyes, brown hair, not bald.

1942 World War II Draft Registration Card

Louis Vincent Treacy, b. 30 Aug 1886 Athlone Ireland, lives 119 15 192nd St, St Albans, Queens, New York. Telephone La 8 5007. Wife Josephine E Treacy. employed by Allied Cleaning Contractors at Pennsylvannia Station NY. signed.

 

 

Wilfred Francis Treacy

 

October 1915 Westmeath Independent

The following is list of men serving as soldiers or sailors with the colours whose dependants were presented with Certificates of Honour at the meeting in the Father Matthew Hall on Thursday week with the names and addresses of dependants."

Wilfred Francis, Lance Corporal South Irish Horse, dependant P B Treacy King St

 

Wilfred Francis Treacy, full age, bachelor, Lieut in Army, lives Kilworth [Cork] & Limerick (s. of Patrick B Treacy, Clerk of PS) married Jane Angela Taylor, full age, spinster, lives Portumna, (d. of Laurence Taylor, hotel proprietor & farmer) Wit: Brendan Taylor & Nancy [avelly - crossed out] Taylor (19) on the 6 March 1916 RC Chapel of Mercy Convent Portumna

 

1919 Silver War Badge Roll

Wilfred Frances Treacy, Royal Munster Fusiliers Lieutenant

Badge Number: 245837

Issue Date: 24/06/1919

Lived in 2, Sunview, Dillons Cross, Ballyhooley Road Cork, Ireland, Ireland

 

Wilfred Francis Treacy: commissioned as a Temp 2/ Lt in a service battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers on 27 August 1915, arriving in France on 23 September 1916 and promoted to Acting Captain for the period from 6 October 1916 to 9 November 1916. Made Temp Lt on 1 July 1917 but wounded in action, becoming eligible for a Silver War Badge on 1 May 1918 and relinquishing his commission due to ill health, caused by wounds, from 3 May 1918. Granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant.

An address is given on his Medal Index Card in Dublin and there is an address in Cork on his SWB entry.

None of the records refers to his Battalion.

He was from Westmeath, worked his way through the ranks, his MIC should show he was in the SIH before he was commissioned.

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/topic/234535-w-f-treacy/

 

September 1930

Mr. Frederick Treacy, an ex-lieutenant, of the Royal Munster Fusiliers, of Saggart, Co. Dublin was drowned on Saturday in the vicinity of the treacherous Curley's Hole at Dollymount Strand, Dublin...Mr. P.B. Treacy, The Lodge, Saggart, father of the deceased, accompanied the searchers in their quest...It is a sad coincidence that Mr. Hugh Treacy, uncle of deceased, was playing golf on the Royal Dublin course nearby about the time the tragedy occurred. During Mr. Treacy's service in France with the Munster Fusiliers he was wounded and in consequence was discharged from the army in 1918. During 1918 and 1919 he acted as inspector under the Agricultural Wages Board and from 1919 to 1922 was a temporary inspector under the Local Government Board. After a short sojourn in America he subsequently held a business position in Dublin and in 1928 was appointed secretary to the Newlands Golf Club, from which position he resigned in July last to take up a commercial appointment in Dublin. Mr. Treacy, who was a nephew of Mrs. Harold, of London (formerly Miss Agnes Treacy, the well-known vocalist) was popular with all classes and was a good swimmer. He leaves a widow and six children.

18 September 1930 The Western Daily Press

Dramatic Return of man who was “drowned. Said to have lived on blackberries for ten days.

Dublin Wednesday.

A man believed to have drowned at Curley’s Hole, a danger spot at Dollymount, Dublin, over 10 days ago, was today found wandering in another part of Dublin seven miles away.

The man – Mr Fred W. Treacey – an ex-British officer, was seen on Saturday, September 6, going to the water’s edge with the intention of bathing. Later, clothing containing letter, identifying Mr Treacey as the owner, were found on the rocks.

Civic Guards and Sea Scouts joinded in an extensive search, but found no trace of him.

When found today, Mr Treacey was bare-footed and was carrying his boots in his hand. He wore old tweed trousers and a sports coat.

Clad in Bathing Costume.

Underneath was nothing but a bathing costume.

He was unable to give any account of himself, and said he had been lying in fields eating blackberries. He was taken to Dublin where he was identified by his father.

Mr Treacey served in France with the Munster Fusiliers and after being wounded was discharged in 1918. Later, he acted as an inspector under the Agricultural Wages Board.

After a short stay in America, he held a business position in Dublin.

He lives with his wife and six children at Saggart (county Dublin).

 

Wilfred Francis Treacy, of 21 King Street Athlone, army, & Jeanne Angela Taylor

Wilfred Patrick Francis Treacy b. 14 June 1917 of 89 Lower Baggot Street. M. Armstrong, Occupier, 89 Lower Baggot Street, Informant [Dublin South PLU]

 

TREACY Wilfred Patric Francis He was born in Dublin in 1917, and was educated at St Joseph College, Dublin, and Cistercian College, Roscrea. He was commissioned in March 1936, and Mentioned in Despatches in January 1941. His body was found in the sea off Boulogne, and he was buried there.

Christopher Shores (2008) Aces High: A Further Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots Volume 2

 

William Francis Tracy, of 2 Summerview Dillons Cross, Agricultural Inspector Wages Board, & Janes Agnes Taylor

Louie Laurence Tracy b. 22 October 1919 of 18 St. Patrick Place. Nora Keavy Beaumount Avenue Ballintemple, informant [Lovic online database] [Cork PLU]

 

Lt. Col. Louis (Louie) Lawrence Treacy (Irish Air Corps) (22nd Oct 1919 - 19th Feb 2001)

 

Louis Treacy married Margaret Laffan Dublin South Oct-Dec 1943 Vol.2 Page 419

Treacy, November 8 1944, at the Eveleen Nursing Home [Eccles St], to Margaret (nee Laffan) and Lieutenant Louis Treacy, Baldonnel, a daughter.

 

 

Wilfred Patrick Francis (Paddy “Treacle”) Treacy (1917-1941)

of Dublin, DSO, Squadron Leader RAF in the Battle of Britain.

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1942 London Wills

Treacy Wilfred Patrick Francis D.S.O. of 28 Cranley-gardens London S.W.7 died on or since 29 April 1941 on war service Administration (limited) York 16 October to Raymond Lambert major H.M. army attorney of Wilfred Francis Treacy. Effects £1050 1s. 6d.

 

 

 

 

Wilfred Patrick Francis (Paddy “Treacle”) Treacy, DSO, SL 420312, Service No. 37617

 

Paddy Treacy was born in Dublin in 1917, and was educated at St Joseph College, Dublin, and Cistercian College, Roscrea.

 

He died in the Battle of Britain and was one of fourteen Irishmen who were pilots in WWII. He had 5 (2+3) ‘kills’ (official 3.33)

 

On the 2nd March 1936, he was granted a short service commission as an Acting Pilot Officers on probation. On the 6th July 1938, he promoted to the rank of Flying Officer.

 

At the beginning of the war, he joined 74 (Tiger) Squadron with Pilot officer Bryan Vincent `Paddy` Byrne and Sailor Malan and was B Flight commander. In Spring 1940, he was the Flight Commander. He flew a Spitfire and saw combat on the 24th (Hs 126 & Ju 88) and 27th May 1940 (Me 109E & Do 17). He went missing in France for the second time in May 1940. He was promoted to Flight Lieutenant 6th July 1940. In July 1940 he was in Marseille and had escaped three times from the Germans before being arrested by the French. He escaped after capture.

 

Paddy Treacy became acting Squadron Leader of 242 Squadron seeing combat 1st and 5th April 1941. The Hurricanes of 242 Squadron flew from Martlesham Heath to the Stapleford Tawney airfield on the 9th April 1941. On the squadron's first operation out of Stapleford (20th April) three Hurricanes collided in cloud over the Channel after finding themselves suddenly under attack from German fighters. The pilots drowned when their Hurricanes crashed into the sea, one of whom was Sq Ldr Treacy.

His body was found in the sea off Boulogne, and he was buried there.

 

On the 13th March 1942 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, with effect from the 27th March 1941.

Buried: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. Plot 11. Row A. Grave 17.

 

Ref:

Christopher Shores (2008) Aces High: A Further Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots Volume 2

Hess, William N  (1966) Famous Airmen: The Allied Aces of World War II. Arco Publishing.

Jones, Ira (1954) Tiger Squadron: The Story of 74 Squadron, R.A.F., in Two World Wars.

London Gazette 17 March 1936,  9 August 1938, 20 June 1941, 10 March 1942.

National Archives UK.

 

RAF Camera Gun Footage

Combat Film No 13. Flight Lieutenant Treacy of 74 Squadron on 24/5/1940 at unspecified time, flying unidentified aircraft. Target: Junkers Ju 88s and Henschel Hs 126.

Combat Film No 16. Flight Lieutenant Treacy of 74 Squadron on 24/5/1940 at unspecified time, flying unidentified aircraft. Target: Dornier Do 17 and Junkers Ju 88

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060013904

Collection: Hunt Leslie

Negatives of : group photographs: No 74 (Tiger) Squadron at Rochford, just before the Second World War, Squadron Leader W F P Treacy in centre...

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205009064

 

At the start of the Second World War the Tigers and Hornchurch Station were the setting for the feature film The Lion Has Wings starring Ralph Richardson and Merle Oberon. 74 were used for some flying scenes with ground and aircrew used as background extras.

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Left to right – F/L Treacy, F/O Hoare and F/Sgt Maine

 

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B’ Flight pilots posing for this very casual photograph, they are from left to right FO Thom, PO Dowding, FL Treacy standing at the doorway of tent, FO Hoare, FSgt Maine and Sgt Bushell

http://74sqdn.tk/latest-news/

 

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Gun camera film still showing machine-gun and tracer fire from a Supermarine Spitfire Mark I flown by Flight Lieutenant P W F Treacy of No. 74 Squadron RAF hitting a Messerschmitt Bf 110 in the port engine during combat near Dunkirk. © IWM (C 1703)

 

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St. John's Church, Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

http://www.irishwarmemorials.ie/html/showMemorial.php?show=748

 

 

 

 

 

1943 Recruitment of Sergeant Pilots into the Irish Air Corps

 

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Rear Row: C.O’Grady, W.Briscoe, S.Treacy,* D.Goggin, G.Headon, J.Sheehan, D.McLoone, J.Gibney,M.Geoghegan,T.Keogh, M.McLoughlin.

Centre Row: S.Conway, J.Ryan, G.Turley, P.Whyte, B.Lewis, R.Kelly, N.Brennan, G.Cullen, R.O’Keefe.

Front Row: Lt. L.Treacy**; Lt.T.Healy; Capt.M.Higgins, Capt.L.O’Toole; Capt.P.Swan, Comdt.F.O’Cathain; Capt.M.Quinlan; Capt.A.O’Byrne; Lt.B.Cagney, Lt.B.Flanagan.

 

* Sean Treacy (1924-1986) of Galway and London, author and well known publican.

** Lt. Col. Louis (Louie) Lawrence Treacy (Irish Air Corps) (22nd Oct 1919 - 19th Feb 2001) [link]

Brother of Wilfred Patrick Francis (Paddy “Treacle”) Treacy, DSO, SL 420312, Service No. 37617 (d. 20th April 1941)

 

Ref: The Link. Issue 01/15 March 2015

http://www.oneaircorpsbranch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The_Link_01-15.pdf.

 

Tony Kearns, a civilian historian to the Irish Air Corps has spent over fifty years researching and writing about the organisation. In this clip which comes from the second in a series of interviews undertaken by Michael J. Whelan, Tony and Michael discuss Lieutenant Colonel Louis (Louie) Lawrence Treacy (22nd October 1919 - 19th February 2001). Tony states that the brother of Louis Treacy was in the RAF (Royal Air Force) and was shot down, captured and held for a year. He later returned to England and went back to the war but was shot down and killed. Tony also reflects on the feelings of members of the RAF towards Ireland as a result of Ireland's neutrality in World War II (the Emergency).

https://soundcloud.com/military-archives/lieutenant-colonel-louis-louie-lawrence-treacy-and-ww-ii-emergency#t=0:55

 

 

 

Philip Neri Treacy (1865–1951)

 

 

John Thomas Treacy (1867–Deceased)

 

John Treacy married Della Ryan 1903 St Thomas the Apostle New York County

 

Ellis Island

John T. Treacy, Adonia LI USA, 1908, 41 years, married, contractor, lives 98 Ronson St Astoria L.I. [John T Treacy 41, Della Treacy 30, Michael F Treacy 38, Wm A Treacy 11] [crossed out]

Della Treacy, Adonia LI USA, 1908, 30 years, married, lives 98 Ronson St Astoria L.I. [John T Treacy 41, Della Treacy 30, Michael F Treacy 38, Wm A Treacy 11] [crossed out]

Michael F. Treacy, Brooklyn USA, 1908, 38 years, married, Mechanical engineer, lives 663 6th Ave Brooklyn NY [John T Treacy 41, Della Treacy 30, Michael F Treacy 38, Wm A Treacy 11] [crossed out]

Wm A. Treacy, Brooklyn USA, 1908, 11 years, lives 663 6th Ave Brooklyn NY [John T Treacy 41, Della Treacy 30, Michael F Treacy 38, Wm A Treacy 11] [crossed out]

 

John T. Treacy, Astoria USA, 1908, 36 years, married, Irish American, manufacturer, Home: 98 Remsen St Astoria NY. . [John T Treacy 36, Della J. Treacy 28, Michiel F Treacy 38]

Della J. Treacy, Astoria USA, 1908, 28 years, married, Irish American,  Home: 98 Remsen St Astoria NY. . [John T Treacy 36, Della J. Treacy 28, Michiel F Treacy 38]

Michiel F. Treacy, Brooklyn USA, 1908, 38 years, married, Electrical engineer, Home 664 6th Ave Brooklyn NY  [John T Treacy 36, Della J. Treacy 28, Michiel F Treacy 38]

 

1910 Census - 600 East 164 Street, Bronx Assembly District 33, New York, New York

John T Treacy          Head       M            40           Ireland, emigrated 1891 Naturalised, manufacturer iron employer

Della J Treacy          Wife       F             28           Ireland, married 7 years, 4 children 0 alive, emigrated 1889

William I Ryan        Father-in-law         M            63            Ireland, widowed, emigrated 1891, Alien, clerk Iron

Louis V Treacy        Nephew M            23           Ireland, single, emigrated 1908, Naturalised? Pa, clerk iron

 

 

William Slevin Tracey (1868–1868)

 

 

Michael Tracey (1869–1937)

 

1910 Census - 1924 8th Ave, Brooklyn Ward 22, Kings, New York

Michael T Treacy, Head, 39, b. Ireland, emigrated 1891, P.A. [naturalised], merchant grocer

Mary Treacy, Wife, 39, b. Ireland, married 20 years, 6 children 6 alive, emigrated 1891

William A Treacy, Son, 12, b. New York

Mary T Treacy, Daughter, 8, b. New York

Agnes J Treacy, Daughter, 6/12 months, b. New York

Timothy Mahoney, Lodger, 42, b. New York, single, porter saloon

 

1913 Ellis Island

Mary Treacy, NY USA, 1913, 42 years . John T Supreme Ct NY. Brother in law: Edward Tracey, 37 Charlesville Rd Dublin. Resident returning to 334 58th St Hayridge Brooklyn. 5’7”, fair complexion, fair hair, blue eyes, B. Mohill Ireland. [Mary Treacy 42, Mary F Treacy 11, Agnes J Treacy 4]

Mary F. Treacy, B'klyn, NY USA, 1913, 11 years, 4 years, US born. Uncle: Edward Tracey, 37 Charlesville Rd Dublin. Resident returning to 334 58th St Hayridge Brooklyn. B. Brooklyn USA. [Mary Treacy 42, Mary F Treacy 11, Agnes J Treacy 4]

Agnes J. Treacy, Brooklyn NY USA, 1913, 4 years, US born. Uncle: Edward Tracey, 37 Charlesville Rd Dublin. Resident returning to 334 58th St Hayridge Brooklyn. B. Brooklyn USA. [Mary Treacy 42, Mary F Treacy 11, Agnes J Treacy 4]

??? [Mrs] Treacy, Brooklyn USA, 1913, 42 years, married, lives 334 58St, Hagridge, Brooklyn [??? Treacy 42, Mary Treacy 11, Agnes J Treacy 4] [crossed out]

Mary Treacy, Brooklyn USA, 1913, 11 years lives 334 58St, Hagridge, Brooklyn [??? Treacy 42, Mary Treacy 11, Agnes J Treacy 4] [crossed out]

Agnes J. Treacy, Brooklyn USA, 1913, 4 years lives 334 58St, Hagridge, Brooklyn [??? Treacy 42, Mary Treacy 11, Agnes J Treacy 4] [crossed out]

 

 

 

Mary Ellen Treacy (1870–1949)

 

Mary Ellen Treacy (d. of William Treacy) of 48 Bayview Avenue m. Jeremiah Hanrahan (s. of James Hanrahan) of Castle Yard on 17 April 1894 Wit: John Roe & Susan Treacy. St. Agatha’s RC (North Dublin City)

 

1901 Census

Jeremiah Hourahan, 42, Male, Head of Family, Roman Catholic, Co Cork, Police Inspector, 5 South Circular Road Dublin

Mary Ellen Hourahan, 30, Female, Wife, Roman Catholic, Co Tipperary,

 

1911 Census

Jeremiah Hourahan, 52, Male, Head of Family, Roman Catholic, Co Cork, Commercial Traveller for Wines and Spirits, 16 Munster St., Arran Quay, Dublin

Mary-Ellen Hourahan, 36, Female, Wife, Roman Catholic, Co Tipperary, Married 16 years, no children

 

Susannah/Susan Treacy (1873–1950)

 

1 May 1897 (N) Profession of a Religieuse [& 27 April 1897 Freeman's Journal]

The Convent of Mercy, Templemore, was the scene of an impressive ceremony on Thursday week, the occasion being the profession of Miss Susan Treacy, in religion Sister Mary Francis, daughter of Mr. Wm. Treacy, 117 North Strand, Dublin.

The following members of the family of the newly professed nun attended:

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Treacy, parents;

Messrs. Edward J., Patrick B., P. Neil, and Hugh D. Treacy, brothers;

Mrs. Hourahan and Miss Agnes Treacy, sisters;

Messrs. Louis V. and W. Blount Treacy, Athlone, nephews;

and Mr. Jeremiah Hourahan, brother-in-law.

The other friends included Miss Murphy, Miss Kearney and Miss Butler.

 

Sr. Mary Francis Treacy [Susan Treacy] (1873-1950), of Tipperary, Died 30th August 1950, Age 77, entered The Convent of Mercy, Templemore 1897

 

Hugh Daniel Treacy (1874–1945)

 

1914 Magistrates/Commission of the Peace

Hugh Daniel Treacy, 37 Charleville Road, Cabra, Dublin. Appointed 29th January 1913. Wine Merchant's Agent.

 

Jun 28, 1924 (FJ) To Visit Mountjoy

The following Peace Commissioners have been appoint visitors to Mountjoy Prison...Mr. Hugh Tracy, Ryder's row, Dublin.

Jul 1, 1924 (IT) Mountjoy Prison Visitors

...Mr. H. Tracy, Ryder's Row, Dublin...

 

Witness to signature of Stephen Treacy, IRA pension application:

Hugh Treacy, 11/12 Ryders Row, Dublin. P.C. [Peace Commissioner]. 19th December 1935. [see Stephen Treacy]

 

Agnes Treacy (1877–1959)

 

May 4, 1898 (FJ) Feis Ceoil in Belfast

Vocal Solos - Soprano...3rd Miss Agnes Treacey, Dublin

1901 Music in Dublin

... Chamber Music Union...Miss Agnes Treacey gave unmixed pleasure by her charming singing of a group of songs by Schubert and Stanford, and a very beautiful Italian song, ' Fior di Siepe,' by Esposito...

 The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, Vol. 42, No. 699 (May 1, 1901), p. 332

 

11 June 1914 (FJ) Marriage of Miss Agnes Treacy

The marriage arranged between Dr. James Harold of 20 Brunswick square, London, and Miss Agnes Treacy, of 37 Charleville road, Cabra, Dublin, will take place quietly the first week in July.

On 2nd July 1914, the wedding of Miss Agnes Treacy and Dr. James Harold, at the Church of the Holy Family, Aughrim Street, Dublin.

              

Oct 23, 1922 (II) Irish Musical Talent – Interesting Concert in London

...Miss Agnes Treacy sang with all her accustomed freshness and consummate art. Her rendering of Gounod’s “Ave Maria” with violen obligato, showed this fine singer at her best...

 

29 November 1924 (NG) "The Irish Patti"

In Mrs. James Harold of Bloomsbury, not everybody will recognise the famous Irish prima donna, Miss Agnes Tracey, "The Irish Patti", as she was often called, when she used to charm audiences with "Home Sweet Home" and Gounod's "Ave Maria" two special favourites with her admirers. She was brought up in Tipperary and Limerick and has many associations with Nenagh.

 

Helen Keller Archive (1914-1930)

Letter from Agnes Harold [20 Brunswick Square WC1] to Lord Aberdeen in appreciation of his radio address.

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Aug 8, 1959 IT

Harold - August 6, 1959 at St. Joseph's Nursing Home, Raheny, Agnes Harold (Agnes Treacy), of 312 Clontarf road, widow of Dr. James Harold, London, and mother of Maureen and Jimmy. Deeply regreted. Funeral after 10 o'clock Mass at St. Gabriel Church, Clontarf to-day (Saturday) to Glasnevin Cemetary. House private.

Aug 8, 1959 IT

"Irish Nightingale" Agnes Treacy, dead

Mrs James Harold, 312 Clontarf road, Dublin, formerly Agnes Treacy, who sang with the late Count John McCormack before the first World War, has died in a Dublin nursing-home.

Mrs Harold was a native of Nenagh, and sang at the Welsh Eisteddfod, where she received the Bardic title, "Nightingale of Ireland." In Ireland and abroad she received acclaim for interpretation of classical music and oratorio. She appeared specially at festivals at Sheffield, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester, and refused offers to go on tour with Caruso and Melba, although she had sung with Melba.

In 1914, she married Dr. James Harold, and went to live in London. She returned to Dublin when he died in 1939. In 1943 she broadcast feom Radio Eireann, singing with her daughter, Mrs Maureen Nolan.

Mrs Nolan, a son Dr. James Harold, Phoenix Arizone, her son-in-law, sister in law and three grandchildren survive her.

 

James Treacy Harold (b.22 August 1917 d.2000) MB BS Lond(1940) MRCP(1942) MD(1942) DTM&H(1948) MD(1948) FRCP(1975)

James Treacy ‘Jimmy’ Harold was a physician in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. The only son of James Harold, a doctor, and Agnes née Treacy, he studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, qualifying in 1940.

He held a house physician post on the medical professorial unit at St Bartholomew’s, before becoming a resident medical officer at St Andrew’s Hospital, Dollis Hill. In 1942, he became a medical officer for the North East London Blood Supply Depot, gaining an MD and his membership of the College in the same year. He subsequently returned to St Bartholomew’s, as chief assistant on the medical professorial unit.

In 1945, he became a major in the RAMC, as a medical specialist, becoming a lieutenant colonel in charge of a medical division and an acting dermatologist for the British Commonwealth Occupying Force, which occupied Japan after the end of the Second World War. In 1948 he gained a second MD, in tropical medicine, as well a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene.

Following his demobilisation, he was appointed as a medical registrar and then as a senior medical registrar at Brompton Hospital in London. He was also a specialist in tropical disease for the Ministry of Pensions.

In 1956, he left the UK and gained a licence to practice internal medicine in Arizona. He worked in Phoenix. In the 1950s he wrote papers on bronchitis, tuberculosis and cancer of the lung, among other topics.

He was married to Helen. He had two children – Ooneen and Jaime.

RCP editor

https://history.rcplondon.ac.uk/inspiring-physicians/james-treacy-harold

 

 

Thomas Treacy (1840 Fermanagh – 1882 Fermanagh), RIC

 

28471 Thomas Treacy, 23 years, 5'10", b. Fermanagh. Roman Catholic, recommended by D. Smith JP, laborer, appointed 20 Mar 1863, served Limk 25 July '63, PAC 1.11.78 - P Con 1 May 1880, Pensioned 15 May 1882 28471D/67145 [crossed out] died 6 May 1882 28471D/67341, served 19 years 1 month, pension £35/-/-

 

28471 Limerick, Thos Treacy, rank Con for 2 years, served 19 years 1 month, grant £5.16.-, pay £72, pension £35, award £35 (died 6 May 82)

 

15-16 May 1882 Freeman's Journal

(Tuesday), 6h inst. – Treacy, at the residence of his mother, Newtownbutler, county Fermanagh, Mr T Treacy, constable R I C, Newepallas, county Limerick, aged 41 years, fourth son of the late Mr P Treacy, Killeraw, county Fermanagh RIP.

 

Thomas Treacy: The Will of Thomas Treacy late of Killcraw County Fermanagh Police Pensioner deceased who died 6 May 1882 at same place was proved at Armagh by Daniel Treaey of Killcraw aforesaid Farmer one of the Executors. Date Of Grant: 14/09/1882 Effects: Effects £212

The Will of Thomas Treacy late of Killcraw [Killyraw Galloon] County Fermanagh Police Pensioner deceased who died 6 May 1882 at same place was proved at Armagh by Daniel Treaey of Killcraw aforesaid Farmer one of the Executors. [Will: my brothers James William Philip, John, Francis £10, sister Ellen Magovern? £10, mother £20, brother Hugh £20, brother Dan £100 watch and chain, date 1st May 1882]

1858 – 1920 Calendars of Wills and Administrations

Thomas Treacy 6 May 1882 Killcraw Fermanagh, police pensioner, by Daniel Treacy, farmer

 

 

 

Philip Treacy (1845/9-1911)

 

Philippum Tressy married Annam McKenny 17 Nov 1867 Wit: Daniele Tressy & Joanna Hewort Galloon Parish

[Philip Treacy married 1867 Anne M'Keany Clones PLU]

 

Philip Tressy, of full age, widower, tailor, lives Newtown Butler, (s. of Philip Tressy, farmer) married Mary Goodwin, of full age, spinster, lives Gubb Island Newtown Butler (d. of Thomas Goodwin, farmer, deceased) [her mark] Wit: Bernard M Allen & Mary Anne Goodwin [her mark] RC Chapel of Newtown Butler 16 January 1871 [Newtown Butler Clones PLU Fermanagh]

Philipus Treacy & Maria Tuddon

Joannes Treacy b. 31 May/7 Jun 1874 of kinneron [Kimran? Clones Fermanagh] Sp. Jacobus Treacy & Maria McMahon. Clones Parish [note: married Mary? Anne Prunty Roslea 15 August 1919] 

 

Philip Treacy & Mary Gudden

John Treacy b. 15 Sep 1874 Ireland (LDS)

Phillip Treacy & Mary Goodwin

Mary Ellen Treacy b. 27 Nov 1876 Ireland (LDS)

Philip Tracy & Mary Crudden

John Tracy b. 31 May 1874 of Kineran bapt. 1 Jun 1874 Sacred Heart Church Clones Sp. James Tracy & Mary Mc Mahon

http://www.rooneys-of-roslea.com/

 

Philip Tressy, full age, widower, tailor, of Greahishial N.T. Butler (s. of Philip Tressy, farmer, deceased) married Rose Mowen, full age, spinster, of Greahishial N.T. Butler (d. of John [Charl - crossed out] Mowen, labourer) [her mark] Wit: Bernard Keenan & Elizabeth A Lilly 10 August 1881 RC Chapel of Clones. [Clones, Clones PLU Monaghan]

Philip Tracy, tailor, & Rose Moan?

Philip Daniel Tracy b. 6 Nov 1886 of Donagh [Galloon Fermanagh]. Philip Treacy Father Donagh. Lisnaskea Lisnaskea PLU

 

Philip Treacy, full age, widower, farmer, of Lisnasrie, (s. of Philip Treacy, farmer) married Anne McCaffrey, fullage, spinster, of Tawnyboy N.T. Butler (d. of Patrick McCaffrey, farmer) Wit: Patrick McGovern & Ellen McGovern 12 January 1896 Newtown Butler RC Church

 

1901 Census

Phillip Tracey, 52, M, 26 (File 2 of Aghagay), Newtownbutler, Fermanagh, Tailor, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Widower, Co Fermanagh

Lizzie Tracey, 17, F, (File 2 of Aghagay), Newtownbutler, Fermanagh, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Daughter, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Philip Daniel Tracey, 14, M, (File 2 of Aghagay), Newtownbutler, Fermanagh, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

 

1906 Elis Island

Philip Treacy, Fermanagh Ireland?, 1906, 20 years, single, Fermanagh, to Uncle Michael Mowen, 204 East 37th St NY [Philip Treacy 20 of Fermanagh, Lizzie Treacy 22] [1901 Census Newtownbutler]

Lizzie Treacy, NY USA, 1906, 22 years, single, Non immigrant alien, to Uncle Michael Mowen, 204 East 37th St NY [Philip Treacy 20 of Fermanagh, Lizzie Treacy 22] [1901 Census Newtownbutler]

 

Elizabeth Treacy, 25, single, b. 1889 Ireland (d. of Philip Treacy & Rose Mowen) married Richard Carmody, 22, single, b. 1892 Ireland (s. of John & Brigid Mcdonough) 22 Feb 1914 Manhattan, New York, United States

 

28 March 1908 (AC) Miss Agnes Treacy

...Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh. Although resident in Dublin, Miss Treacy's father is a native of Fermanagh, Mr. Philip Treacy, R.D.C. [Clones] being her uncle...

 

1911 Census

Philip Treacy, 66, M, 29 Newtown Butler Town, Newtown Butler, Fermanagh (head, tailor, widower)

 

December 16, 1911 Kentucky Irish American

Ireland - The death is announced of Philip Treacy of Newtownbutler. Mr Treacy had reached his sixty-fifth year was Vice Chairman of the local Board of Guardians and was greatly Interested In the Lough Erne drainage question.

 

 

Ellen Treacy Magovern

 

Eleanor Tressy, Do [of full age], spinster, lives Killera, (d. of Philip Tressy, Do [farmer] married Patrick McGovern, of full age, bachelor, farmer, lives Gubb Island, (s. of Patt McGovern, farmer) 26 July 1867 RC Chapel Newtown Butler Wit: Philip Treacy & Jane Stewart? [Newtown Butler Clones PLU] signed her mark

Helena/Hel/Eleonora Tracy/Tressy & Patricius/Patr/Patricii McGovern

Helena McGovern b. 2 Apr 1871 of Drumurl [Drummurl Galloon] Sp. Patric McGovern & Maria Rapsh. Galloon Parish

Maria McGovern b. 10 Oct 1872 of Drumurb Sp. Fran Rishol? & Marg McGovern. Galloon Parish

Aliciam McGovern b. 29 Jan 1877 of Drummurl Sp. Patricius M'Govern & Elisabetha Beehill. Galloon Parish

 

 

John Treacy (1848 Fermanagh - 1891 Kilkenny)

 

RIC Record

John Treacy, 32563, b. 1848 Fermanagh

 

32563 Jno Treacy, 19 years, 5'9.25", b. Fermanh, Catholic, married 6 Sep 76 wife from Kilkenny, recommended by Sub Insp Maxwell, laborer, appointed 23 Jany '67, served Wexford - Tipp N 1/6.67 - Wexford 1 May 67 - Tip NR - Kildare 1/11/78, PAC 1 Feb 187? - P Con 1 May 188?, Punishments, Pensioned 27 October 1884 325633/91513, served 17 years 8 months, pension £27

 

Men unfit, discharged according to provisions of Sect 3, 46 & 47 Vic Ch 14

32563, Kildare, John Tracy, rank Segt 4 years 5 months, served 17 years 8 months, grant £6-8-11, pay £80-12, pension £27-8, £27.8.8, 28 Oct '84, 36

 

25 May 1867 (NG) The Constabulary

...and Sub-constable John Tracy will be removed from Cornwall in the County [Killurin, Wexford] to Nenagh, on the 31st instant.

 

24/05/1867 New Ross Court, SC John Treacey [RIC], complainant

 

8 March 1879 Freeman's Journal

... John Treacy, of Ballitore, Co. Kildare, has been promoted to the rank of Acting-constable.

Feb 26, 1881 (KO) The Constabulary

...Constable Treacy from Ballinadrimna to Athy...

4 Nov 1882 (KO) Athy Petty Sessions

Constable John Tracy...

 

John Treacy, full age, bachelor, RI Constabulary, lives Roscrea (s. of Philip Treacy, farmer) married Kate O'Regan/Regan, full age, spinster, lives [not stated] (d. of Daniel O'Regan) 6 September 1876 Wit: Simon Doyle & Julia Meagher RC Chapel Roscrea [Roscrea PLU Tipperary]

John Treacy married Kate ORegan 6 Sep 1876 Wit: John Doyle & Eliza Meagher Roscea Parish

Joannes Treacy & Catherina ORegan

Cornelius Treacy b. 15/16 Mar 1877 of Ashbury [Roscrea Tipperary] Sp. Simon Doyle & Maria OShea. Roscea Parish

John Treacy & Kate O'Regan

Ellen Treacy b. 16/18 Jul 1880 of Balnadrimma [Ballynadrumny] Sp. Joseph Fogarty & Elizabeth Daly. Balyna Parish Kildare (Note: Cuiratius Baptizata)

John Treacy & Kate O’Regan

Ellen b. 16 July 1880 Johnstown Kildare (LDS)

John Tracy, of Maudlin Street [Kilkenny], Ex Policeman, & Kate O'Reghan*

Michael* Tracy* b. 18 Dec 1885 of Maudlin Street. Mary White [her mark] present at birth, James Green

* In No. 119 Col 3 for Michael read "Thomas William" and in Cols 5 and 6 for "Tracy" read "Treacy" and in Col 6 for "O'Reghan" read "O'Regan". Corrected on the 15th December 1933 by me Thomas Treacy Supt. Register on production of a Statutory Declaration made by Kate Treacy, mother, Baptismal Certificate produced. [signed].

 

John Treacy of Black Abbey [Kilkenny] died 27 April 1891, married, 40 years, Pensioner R.I.C., Pneumonia 1 days Certified, Mary Anne Empson [her mark] present at death Black Abbey

 

1901 Census

Cornelius F Tracy, 23, M, Francisan?, 6 Walkinslough, Kilkenny Urban, Kilkenny, Religious, Roman Catholic, Member of Community, Not Married, Co Tipperary

 

1911 Census

Catherine Treacy, 60, F, 15 Dean Street Lower, Kilkenny No. 1 Urban, Kilkenny (head, widow, married for 15 years, 9 child 6 alive)

Michael Thos Treacy, 24, M, Dean Street Lower, Kilkenny No. 1 Urban, Kilkenny (son, clerk in probate & Estate office, single)

 

September 27, 1939 Irish Press

The death occurred, last evening, at her residence, Dean St., Kilkenny, of Mrs. Catherine Trcacy, widow of Mr. John Treacy. She was mother of Mr. Thomas Treacy Secretary of the Kilkenny Co. Board of Health, who held a distinguished record in the Old I.R.A. He was Commandant of the Kilkenny Brigade, during- the Black-and-Tan time; was arrested after Easter Week, and interned in Ballykinlar. Mrs. Treacy's house was raided by Crown forces on several occasions. The  remains will be removed, at 1 o 'clock, this evening' to St. Canice. ' s Church, Kilkenny, and the funeral takes place after Requiem Mass at 10.30 to-morrow (Thursday) to St. Rioch's Cemetery.

Treacy (Kilkenny) September 26, 1939 at 30 Dean Street Kilkenny, Mrs. Catherine Treacy (Senior), widow of the late John Treacy R.I.P. Requim office and High Mass in St. Canice's Catholic Church at 10.30 O'clock to-day (Thursday). Funeral immediately afterwards to St. Rioch's Cemetary.

 

St. Rioch’s, Graveyard , Walkins St, Kilkenny

Treacy: Kerb with " Treacy " on the end and O'Treasaig in Irish lettering at the head.

The following were buried in this grave.

John Treacy died 28th April 1891.

Catherine Treacy nee Regan from Tullaroan died 26 September 1939 aged 77.

Tomas Treacy died 9 May 1922 aged 1 yr. 4 mths.

Names given by Mrs. Gertrude Boran grand daughter of above John Treacy 1984.

Kilkenny Archaeologial Society

 

 

Captain Thomas Treacy, Commandant Kilkenny IRA, Commandant Ballykinlar Camp & Kilkenny City Councillor

 

Thomas Treacy (1885-1975) was born December 1885 in Maudlin Street, Kilkenny. After his father’s death in 1891 the family moved to Abbey Street. He later moved to Dean Street where he lived for the rest of his life, first in No 15 and later in No 30, which was the family home in Kilkenny until the late 1980s.

 

Thomas was Captain of the Irish Volunteers in Kilkenny in the 1914-16 period. After the 1916 Rising he was arrested and interned in Frongoch.

 

He was later Brigade Commandant of the Kilkenny Brigade during the War of Independence until his arrest in November 1920 when he was interned in Ballykinlar for over a year.

 

He was finally released in December 1921 just after the Treaty was signed.

 

The 1915 photo appeared in the Kilkenny People on December 24, 1921 along with a piece welcoming him and other Kilkenny prisoners home.

 

He was appointed Secretary of the Board of Health in early 1922. He died in 1975 and is buried in Foulkstown.

 

Thomas Treacy, of 30 Dean Street, Kilkenny...In September 1918, while 'on the run', he resided in the house of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Anne O'Regan, 30, Dean St., Kilkenny

 

Thomas Treacy, full age, bachelor, probate clerk, of Dean st, (s. of John Treacy, sergeant in R.I.C.) married Elizabeth O’Regan, full age, spinster, shop assistant, of Maudlin St (d. of Patrick O Regan, port on railway) Wit: John Stallard & Madge McCarthy on the 06 September 1915 RC Church of St Johns Kilkenny [State Reg: Kilkenny Jul - Sep 1915 vol.3 page 419]

Children:

Oonah Anne Treacy [State Reg Una Anne Treacy, Kilkenny Oct - Dec 1918 vol 3 page 331]

Philip Treacy [State Reg Kilkenny Oct - Dec 1922 vol 3 page 299]

Philomena Ena Treacy [State Reg Philomena Catherine Treacy, Kilkenny Jul - Sep 1924 vol 2 page 330 

Canice Treacy [State Reg: Kilkenny Apr - Jun 1928 vol 3 page 329 ]

Mary "Gertrude" Gertie Treacy [State Reg Mary G Treacy, Kilkenny Apr - Jun 1930 vol 3 page 330] & Thomas Boran – daughter Orla Murphy

Sean Treacy [John? Multiple dates]

Patrick Paddy Treacy [State Reg Kilkenny Oct - Dec 1932 vol 3 page 299]

Siblings:

Francis Treacy

http://gw2.geneanet.org/jeremycricket?lang=en;pz=jean+jacques+michel;nz=monneron;ocz=0;p=francis;n=treacy

 

Thomas Treacy (1885 -14/5/1975), 30 Dean Street, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

Thomas Treacy, bacheler, probate clerk, of Dean St married Elizabeth O'Regan, Spinster, shop assistant, of Madlin St on the 6 Sep 1915 Wit: John Stafford & Madge McCarthy St John's RC Kilkenny (M. Treacy, Superintendaent Register Kilkenny 22nd September 1953)

Mrs Gertrude Boran, No.11 Irishtown, Kilkenny [daughter]

Thomas Treacy, was formerly Superintendaent Register Kilkenny, retired 31 Jan 1953, b.1885

 

No. 17 Parliament Street

In 1917, Martin Crotty, solicitor, moved his office upstairs and Mrs. Thomas Tracey, whose husband was imprisoned for political activities, carried on a drapery business. They were the parents of Messrs. Tracey, garage, Irishtown.

http://kilkennyarchaeologicalsociety.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/parliament-street-1976.pdf

 

15th Feb 1981 It happened this week

Kilkenny priest for Washington

Very Rev. Canice Treacy, youngest son of Thomas and Mrs Treacy, 30 Dean Street, Kilkenny, left Shannon Airport on Sunday night, for Washington, USA, where he will take up his sacred duties.

 

 

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1930s Photograph

My father and his family were very close to Tom Treacy and his wife Elizabeth O'Regan, they were such kind people, they helped the family so much.

My father told me lots of stories about how Tom and Lizzie hid bullets in the curtain rails in their Drapers shop and there was also a hidy hole.

Best regards

Susan O'Regan-Monneron, April 2021

 

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Tom Treacy 1915

 

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Captain Thomas Treacy, Military Record

 

Thomas Treacy, of 30 Dean Street, Kilkenny was in 1916 Captain 'A' Company Irish Volunteers, Kilkenny City. In March 1916, on St Patrick's Day, the Kilkenny city battalion of the Irish volunteers parade was under the command of Captain Kelly and Captain Treacy. After the rising in June 1916 he was one of the 100 prisoners deported from the Richmond Barracks, Dublin and lodged in Wakefield Detention Barracks, England. By August 1917, he was back in Kilkenny and was elected as sanitary sub-officer and waste-water inspector of Kilkenny. In 1918 he was Battalion Commandant of Kilkenny City and North Kilkenny. In September 1918, while 'on the run', he resided in the house of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Anne O'Regan, 30, Dean St., Kilkenny, where he  was very well looked after. In January 1920 he was elected for St. Canice's Ward as a Sein Fein candidate.  In March 10, 1920 as a result of the raid on Hugginstown, his private house was raided by Police. In May 1920 he was one of the Irish Hunger Strikers released from Wormwood Scrubes prison and was later discharged from St. Mary's Infirmary, Highgate. In December 1920, he was detained at Kilworth Camp. In October 1921 he was Acting Camp Commandant at Ballykinlar Camp, Co. Down and was released in December 1921. He took no part in the Civil War. In 1924 he was secretary of the Kilkenny County Board of Health.

 

 

Bureau of Military History (1913-1921) - Witness Statements

Thomas Treacy

Address: 30 Dean Street, Kilkenny

W/S No: 0590

Position: Captain ‘A’ Company Irish Volunteers, Kilkenny 1916

Witness Statement Part 1

W/S No: 1093

Position: Battalion Commandant, Kilkenny 1917-

Position: Brigade Commandant, Kilkenny 1918

Witness Statement Part 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pension Application - File Reference MSP34REF50645

Thomas Treacy (1885 -14/5/1975), 30 Dean Street, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

Associated files in MSPA 34B58

No 1916 service

Irish Volunteers: 1 Kilkenny Battalion, Kilkenny Brigade

Irish Republican Army: Brigade Officer Commanding, Kilkenny Brigade

Military Service Pensions Acts 1934 Grade B,  Awarded 2 and 7/8 years service for pension purposes in 1942.

Scanned/digital copyMSP34REF50645 Thomas Treacy.pdf
Scanned/digital copy34B58 Thomas Treacy.pdf

File Dates: 6 April 1935 - 22 September 1987

File relates to Thomas Treacy's receipt of a military service pension in respect of his service with the Irish Volunteers for part of the periods between 1 April 1917 and 31 March 1919 and with the IRA for part of the periods between 1 April 1919 and 11 July 1921. Applicant also claimed unsuccessfully for other periods. The applicant joined in 1914 in Kilkenny where he was a Clerk in the Probate Court. A complete Statement of his activities was handed in by him. He was Captain of the Company in Easter Week and remained a captain until 1918 when he became Commandant of the 1st Battalion. In August of the same year he was made Brigade Commandant in Kilkenny and held that rank and post until his capture and internment - until the 23rd November 1920. Treacy claims that he joined the Irish Volunteers in 1914 and that he mobilised for the Easter Rising, 1916. States that he was arrested on 5 May 1916 and that he was interned until July 1916 at Frongoch. Says that he was reappointed as Company Captain upon reorganisation and later Officer Commanding, Kilkenny 1 Battalion. Applicant claims that he was involved in resisting conscription and that he was required to go on the run. In March 1920 Treacy says that he was in charge of a party which succeeded in capturing Huggingstown Barracks, County Kilkenny. Also says that he was involved in the burning of barracks and raids on income tax offices. States that he was arrested on 9 April 1920 and that he was sent to Cork and later Belfast jails where he took part in a hunger strike before been released in May 1920. Treacy claims that while convalescing in London he was able to secure a number of revolvers for the brigade. States that he met with Ernie O'Malley and Richard Mulcahy regarding a proposed attack at Woodstock, County Kilkenny. Treacy claims that he was again arrested in November 1920 and interned at Ballykinlar, County Down where he acted as camp Vice Commandant and later Commandant 1 Camp. File contains: typed transcript and summary of sworn evidence given by the claimant before the Advisory Committee, Military Service Pensions Act, 1934 (17 July 1940); R.15 sheet detailing rank on critical dates; handwritten notes of discussions held with Brigade verifying officers; material concerning employment with Kilkenny County Council and income tax; certified copy of marriage certificate for the marriage between Thomas Treacy and Elizabeth O'Regan; material relating to payment of pension to widow; certified copy of death certificate for Elizabeth Treacy.

 

 

T Tracey, Dean street Kilkenny, Richmond Barracks to Wakefield 20th May 1916

Thomas Treacy, Kilkenny City, Frongoch Detention Camp June/July 1916

22 May 1916 Cork Examiner

List of prisoners in Richmond Barracks...Tracy, T; Teacy, Ml;...

3 June 1916 Kilkenny People

Kilkenny Prisoners Six Released (Passed By Censor)

Six of the Kilkenny prisoners interned in Wakefield were released during the week...but it is stated that...T. Treacy are to be court-martialled, though the Statement is not yet authenticated...

29 July 1916 Kilkenny People

Release of Kilkenny Prisoners...On Sunday last messrs T. Treacy...arrived in Kilkenny by 12 o'clock train from Frongoch Camp, having been released the previous evening...

 

Thomas Treacy of Kilkenny, 18 Apr 1920 Internment camps & prisons to Belfast

Thomas Treacy original trial 9/4/1920 to be removed from Cork to Belfast

Thomas Tracey, 20 Dec 1921 Internment camps & prisons, Interment order 101

Tom Treacy, Vice Supervisor, 13 Aug 1921 Ballykinlar, Tom Treacy No.1 Camp Hut 19 Appointment Vice Supervisor

 

...April [1917]...Peter Deloughry, T. C, Treasurer of St. Mary's Branch National Defense Fund, was arrested in Kilkenny under the Defense of the Realm Act. No charge was made against him. He was brought to the police barracks after his arrest and shortly after midnight was motored to the military barracks, where he was detained overnight. He was conveyed under strong military and police escort to the railway station on Saturday morning and removed to Dublin in the custody of the police. About 2 a. m., his house was visited by a body of police and a search made for arms or incriminating documents, but none was found. The residence of T. Treacy, Irish Volunteer Captain, Dean Street, also was visited by the police with a view to his arrest, but Mr. Treacy was not found. Both Deloughry and Treacy were amongst the Kilkenny prisoners arrested after Easter week, and were kept in detention for some months.

Wheeler, Charles Newton (1919) The Irish Republic; an analytical history of Ireland,1914-1918, ... . Chicago

 

 

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Compound Staff Officers – Front row (L-R) Art O’Donnell, Mossie Donegan, Joseph McGrath, Dr. Richard Hayes, Dr. T.F. O’Higgins – Back row (L-R) Thomas Meldon, Barney O’Driscoll, Thomas Treacy, D. Hogan.

Liam O'Duibhir (2013) Prisoners of War - Ballykinlar Internment Camp 1920-1921. Mercier Press.

 

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Far dearer the grave or the prison,

Illumined by one patriot's name,

Than the trophies of all who have risen

On Liberty's ruins to fame.

Republican autograph books compiled at Ballykinlar internment camp, 1921 by Joseph S. Considine (NLI) [same listing in three books]

 

 

James Lalor Papers

P133/6 29 November 1936–10 April 1937 16pp

Correspondence and newspaper cuttings relating to the publication of Ernie O’Malley’s book On Another Man’s Wound his account of the organisation of the IRA in Kilkenny in 1920 and his arrest.

Includes:...five articles published in the Irish Press by Thomas Treacy, James Lalor, Eamon Comartún, Joseph Rice, Seán Byrne, Patrick Bryan and John Joseph Byrne detailing their version of the events described in O’Malley’s book. The writers conclude in the final article ‘If Mr O’Malley, without wounding other men had chosen to tell a “fantastic tale” (page 107) with himself as hero nobody would have bothered; but when he seeks a brighter halo on other men’s wounds and shouts “Windy!” at IRA tombstones it is time to protest’ (19 December 1936, 2pp).

P133/20 18 March 1936–24 October 1950 69pp

Military Service Applications—1 Battalion, Kilkenny Brigade

Correspondence and statements of activities. Includes:...Thomas Treacy, Brigade Commandant (20 March 1942, 16pp)...

 

 

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Tom Treacy - Kilkenny's Forgotten Commander - 1919-1921 (17th March 2020)

https://twitter.com/KKTradFest/status/1232631915171192832

 

 

 

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Ballykinlar History Hut

Thomas Treacy (1885-1975) and Ballykinlar Internment Camp, 1920-21.

 

On the 100th anniversary of the arrest of Thomas Treacy, Orla Murphy here tells the story of her grandfather and Ballykinlar Camp.

Thomas Treacy was born in Kilkenny city in December 1885. His father, John, was from Fermanagh and a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary. His mother Catherine (Kate) was born in Kilkenny and she was the daughter of an RIC man also. The couple married in 1876 but by 1891 John had died, at the young age of 43, leaving Kate to bring up 6 children.

Tom did well at school and was selected by the firm of Messrs. James Poe, solicitors, to work for them in 1904. By 1915 he had risen to the position of chief clerk of the probate office and had married his wife Elizabeth.

In September 1914 he had been appointed Captain of A company of the Irish Volunteers in Kilkenny. These were the group who rejected John Redmond’s call to support the British war effort after the outbreak of the World War 1 in the hope of Home Rule being implemented at the end of the war.

In the aftermath of the 1916 Rising he was arrested with over 30 other Irish volunteers from Kilkenny and he was eventually transferred from Richmond Barracks in Dublin to Frongoch internment camp near Bala in Wales. He was released in August 1916 and on returning to Kilkenny found that his “job was no longer available” to him. Elizabeth was a trained milliner and a very good seamstress, so they opened a drapery to make ends meet. Their first child was born in 1916. During 1917 Tom was increasingly involved in the reorganisation of the Irish Volunteers in Kilkenny and played a significant part in the successful by - election of W. T. Cosgrave in the first urban election of a Sinn Fein candidate in Kilkenny, following on from earlier successes for the party in Roscommon, Longford and East Clare. In August 1918 he was elected Commandant of the Kilkenny Brigade. His second child was born shortly afterwards. The year 1919 saw the birth of a third child and the meeting of the First Dáil, along with the outbreak of the War of Independence. In March 1920 Tom was in charge of the attack on Hugginstown R.I.C. barracks which was only the third R.I.C. barracks to surrender in the country during a period when the War of Independence was intensifying significantly. In April 1920 he was arrested and transferred to Crumlin Road Jail in Belfast, when, while on hunger strike along with other prisoners, he was sent to Wormwood Scrubs prison in London. He eventually returned to Kilkenny in June 1920.

On November 23, 1920 he was arrested for the final time in the major round up after Bloody Sunday. Along with several other Kilkenny men he was detained in Kilkenny Military Barracks for a week, transferred to Clonmel, Kilworth Camp and eventually the Military Detention Prison in Cork from whence they were put on a destroyer at 3am and endured a dreadful journey to Belfast to be met with a very hostile reception by the shipyard workers who rained down “ Belfast Confetti” on the handcuffed prisoners. From Belfast they were put on a train which deposited them at Ballykinlar Halt on 11th December 1920. He would remain there until the 9th December 1921. (His fourth child Tómas was born in his absence in February 1921 and only met his father after his release. Unfortunately, he died in 1922 shortly after Tom returned home).

Tom states in his Bureau of Military History Statement 1093 that when he arrived in Ballykinlar there were about 600 prisoners but that soon Camp 1 or the “Cage”, as they called it because of the thick barbed wire which surrounded it, filled up to 1000 men and a second compound was opened containing another 1000 internees from every part of Ireland. Conditions were tough and shortly after his arrival he saw “ice on a cup of water beside a patient’s bed in the hospital”. In his statement he described No 1 camp as consisting of 4 lines of huts, 10 in each line made of zinc sheeting on the outside and wood on the inside. Each hut accommodated approximately 25 men. There was also a chapel, a cook house, a dining room and storage buildings in the centre of the compound. He was in Hut 19 along with James Lalor and Tom Nolan. Mick Loughman was in Hut 11 and. M J Tierney of Kilkenny and London was also in Camp 1. Among the second intake of prisoners were more Kilkenny men such as Jim Roughan of Ahenure, Callan, Joe Rice, Outrath and Ned Comerford, Kilkenny, who were all well known to him but were housed in Camp 2. Communication between the two camps was forbidden.

Louis J. Walsh, a Donegal solicitor, who wrote an account of his time in Ballykinlar called, “On my Keeping and in theirs”, was also a prisoner in Hut 19 and mentions Tom as a prominent figure in the Camp government set up by the prisoners. He humorously referred to this as “Home rule within the Empire”, since the prisoners had their own governing structures and organised classes on all sorts of subjects from military matters to Irish, accountancy, economics, horticulture and music. These were all taught by themselves and, as Tom Treacy stated, “brains were pooled by the prisoners for the prisoners”. They even managed to get musical instruments and created a camp orchestra and put on plays and concerts. Louis J. Walsh was only one among a number of notable prisoners including future Taoiseach Sean Lemass, and Peadar Kearney the composer of the “Soldier’s Song”, i.e. the Irish National Anthem.

Picturesque and all as Ballykinlar was beside the sea with views of beautiful Sliabh Donard and the Mourne mountains, it still remained a dangerous place to be, as Tom and Jim Lalor found out when they were lucky not to be shot dead by a sentry who fired at them as they emerged from mass in the chapel one morning. On 17th January 1921 a shot from one of the sentries did end up killing Patrick Sloan and Joseph Tormey from Co. Westmeath. Tom recounts “seeing their bodies in a pool of their own blood where they fell”, which was not near the wire fence. The lack of justice for their deaths in cold blood led to a strike on the part of the prisoners.

Tom was a member of the Camp Council and it was his responsibility to ensure the safekeeping of secret despatches and smuggled-in communications which he said were from Michael Collins, Director of Intelligence for the Irish Republican Army. The Camp Council conducted their meeting in the Black Hut usually huddled around the stove. It soon came to their attention that their conversations were being eavesdropped on somehow. Tom had previously read an article about an electrical invention called a Dictaphone “which could listen in to the human voice much like a telephone”, and he knew that the British would have the resources for such new-fangled things. This was only a few years after the invention of the first tanks ever used in battle in 1916 and significant developments in armaments during the War. His suggestion was considered a bit far-fetched and an initial search was unsuccessful. Shortly after this, a plan by the prisoners to burn the camp at Easter 1921 was foiled and he harped back to his intuition about listening devices. He was flatly told that he “had dictaphones on the brain”. However he persisted, and insisted on a thorough search starting with the Commandant’s hut where the council meetings were held. This required each board to be lifted up surreptitiously and with improvised tools by the carpenters among the group. After a short while they discovered the first device not far from the stove about three feet off the ground. He stated that “it was the first (dictaphone) that I or any of those searching for them ever saw”, and that “to describe the discovery as a sensation was to put it mildly”. In all they discovered about 6 devices. Joe Mc Grath, T.D., who was now Camp Commandant in Camp 1, appointed Tom as the man to uncover and cut the wires to the listening devices each time they were replaced by the authorities. The fact that Ballykinlar was situated in such a sandy area made this easier to spot.

Interestingly, Sir Ormonde de l’Epée Winter, Chief of British Intelligence in Dublin Castle, in his final report refers to “listening sets” saying that “they gave unsatisfactory results----- they are difficult to install with the necessary secrecy, the acoustics of a cell are generally bad, and the microphone of English manufacture seems ill adapted to the Irish brogue”. He conveniently omitted to admit that the devices had been discovered!

At the time of the Truce in July 1921 Joe Mc Grath and other prisoners who were elected members of Dáil Éireann or T. D. s. were released. Maurice (Mossy) Donegan succeeded him and Tom Treacy was Vice- Commandant. Later in 1921 after the escape of Mossy Donegan and Paddy Colgan, Tom acted as Prisoners’ Commandant until the time of their release just after the Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed in December 1921.

The fact that a truce existed did not remove the ever present danger inside the camp and this was illustrated by the shooting of Tadhg Barry on the 15th November 1921, despite the fact that Michael Staines, who was on the joint Anglo-Irish Commission investigating prison conditions, was actually visiting the camp that day.

Finally, word reached the camp on the 8th December 1921 that the prisoners would be released the next day. As Commandant, Tom remained until the last batch of 300 prisoners were to be put on the last train. However even the joy of freedom after a full year of incarceration was not straightforward since the train was attacked by shots and a huge angry mob in Banbridge, and only for the foresight of the driver and fireman, and Tom’s own intervention, could have ended in far uglier scenes or even fatalities. He regarded it as a miracle that the incidents did not end in a massacre.

He finally arrived home in Kilkenny on the 10th December 1921. The last line of his witness statement says simply, “I took no part in the Civil War”. Early in 1922 he was appointed Secretary of the Board of Health and later Superintendent Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths. He lived until his 90th year and died aged 89 on 14 April 1975.

The following verse by Thomas Moore which he inscribed in several Ballykinlar autograph books is instructive.

“Far dearer the grave or the prison,

Illumined by one patriot’s name,

Than the trophies of all who have risen

On Liberties ruins to fame”.

 

Research and text by Orla Murphy 23rd Nov 2020

 

 

 

Francis Treacy (1851 Fermanagh -)

 

Francis Treacy, full age, widower, farmer, of Greaneshial [Greaghcashel Galloon] Lisnashea (s. of Philip Treacy, deceased, farmer) married Lucy Fitzpatrick, full age, spinster, of Gortnacarrow N.T. Butler (d. of John Fitzpatrick, farmer) Wit: Daniel Treacy & Jane Fitzpatrick [their marks] 21 November 1882 Cannius? RC Church [her mark]

Francis Tracy, farmer, & Lucy Fitzpatrick

Philip Tracy 26 June 1886 of Grayhiscal.  Mary Wallace Carranacullage [Carrowmaculla Galloon] [her mark] present at birth. Lisnaskea Lisnaskea PLU

 

Susan Treacy, of age, spinster, farmers daughter, of Greaghcashel, (d. of Francis Treacy, farmer) married Francis Mulholland, of age, batchelor, farmer, of Eshmally parish of Lisnashea [Aughalurcher], (s. of James Mulholland, farmer) Wit: John Collins & Jane Neble? 22 August 1905 St. Mary's N.T. Butler [their marks]

 

My ancestor Francis TREACY, was born in 1850-51. His father's name was Philip who farmed 23 acres in the townland of Killyraw, in the parish of Galloon. Would someone be willing to look up Francis' birth and Philips' family in the census? Gary Sellers

If anyone has access to the 1901 census, would you be willing to do a look up for me? I am looking for the Francis & Lucy Treacy family. They would be in the townland of Greaghcashel, parish of Galloon, PLU of Lisnaskea, barony of Clankelly.

Thank you, Gary Sellers 27 Jul 1999

 

1901 Census

Francis Treacy, 50, M, 1 Greoghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh, Farmer, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Married, Co Fermanagh

Lucy Treacy, 48, F, Greoghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh, Farmers Wife, Roman Catholic, Wife, Married, Co Fermanagh

Phice Treacy, 14, M, Greoghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh, Farmers Son, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

John Treacy, 13, M, Greoghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Daniel Treacy, 11, M, Greoghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Francis Treacy, 7, M, Greoghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh, , Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Mary Treacy, 9, F, Greoghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Daughter, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Sara Ann Treacy, 4, F, Greoghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh, , Roman Catholic, Daughter, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

 

1911 Census

Francis Treacy, 60, M, 7 Greaghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh (farmer)

Lucy Treacy, 61, F, Greaghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh (married 28 years, 7 child)

John Treacy, 23, M, Greaghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh (son, single)

Daniel Treacy, 21, M, Greaghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh (son, single)

Francis Treacy, 17, M, Greaghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh

Mary Treacy, 19, F, Greaghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh

Sarah Ann Treacy, 15, F, Greaghcashel, Armagh Manor, Fermanagh

 

 

Hugh Treacy (1849 or 1833 or 1831 Fermanagh – 1912 Fermanagh)

 

1901 Census

Daniel Tracey, 50, M, 1 Killyraw Island, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh, Farmer, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Married, Co Fermanagh

Mary Tracey, 35, F, Killyraw Island, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh, Roman Catholic, Wife, Married, Co Fermanagh

Philip Tracey, 7, M, Killyraw Island, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Patrick Tracey, 5, M, Killyraw Island, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Mary Ellen Tracey, 2, F, Killyraw Island, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh, Roman Catholic, Daughter, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Maggie Anne Tracey, 1, F, Killyraw Island, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh,  Roman Catholic, Daughter, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Hugh Tracey, 52, M, Killyraw Island, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh, Farmer, Roman Catholic, Brother, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

 

1911 Census

Daniel Treacy, 70, M, 1 Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh (Farmer)

Hugh Treacy, 78, M, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh (brother, labourer)

Mary Treacy, 47, F, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh (wife, married 19 years, 7 child)

Phil Joseph Treacy, 17, M, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh

Patrick Treacy, 15, M, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh

Mary Ellen Treacy, 12, F, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh

Maggie Anne Treacy, 11, F, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh

Susan Frances Treacy, 8, F, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh

Sarah Jane Treacy, 5, F, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh

Hugh Daniel Treacy, 0, M, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh

 

Hugh Treacy died 3 December 1912 Killara Fermanagh, bachelor, 81 years, farmer, died of old age no medical attendant, Mary Treacy sister in law of deceased present at death Killara [Newtownbutler Clones Fermanagh]

 

 

Daniel Treaey (1851 or 1841 Fermanagh – 1928 Fermanagh)

 

Daniel Treacy, full age, batchelor, farmer, of Killerace Newtown Butler, (s. of Philip Treacy, deceased, farmer) married Mary Maguire, full age, spinster, of Lisagarry Bonagh (d. of Patrick Maguire, deceased, farmer) Wit: Denis? McKeaver? &  McEllen McManus 22 September 1892 Newtown Butler RC Church [his mark]

 

Daniel Treacy. Treacy Daniel of Killyraw Newtownbutler county Fermanagh farmer died 30 June 1928 Probate Londonderry 19 September to Mary Treacy the widow. Effects £50.

 

1901 Census

Daniel Tracey, 50, M, 1 Killyraw Island, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh, Farmer, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Married, Co Fermanagh

Mary Tracey, 35, F, Killyraw Island, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh, Roman Catholic, Wife, Married, Co Fermanagh

Philip Tracey, 7, M, Killyraw Island, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Patrick Tracey, 5, M, Killyraw Island, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Mary Ellen Tracey, 2, F, Killyraw Island, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh, Roman Catholic, Daughter, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Maggie Anne Tracey, 1, F, Killyraw Island, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh, Roman Catholic, Daughter, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

Hugh Tracey, 52, M, Killyraw Island, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh, Farmer, Roman Catholic, Brother, Not Married, Co Fermanagh

 

1911 Census

Daniel Treacy, 70, M, 1 Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh (Farmer)

Hugh Treacy, 78, M, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh (brother, labourer)

Mary Treacy, 47, F, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh (wife, married 19 years, 7 child)

Phil Joseph Treacy, 17, M, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh

Patrick Treacy, 15, M, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh

Mary Ellen Treacy, 12, F, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh

Maggie Anne Treacy, 11, F, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh

Susan Frances Treacy, 8, F, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh

Sarah Jane Treacy, 5, F, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh

Hugh Daniel Treacy, 0, M, Killyraw, Derrysteaton, Fermanagh

 

 

 

Last update: 13 August 2021