Elaine Treacy of Dublin and Rome

Mobile: 086 0623552




Discipline: Jewellery Making/Goldsmithing (Precious)

Objects: Necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets

Material: Silver, cooper, glass, leather, crystals, stones, wood

Work available from Garland Avante Guarde 44 South William Street Dublin 2; Castle Connell Craft Fair Castle Oaks Hotel Castle Connell Limerick

Price range of goods produced: €26 - €50 €51 - €100


Artist statement: I wish to establish myself as a unique designer of semi-precious jewellery, which has been handcrafted in Ireland, but has been influenced by by living and working Italy for 7 yers. I travelled to many parts of the world looking for inspiration and materials and I was thought by an Italian craft worker. In Rome, art and sculpture are everywhere and this environment helped to create my unique designs, inspiring colour, choice of material and shapes.












Gerard Treacy, Waterford Artisan


Gerard Treacy, Master Glass Blower


Gerard began his career with Waterford Crystal as an apprentice glass blower in 1979, aged 15. Within a year he moved on to ball glass blower. The skill of the Master Glass Blower combines tremendous dexterity and coordination of hands, breath and strength, especially with the larger items. In 1984, Gerard qualified as a glass blower and, three years later, became a Master Glass Blower. In a 32-year career at Waterford Crystal, he has worked on the entire range of Waterford crystal pieces, which include vases, wine glasses and champagne flutes.


“I am a second-generation Waterford artisan,” said Treacy, who grew up a 10-minute walk from the Waterford, Ireland, crystal factory. “My father was a master crystal cutter for 45 years…The company built the houses on my street, so all of my friends and I worked at the factory when we were old enough,”


In December 2011, Gerard Treacy will add his signature to the limited edition Ambassador bowls at the Waterford Wedgwood store at Silver Sands.




Artisan Vase




Kate Treacy, of Ballinturly Fuerty Roscommon, who was excellent at knitting, sewing, crochet and needle work. She was also expert at the spinning wheel, and found time to exhibit her work at various shows around the midlands at the turn of the century.


Nimble Fingers [Kate Treacy] JCRHAS 2000 Vol 8 pp.71-2

[see Kate Treacy JCRHAS 2000 Vol 8 and Treaceys of Fuerty Roscommon]



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Noel Tracey of Dublin, Basket Weaving. [see daughter Ciúin Tracey and son Dubhaltach Tracey]

Noel Tracey Baskets, The Craft Village, Dingle, Co. Kerry.
Tel home : 066 9159994
Mobile : 087 9357213

Discipline : Basketry

Objects : Baskets Functional and non functional

Material : Willow Rush

Price range of goods produced: Under €25 Over €250

Gives craft courses : Yes


Artist statement: My personal objectives as a craftsperson/artist are, to produce the highest possible quality pieces whether contemporary or traditional. To learn from our inheritance of traditional basket making and to promote an appreciation of those skills by keeping the craft relevant while weaving the traditional into contemporary art pieces, also to pass on the skills to a new generation through teaching workshops. As my long term goal is to support my living solely through my art, I have a need to secure a suitable long term studio/workshop space. At present this is proving problematic, with exorbitant rents and inadequate space. I intend to further my traditional basket-making skills by attending workshops with master basket makers in Ireland and Europe. Finally as an intuitive artist, I would dearly love to have the opportunity to work with the internationally recognised artist Patrick Dougherty, who is known for large-scale sapling sculpture in urban settings in both Europe and America. I find the form and movement of his installations

RDS National Crafts Competition - Winners 2006

Rod, Rush, Straw & Alternative Materials
1st Prize Noel Tracey
2nd Prize Noel Tracey

Special Awards

Coillte Award: Noel Tracey
Country Markets Ltd Medal: Noel Tracey














Republican Craftwork: Celtic Cross. A tall Celtic Cross, approx. 38cm high, made from match sticks, & other materials by P. Treacy & P. Muldoon, at Curragh Internment Camp, 1942, inscribed.



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Seán Treacy, of Hunter Treacy Tailors, Clonakilty, Co Cork and Dublin


Hunter Treacy Tailors - Dublin & Cork






 Craft Substances:








Brendan Tracey, ‘le punk’ wine maker, of New Jersey, California and Sainte-Anne, France


Vigneron at Le Clocher Sainte-Anne.


Brendan Tracey grew up in New Jersey and spent most of his youth in San Francisco. While in San Francisco, Brendan lived through the cultural revolution and soon developed a passion for music, following psychedelic bands, going to concerts at the Fillmore and gradually migrating to punk music.


Brendan’s mother was originally from France, where he travelled to occasionally. To prefect his French, he moved in with his aunt Blois, at the age of 15, to attend high school where he passed his baccalauréat in 1974. During this time, he really started to fall in love with his mother’s native country, France. From 1975 to 1976, he studied Critique de Cinéma at Université Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle.


In 1977, he moved back to California and joined several bands involved in California’s hard-core punk movement. Punk music worked well for Brendan, playing in opening bands for The Dead Kennedys, Black Flag and the Avengers.


In 1980, having kept in contact with a high school friend from his years in France, he returned to France and married her, staying in France for good. He moved to Paris in 1981 to work as a DJ on a new radio station. After a career in radio spanning 27 years, he decided to throw it all in and study winemaking


In 2009 he apprenticed with Loire Valley legend Thierry Puzelat who no doubt influenced his wines, as they are of minimal-intervention style. Based in Saint-Anne he makes a range of Vin de France wines in his garage from organically-farmed grapes. He does not grow his own grapes, but relies on a network of like-minded growers near his home in the Loire Valley’s northern reaches. Brendan has an uncanny skill in producing wines of esoteric drinkability that are an unfailing match for a sunny day spent outside.










Brian Treacy, wiskey distiller, of Bethesda Maryland, Flagstaff Arizona and Baltimore Maryland, USA


President of Sagamore Spirit - From Whitewater To Whiskey


In 1999, after graduating from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Business Management, he created Four Season Guides (FSG), an outdoor adventure company specializing in hiking, backpacking and kayaking throughout the Southwest. Over the next 14 years this company would become known as the premier Backcountry Outfitter in the Southwest. Taking thousands of adults and thousands of school groups safely in and out of the Grand Canyon, the canyons of the Utah and Yosemite on multi-day backpacking trips. USA TODAY named FSG as one of the “Top 10 Best Family Adventures” and TripAdvisor awarded FSG with multiple “Certificates of Excellence” for being one of the top ranked adventure companies in the United States. He started a ski and snowboard rental shop, which continues to do well today. 


In 2013, he received a call from long-time friend Kevin Plank, who asked him to join Sagamore Spirit as President. Sagamore Spirit, is a whiskey distillery based in Baltimore Maryland who's goal was to revive Maryland's rich history of distilling Rye Whiskey. In first few years, his responsibility was to oversee the distillery build-out and design, as well as product and business development. Since hitting the market in 2016, Sagamore Spirit has become the best-selling rye whiskey in on/off-premise accounts through Maryland distribution partner, RNDC. In addition to local success, Sagamore Spirit is distributed in 30 other domestic markets, as well as internationally. The brand itself has earned numerous gold and double gold medals in spirit competitions.















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Brian Treacy, of Dublin, head beer taster, Sales Director & Co-Owner, Trouble Brewing. Trouble Brewing is a 100% Irish-owned and independent brewery, located in Kill, Co Kildare.


The Bartender Collective, founded by Brian Treacy, is a group of more than 30 bartenders and drinks industry professionals working in Ireland, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of the second in a series of premium, small batch Irish spirits, blended and distilled to their own recipes.




Jan 2020 – Present                Sales Director, Trouble Brewing,

May 2016 - Jan 2020            Market Manager, Lagunitas Brewing Company Graphic

Oct 2011 - May 2016           National Sales and Marketing Manager, Ornua North America Graphic

Nov 2009 - Oct 2011            Brand Manager - World Beer & Cider, C&C Gleeson

Mar 2009 - Oct 2009            Land and Property Management Authority, NSW

2008 – 2009                          Brand Representative, Irish Distillers




2007 - 2008           MSc International Business, Technological University Dublin

2005 - 2006           Commerce International, Université Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris I)

2003 - 2007           BSc International Business & Languages (French & Spanish),  Technological University Dublin


Belvedere College





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Conal Treacy, of Garrison Fermanagh, Owner/Director at Scotts Irish Whisky


Scotts Irish Distillery, based in Garrison, has launched a new Irish Whiskey based on the story of a Fermanagh native. The new liquor comes from the story of a local man, Angus Scott, who nurtured his distilling magic on the waters around Lough Melvin over 200 years ago. Scott migrated to America and made a fortune selling his whiskey across the country. After hearing the story of Angus Scott, a local man, Conal Treacy, produced Scotts Irish Whiskey in memory of the Garrison man.


Jun 2017 - present Director Scotts Irish Whisky,

Jul 1997 - Jul 2015                Director Waltree Trading Limited, London

Feb 1994 - Mar 1997             Hampden Group plc, Belfast

May 1987 - Feb 1994            Timber Buyer Wickes, Harrow, United Kingdom


1986 - 1987 certificate of attendanc retail marketing, Manchester Metropolitan University

1879 - 1986 St Michaels college Enniskillen Fermanagh








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Ryan Treacy, Cannabis analyst, of Avon Lake Ohio and Tempe Arizona, USA


CEO/Founder of C4 Labs and co-founder of the Arizona Cannabis Laboratory Association (ACLA),


C4 Laboratories is a botanical testing facility specializing in cannabis medicine, performing advanced analytical measurements to characterize potency and product safety of cannabis medicine for the patients of Arizona.















Bernard Treacy from Drummullin, Elphin Co. Roscommon, was part of a team awarded a silver medal at the Culinary Olympics which took place in Germany in October 2008. The twenty-two-year-old son of Gerard and Mary Treacy was a member of the Irish Junior Culinary Team and they were also awarded a bronze medal in the hot food category; the silver medal was won in the buffet category. A graduate of Galway-Mayo Institute of Techonology, Bernard is at present working in Salthill in Galway, while one of his brother's, Patrick, is also a chef and holds the position of head chef in the Quality Hotel in Youghal, Co. Cork.







Mark Treacy of Glenafrinn, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare.




Apr 2021 - Present                  Executive Head Chef, Sheen Falls Lodge

May 2018 - Aug 2020 Sous Chef, Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate

Sep 2008 - Apr 2010               Chef De Partie, Thornton's Restaurant

Feb 2007 - Sep 2008               Chef De Partie, L'Ecrivain Restaurant

Mar 2003 - Feb 2007              Apprentice Chef, Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate




2003 – 2005 Professional Cookery, Limerick Institute of Technology


2009 Finalist of the Baileys/Euro-Toques young chef of the year. representing Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin.

2006 As a second year student at Limerick Institute of Technology, he took silver in the Knorr Student Chef of the Year






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Mark Treacy of Roscommon


Experienced Head Chef with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Catering, Restaurant Management, Food & Beverage, Banquet Operations, and Hotel Management. Strong operations professional with a Certificate focused in Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.




Head chef

Abbey Hotel Roscommon May 2002 - Present




Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Certificate Food Preparation, Professional Cooking, Kitchen Assistant


2017 Best Chef and restaurent Award Connaught Regional Final

2015 Best Chef and restaurent Award Connaught Regional Final

2014 2015 Best Chef and restaurent Award Connaught Regional Final



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Paul Treacy, of Kilkenny and Barcelona.


“Chef Paul Treacy is no doubt the man responsible for this and the tasting menus he's put together for Con Gracia will have you searching for superlatives (just where did I put them?) to describe their Mediterranean cuisine, with an Asian twist.”


Chef/Owner of Con Gracia, Barcelone Spain.

Worked at Hotel Arts Barcelona.

Class of 1995 Athlone Institute of Technology

Class of 1993 St Fergals College Rathdowney Laois















Philip Anthony Treacy, b. 26 May 1967 Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, son of the late James Vincent Treacy and Katie Agnes Treacy. His parents owned a baker’s shop in Ahascragh, Co. Galway.


Philip began studying fashion in Dublin at the National College of Art & Design in 1985. He was more interested in making the hat than the outfit. This coincided with him winning, in 1988, a place on the Royal College of Art’s MA course. At the time the RCA was planning to establish a hat course and his arrival confirmed that they were right to do so. A star pupil from the outset, he soon gained the attention of the late great style icon, Isabella Blow. Their meeting was subsequently to become the subject of an exhibition at the Design Museum, ‘When Philip Met Isabella’. He graduated in 1990 and set up his own business in the basement of Isabella and her husband Detmar Blow’s home.


Philip won the British Accessory Designer of the Year ‘Oscar’ in 1991, 1992 and 1993, and then again in 1996 and 1997. Irish Fashion Oscar 1992. Haut Couture Paris 2000.


He has designed hats for Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, Valentino, Versace, Pucci, Alexander McQueen and most recently Ralph Lauren. In 2000, he made millinery history by staging his ‘Orchid’ collection of haute couture hats in Paris.

Philip heads an international company which sells accessories all over the world. His design oeuvre has expanded to include handbags, gloves, a chair for Habitat and a sportswear line for Umbro.


He has just completed the interiors for the G Hotel in Galway, west of Ireland and will soon begin work on the interior design of a new hotel in London’s Bow Street.


On the 7 April 2006, he was conferred with a Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, by the National University of Ireland. [link]


On the 19th of November 2007, at 40 years of age, he was awarded an honorary OBE for services to the British fashion industry by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at a ceremony in Clarence House. The Duchess is one of his most loyal customers and she wore one of his creations a metallic feathered ‘head-dress’ for her wedding in 2005.





In July 2010, six of Ireland’s leading contemporary fashion designers, including Philip Treacy, were honoured by An Post, with the national release of a series of six fashion stamps.



In May 2013, he was granted an Honorary Fellowship by the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).


In May 2017 in Las Vegas, Philip Treacy wed his long-term partner, Stefan Bartlett, after more than 21 years together.



Philip Treacy & Marion Hume (2015) Philip Treacy: Hat Designer. Rizzoli

Davies, Kevin (2013) Philip Treacy by Kevin Davies. Phaidon Press, London.

Reed, Paula; Etherington-Smith, Meredith (2001) Philip Treacy - Unlikely Sculpture. Edizioni Charta, Milano.

Treacy, Philip; Blow, Isabella; & Bowles, Hamish (2002) When Philip Met Isabella. Assouline.



philip treacy 1987 The early designs of milliner Philip Treacy, who talks about his work and plans for the future.





Riona Treacy

Belfast born fashion designer Riona Treacy, studied at the University of Ulster, achieving a first class honours in her BA in Fashion and Textile Design before progressing to an MA in Textile Material Product.

Shortly after completing her masters in 2009, Riona moved to London where she undertook a 6 month internship, with world famous fashion house Alexander McQueen. Whilst on the embroidery team at McQueen, two of Riona's designs were used in the A/W 2010 Collection, Lee McQueen’s last ever collection with the fashion house, before his death.

Riona then moved on to work as a full-time designer in the fashion industry, designing accessories for the Arcadia Group, ASOS and River Island, before branching out and focusing on her own, self-named label. Riona has since been involved with both Belfast’s Fall For Fashion and Belfast Rocks Fashion shows.

Riona’s simplistic aesthetics paired with complex processes and engineered print designs make her pieces conceptual, wearable and feminine. All of Riona’s work is designed, printed and hand made in London.

February 2019 she showed her first collection at London Fashion Week.




Riona Treacy Interviewed By Hubbub - February 2019



Riona Treacy spring/summer 2020 collection presentation for LFW








Samantha Treacy was born in England and raised in Ireland. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Samantha served as Vice President of design at Diane von Furstenberg and head designer at Jill Stuart. Samantha Treacy launched her line in fall of 2002. She is a New York based designer.



 Furniture Design:



Benny Treacy of Galway

Unit 8 Westside Enterprise Centre, Westside, Co Galway.

Tel: 091 581066

Fax: 091 582146







Elliot Treacy from Naas Co. Kildare competing in Cabinetmaking 2022

Seven Kildare students competing at Worldskills Ireland






Ciaron (Kieron) Treacy is working as a horticulturist in the U.K. and has won several awards from the R.H.A. for design and conservation.



 Literature & Print Journalism:




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Cian Tracey, of Limerick and Dublin, sports journalist

2013- Reporter at Irish Independent

Sports Writer at FantasyPremierLeague Transfers.com and Balls.ie

Freelance Writer at The Sunday Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Sun

Also The Irish Daily Mail, Evening Echo and The Irish Emigrant


University of Limerick: 2007 – 2011 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), New Media & English

Aarhus University: 2010 English Literature Erasmus programme.











Ciara Treacy, of Galway and Dublin.

Journalist at Irish Independent


August 2015 - present News Reporter, Irish Independent

April 2015 – July 2015 Newsroom Intern, Connacht Tribune Group

September 2012 – May 2015 Contributor, Lifestyle Editor and Campus & Local News Editor, Sin Newspaper, NUI Galway


2015 Journalism training, Press Association UK

2014 – 2015 Master's Degree Journalism, National University of Ireland, Galway

2012 University Scholar, National University of Ireland, Galway

2011 – 2014 Bachelor's Degree, Public and Social Policy, First Class Honours, National University of Ireland, Galway














Éamonn Ó Tréasa (Óg)

A tract on Irish orthography Miscellaneous poetry in Irish 1813. St. Patrick’s College (Maynooth) Ms Murphy 87.

M.87. Graiméar (an scríbhaí a chuir ‘in eagar agus in ordú’), Filíocht. 1800-1813. (Beagán beag Ich ag Mícheál Óg Ó Longáin agus ag scríobhaí anaithnid.)

Tá fianaise in Harv. 16 (a scríobh Peadar Ó éichín, 1767-8, I gCorcaigh) a thabharfadh le tuiscint gur le Baile Átha hÚlla a bhain Éamonn Ó Tréasa (bhí an lámhscríbhinn sin ina sheilbh aige sa bhliain 1804, agus bhí sheilbh ag Eoin Ó Tréasa ó Bhaile Átha hÚlla, sa bhliain 1818).

Tá sé tuiscint as an véarsa filíochta a chum Mícheál Óg dó go mbíodh caidreamh éigin aige, pé beag mór é, leis an Longánach.

Óconchúir, Breandán (1982) Scríobhaithe Chorcaí 1700-1850. An Clóchomhar Tta, BAC.


Eithne Treacy, Poems submitted for Broadcast

MS 38,690/19 Austin Clarke Papers NLI


Elizabeth Willoughby Treacy (1821-1896)

Known in Young Ireland circles as ‘Finola’. She was often published in The Nation, and also published work in the Belfast Vindictor.

Treacys of Ballymena Antrim


Eugene Treacy, poet

A litany of burdens: a poem beginning "Blessed are those who work: their work is blest". Green and gold: a magazine of fiction, Published by Waterford News, Waterford. Vol. II, No. 6, p. 43, March-May, 1922

Forest carnival: a poem beginning "Like lacquer work of sky atween young leaves". Green and gold: a magazine of fiction, etc., Vol. III, No. 10, p. 63, March-May, 1923

Holly and mistletoe: a poem beginning "When holly and mistletoe shine in the firelight". Green and gold: a magazine of fiction, etc., Vol. II, No. 9, p. 290, December, 1922-February, 1923






Henry Tracy, 343 High Street, Glasgow [see Derry]

Pseud. ‘Peregrinus’. Brother of the Rev Bernard Tracy [of Derry], Mount St. Mary’s, Pollockshaws, Glasgow, Scotland. Henry was a historical fiction writer and published the following in book form when he resided in Glasgow 1863, although the preface is dated 1st August 1864 Lille, France. Also published in the Dublin Saturday Magazine supplement 1865-1867.

“The adventures of Bernard O’Loughlin: A tale of the north of Ireland, illustrative of the character and condition of the people some years back…”

“The groundless accusation: or, the sufferings of Bernard O’Loughlin, a successful candidate for the priesthood”

4 July 1867 Holograph letter from Bernard Tracy, [Rome], Pollokshaws, Glasgow, to Kirby: Putting in writing faculties already requested - 1. Powers to bless beads etc. 2. Invest in the various scapulars [here listed]. 3. Faculties to start confraternities of the Sacred Heart. Request similar faculties for Rev. James McNamera, Neilston, Glasgow. 3pp

The Kirby Collection Catalogue Irish College Rome Part 4 Years 1867-1873

18 February 1868 (FJ) Publications

Impressions of a Voyage in Italy and a visit to Rome on Occasion of the late Centenary Celebrations by the Rev. Bernard Tracy. 6d post free. Dublin: T. Richardson and Son, 9 Capel street.




Honor Lilbush Wingfield Tracy (1913-1987)

Renowned travel writer, columnist and novelist who satirized Irish and English society.

http://www.traceyclann.com/files/Honor Lilbush Wingfield Tracy.htm


John. J. Treacy

Law Students’ Debating Society of Ireland, King’s Inns, Dublin. Women suffrage: an address delivered at the inaugural meeting of the 77th session, on. 23rd October, 1906. by John. J. Treacy.   Dublin: Sealy, Bryers & Walker, 1907.  pp. 35J.

'Fitzwilliam Jubilee Souvenir' Fitzwilliam's first fifty: half a century of Irish lawn tennis [1877-1927] by J.J. Treacy.  Dublin, Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, [1927] 54p. 




Larry Tracey, whose family came from Naas, is the author of “Seagulls Dance” which, as well as being a novel, has made its debut as a musical in Ireland, with an all-star cast. He co-founded Powerline PLC in 1979. In 1984, he was responsible for the flotation of Powerline on the London Stock Exchange. Since 2003, Larry Tracey has been the executive chairman of XP Power PLC.





See also:

Calgary ’88: Tracey’s bob dream slips away






John Hurley (Music & Lyrics), Larry Tracey (Writer), Pat McDonagh (Music & Lyrics) and David Hayes (Director)







Lorcan O Treasaigh: his collected short stories won an Oireachtas prize.


Lorcán Ó Treasaigh (1927 - 2006), born in Dún Laoghaire November 1927, died in An Charraig Dhubh Dublin, aged 79 on October 22, 2006. He was one of four children of Lorcán Ó Treasaigh and Julia Kelly. He was educated locally by the Christian Brothers. He secured a post with the accounts department of Córas Iompar Éireann (CIE) and became a compere on the radio trains that in the 1950s and 1960s brought overseas visitors to Connemara and Killarney. He was a writer in Irish, producing poetry and fiction, and wrote 20 plays for Raidió Éireann. He was also a stage, radio and television actor. In 1973, he won a Club Leabhar prize of £100 from Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge. He married Cáit Ní Shiúedán in 1955 and was survived by his wife, sons Seán and Lorcán and draughters Siobhán, Caitríona and Bríd.


1972: Seamair by Lorcán Ó Treasaigh. Baile Átha Cliath Foilseacháin Náisiúnta 

1975: Uisce báis agus beatha by Lorcán Ó Treasaigh

1983: An Doras grianlasta by Lorcán Ó Treasaigh

1997: Turas Eireann: Cuairteanna Gairide I gContaetha na hEireann by Lorcán Ó Treasaigh Hardcover, Clochomhar Tta, ISBN 0903758954 (0-903758-95-4)


Ó Treasaigh, Lorcán - Turas Éireann (Clóchomhar 1997)




Irish Times 11th November 2006






TG4 Comhrá le Máitín Tom Sheáinín

5. Cáit Uí Threasaigh - 22/10/2010



Is í Cáit Uí Threasaigh as Baile Átha Cliath a bheidh ag comhrá le Máirtín Tom Sheáinín an tseachtain seo.

Insíonn Cáit do Mháirtín faoin uair ar chas sí lena fear céile Lorcán, ag dul ag an bhféile phan cheilteach sa Bhreatain Bheag.

Labhraíonn sí freisin faoin spéis mhór atá aici san Oireachtas.






Cáit Uí Threasaigh is this week’s guest on Comhrá.

She talks to Máirtín about how she met her husband Lorcán while on her way to the Pan Celtic Festival in Wales.

She also talks about her huge interest in the Oireachtas.





Rugadh Lorcán S. Ó Treasaigh i Marino, Baile Átha Cliath i 1957. D'fhreastail sé ar Choláiste Eoin i Stigh Lorgan, ar Choláiste Phádraig, Maigh Nuad (BA sa Ghaeilge agus sa tSocheolaíocht) agus ar Choláiste na Tríonóide (Ard-Teastas san Oideachas). Áiríonn sé dhá scríbhneoir go háirithe a ndeachaigh a saothar i bhfeidhm air: Seosamh Mac Grianna agus Seán Ó Ríordáin. Chaith Lorcán tréimhse sa Bhreatain Bhig sna seachtóidí. I 1982 bhuaigh sé duais £1,000 Guinness-Comhar ar a ghearrscéal Searcscéal sceadach. Nuair a foilsíodh a chéad úrscéal Sracfhéachaint (BÁC: Coiscéim, 1986) phléigh Aisling Ní Dhonnchadha é in agallamh leis inr Comhar Nollaig 1987. Tá sé ag saothrú an phróis chruthaithigh ó shin: An Dealbhadóir sa Ghairdín (BÁC: Coiscéim, 1991), leabhar a bhuaigh duais Oireachtais i 1990, agus Bás san Oirthear (BÁC: Comhar, 1992). Bhí Michael Davitt ina eagarthóir liteartha ar leabhar eile le Lorcán: Comaitéir (BÁC: Coiscéim, 1995). Roghnaíodh Céard é English? (2002) mar théacs ollscoile ar chúrsa Nua-Ghaeilge i gColáiste Phádraig, Má Nuad agus i gColáiste Phádraig, Drom Conrach. Brúigh anseo le tuilleadh eolais a fháil faoi Céard é English? Fuair sé coimisiún ó Cois Life trí scéim Bhord na Leabhar Gaeilge chun an t-úrscéal Cnoc na Lobhar a ullmhú.


Lorcán S. Ó Treasaigh was born in Marino, Dublin in 1957. Married with three children, he lives in Dalkey. He is a teacher and writer in the Irish language, with various works of poetry and prose published. He cites Seosamh Mac Grianna and Seán Ó Ríordáin as the two chief influences on his writing. Lorcán has also been on the judging panel of the National Poetry Competition with Poetry Ireland. His collection of poetry Comaitéir was an Oireachtas prize winner. Céard é English?, commissioned by Bord na Leabhar Gaeilge, was a best-seller and was selected as a Modern Irish course text in St. Patrick’s College in Drumcondra and Maynooth. He received an Arts Council Irish-language literature bursary in 2007.


Saothar Foilsithe

1986: Sracfhéachaint, Úrscéal Gairid (Coiscéim, Baile Átha Cliath) Úrscéal

1991: An Dealbhóir sa ngairdín (Coiscéim, Baile Átha Cliath) Úrscéal
1992: Bás san Oirthear (Comhar Teoranta, Baile Átha Cliath) Úrscéal
1995: Comaitéar: Cnuasach dánta (Coiscéim, Baile Átha Cliath) Filíocht
2002: Céard é English? (Cois Life, Baile Átha Cliath) Ficsean dírbheathaisnéisiúil
2007: Cnoc na Lobhar (Cois Life, Baile Átha Cliath) Ficsean





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Louis Tracy married Ethel Jane Morse in October 1896 in Marylebone, London





Louis (Patrick Joseph) Tracy, CBE (1863 - 1928) was a English journalist of Irish parents, and prolific writer of fiction. He used the pseudonyms Gordon Holmes and Robert Fraser, which were at times shared with M. P. Shiel, a collaborator from the start of the twentieth century. His father was Thomas Treacy, a Yorkshire policeman. He was born in Ireland as Patrick Joseph Treacy. He may have trained for the priesthood as he is stated to have attended the French Seminary at Douai. In 1893 he was assistant editor at the Sun and Evening News & Post of London [6th December 1893 South Wales Echo Pimlico Mystery. The Death of a Lady Journalist....London Sun office...Mr Louis Tracey, assistant editor, said the deceased was...] His first novel, The Final War, was published in 1896.


In Oct 1888 he married Emma (Amy) Elizabeth Weston at Whitby, Yorkshire North Riding. His son Louis Turgis Tracy was born in Brighton, Sussex in January 1895, and his wife Emma Elizabeth Tracey died in Westminster in May 1896, aged 30.

[23rd May 1896 South Wales Daily News - Tracey. On the 21st inst., at 201, Piccadilly, W., after a brief illness, the dearly loved wife of Louis Tracey, aged 30 years. Anglo-Indian papers please copy.] Amelia Tracy registered death in Brighton Sussex in 1898. Louis Tracy (son of Thomas Tracy) married Ethel Jane Morse the 19 October 1896 in Marylebone, London


In the 1901 Census, Louis Joseph Tracy, 38 years born Liverpool Lancashire, is a boarder at 26 Maida Hill West, Paddington, London, along with his wife Ethel Jane Tracy, 32 years born Grosmont Herefordshire [borders Monmouthshire], and son Louis Turgis Tracy, 6 years born Brighton Sussex.


He made many trips to the USA and was well received there. In the New York Times of 7 May 1910, the following biographical notice was published: "Louis Tracy was born in Liverpool, England, on March 18 1863. He was educated privately at his home in Yorkshire and subsequently at the French Seminary at Doual. Beginning his literary career as a writer on the Northern Echo at Darlington he subsequently went to Cardiff Wales and thence to Allahabad, India. He returned to England in 1893, and helped TP O'Connor start The Sun, and afterwards acquired an interest in The Evening News of London. In 1895, he paid a visit to this country [USA] and since then has travelled extensively. He is known as the author of many novels, the best known of which are "The Final War", "Rainbow Island", "The Pillar of Light" and "Waifs of Circumstances".


In the 1911 Census, Louis Tracy, 48 years, born Liverpool, Lancashire, Author (Novelist), lived at Fairlawn Whitby, Ruswarp Yorkshire-North Riding with his wife of 14 years and no children, Ethel Jane Tracy, 41 years, born Grosmont, Monmouthshire, Wales. His son Louis Turgis Tracy, 16 years, born Brighton, Sussex, was a border at Epsom College Public School.


On the 8th September 1914, Louis Turgis Tracy, son of Louis and Amy Tracy, of Whitby, Yorkshire joined 5th Bn. Yorkshire Regt. In records, he is also listed as Lewis, his service number is 4700 Seaforth Highlanders 1st/4th Bn. Rossshire Buffs. He died on the 3rd June 1916 and is buried at the Louez Military Cemetery, Duisans.


In 1914, Louis Tracy had a hand in forming the Whitby Branch of the North Riding Volunteer Reserve, and in 1915 was made sub-commander of the regiment. During the rest of the first World War, he devoted himself to propaganda in favour of the allied cause in the United States. In July 1917, his address was given as Montclair, NJ. On the 15th of April 1920, The New York Times was pleased to announce that "King George Honors Louis Tracy" with the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to the Bureau of Information of the British War Mission. In the 1920s, He also raised fund there to restore Westminster Abbey.


In 1916, Ethel Jane Tracy travelled to Hackensach New Jersey (Ellis Island Record).


In March 1920 Publishers' Weekly announced that Louis Tracy Productions, Inc. had been formed to bring all of Tracy’s books to the screen. The new company, however, apparently only released one, The Silent Barrier (1920).  In April 1921, there was a $5,600 action on a note is on file in the Supreme Court against the Louis Tracy Productions, Inc., and Sidney Garrett by the Republic Laboratories. Ine. Jarrett was involved as indorser of the note.


In 1926 he published "The Law Of The Talon" and there is a copy which is inscribed "Dear Mr. Varley Knowing your love of first editions, I am sending you an autographed copy of my husband’s latest. With all good wishes from us both. Yours sincerely Kathleen Tracy".


Louis Tracy died on 13 August 1928 at his home, Dunholme, in Sellindge, a small village outside of Ashford, Kent, at the age of 65.


Newspaper Ref:

Little is known of Louis Tracy with caricature New York Times April 27, 1907


Queries and Answers. New York Times of 7 May 1910


Interview in the New York Times with caricature. 3 December 1911.



Online Ref:



1871 Census - Plantation House, Ampleforth in Birdforth, Yorkshire

Thomas Treacy                        Head   M         33        Ireland, Police Constable

Bridget Ann Treacy                Wife    F          32        Ireland

Patrick Joseph Treacy             Son      M         8          Ireland

1881 Census - Sleegill, Hipswell, Yorkshire (North Riding), England

Thomas Tracy              Head   M         43        Ireland, Police Sergeant

Bridget Tracey (Tracy)            Wife    F          42        Ireland

Joseph Tracey (Tracy)             Son      M         18        Ireland, student

1891 Census - Yorkshire

Thomas Treacy, 57, b. 1834 Ireland, Police Sergeant N R Constable

1901 Census - St Mary & St Peter, Whitby, Ruswarp, Yorkshire (North Riding), England

Thomas Tracy, 68, b. 1833 Ireland, Retired Police Officer

Bridget Tracy, 65, Ireland, Ruswarp, Yorkshire

12 April 1907 Whitby Gazette

April 5th, at Baxtergate, aged 72 years, Bridget Anne, wife of Thomas Tracy. Interred Whitby Cemetery on Sunday, April 7th


Ellis Island:

Louis Tracy, 1896, 33 years,

Louis Tracy, London England, 1921, 58 years, married, author, Friend JW Clark Whitby York. lived NY, Friend Mr EJ Clode, 156 5 Ave NY City. 5’6”, Drk complexion, brn hair, grey eyes. None. b. Liverpool England.

Louis Tracy, NY USA, 1920, 57 years, married, author, JW Clarke, Barclay’s Bank, Whitby, Yorks. lived 1920 NY. To Lotus Club, New York City. 5’8”, fair complexion, brwn hair, blue eyes. Slight scar under chin. b. Liverpool England.

Louis Tracy, Whitby England, 1911, 48 years,

Louis Tracy, Whitley England, 1916, 52 years, married, author, Wife: Ethel Tracy Whitby. lived 1896 1897 1902 1911 NY City, Friend Edward J Clode, 156 5 Ave NY City. 5’8”, fair complexion, grey hair, blue eyes. Slight scar under chin. b. Liverpool England.




Maura Treacy (b. 1946) of Kilkenny has written stories and article. In 1974 she won the Writers’ Week in Listowel Short Story Award. She was awarded a bursary by the Arts Council in 1983 and received a grant from the American-Irish Foundation in 1987.

Included in Best Irish Short Stories ed. David Marcus (1977).

Sixpence in Her Shoe and other stories. Dublin: Poolbeg, 1977

Scenes from a Country Wedding (1982). A novel

A minor Incident from ‘Sixpence in her shoe’ in Daniel J. Casey, Linda M. Casey (1990) Stories by Contemporary Irish Women. She sets "A Minor Incident" along the South Armagh border, although, strictly speaking, Maura Treacy is not a Northerner, having grown up near Dundalk.


Michael Tracey

The critical minute: a poem of the epick kind. In two books. Inscrib'd to the Reverend Dr. S. By Michael Tracey, Gent. Dublin: printed by and for James Hoey, 1731.

http://www.traceyclann.com/files/critical minute.pdf






Monica Tracey b. 1931 in Lisburn, County Antrim. She was educated at the Sacred Heart of  Mary Convent, Lisburn, and Queen's University Belfast, where she read French. She has lived in France and Germany, and has taught in Enniskillen

“It’s the living that kills you.” The Second Blackstaff Book of Short Stories in 1991.

 ‘Unweaving the Thread’ in 2001



Séamus Ó Treasaig (James Tracy)

An treóruigh Gaoidheilge, a poem. Poems by Seasus Dall Mac Cúarta, Donnchadh Mór Ó Geanainn and Bodach an Chota Lachtna 1766 or 1767. Royal Irish Academy (Dublin) Ms 23 A. 49 (369)

Ossianic and Romatic tales in Irish 1779. Dublin University College Library O’Lochlainn Ms 1.







Sean Treacy (1924-1986) was born in 1924 in Galway City, where his father had a small business and his mother was a head teacher. He completed his education at St Jarlath’s College, much against his will. He joined the Irish Army Corps at the age of eighteen, becoming a pilot. [link] But after five years of flying he decided to become a publican in England. His first job was a learner-barman at the Goldhawk, Shepherd’s Bush. Within a year he was managing Finch’s King’s Arms in the Fulham Road, Chelsea. He stayed there for eight years before taking the tenancy of the Queen’s Elm, further up the Fulham Road. The Queen’s Elm was patronised by many famous people in the arts in the 60’s and 70’s. His first book, A Smell of Broken Glass, was published in 1973, followed by Shay Scally and Manny Wagstaff, in 1976.


For generations one of London’s most famous watering holes was The Queen’s Elm on Fulham Road, Chelsea. The 20th century pub features in A Smell of Broken Glass, the 1973 memoir of its Galway-born landlord Sean Treacy - Laurie Lee kindly thought up the title. In Treacy’s day the walls were covered with original JAK cartoons and his collection of antique pipes. When Treacy died in 1986 the pub closed.

Other Photographs:

May Treacy, Hugh Burden, ??, ??, Bill Thompson, Sean Treacy http://www.flickr.com/photos/alias-archie/490497025/

Sean Treacy  http://www.flickr.com/photos/alias-archie/3994008476/


The Sean Treacy Collection of Pipes: For Sale by Auction, Tuesday, June 28, 1983 at 2:00. Christie's South Kensington.


See also:

Valerie Grove (2014) The Life and Loves of Laurie Lee. Robson Press.







Thomas Stanley Tracey A.B. Sch. T.C.D. (1813-1889) Poet and Newspaper Editor









Tommy Treacy of Tipperary


He began his career working as a QC technician in Merck Sharp & Dohme Ballydine, Kilsheelan, Clonmel, and teaching for a period of time in the Vocational School Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

After five years in St Patrick’s College Maynooth, Co. Kildare, he was ordained a Deacon and ministered in the Irish dioceses of Cork & Ross and Waterford & Lismore.

He is currently working in Griffith College Limerick, where he lectures in Sustainability.

The experiences gained on this journey, inspired him to write this book.


Treacy, T. (2022) We Think We Own It! A Journey Towards Sustainability. Orla Kelly Publishing, Cork.








 Performing Arts:





Mr. Thomas Tracy (-1778), Dancing Master, of Edenderry, Co. Offaly


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29 June 1778 (FJ)

On Friday evening last, Mr. Thomas Tracy, of Edenderry, dancing-master, was thrown from his horse, by...was unfortunately drowned...

179? Tracy's selection of the present favorite country dances. [professional dancing master]

Dublin. Published by B. Cooke at his Piano Forte and Music Warehouse (No.4) Sackville Street, [1794-8?]

Format: Sheet Music



c 1795 Tracy's Selection of the Present Favorite Country Dances

c 1795 Tracy's Second Collection of the Present Favorite Country Dances

c 1795 Tracy's Collection of Favorite Country Dances for the present year


Tracy's Collection of Favourite County Dances, for the present year; with proper Basses and Figures for Dancing. Dublin (published by Hime), folio.

An introduction to the study of national music by Carl Engel. Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer, London, MDCCCLXVI [1866]











Faye Treacy, comedian, presenter and musician from Croydon London England.


Brit School of Performing Arts

2008 - 2011 Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Bmus Degree: Field Of Study Trombone


Upon graduation Faye had a busy freelance career. Her musical career highlights include having been the resident trombonist for the Chris Moyle’s Quiz Night on Channel 4, as well as playing for The Selector, Kiko Bun, The Maccabees, Rod Stewart, Tankus The Henge, PRO Glenn Millar Big Band, Hackney Colliery Brass Band, Riot Jazz and The London Vegetable Orchestra.


2015 'Best Newcomer' at the Musical Comedy Awards

2018 Debut hour "The Problem with Faye Treacy" at the Edinburgh Fringe

2019 Faye joined Bauer’s new classical music station, Scala Radio where she presented weekend evening slots.

2022 The Edinburgh Festival











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Ryan Tracey of Omagh Co. Tyrone, entertainer & record holder.

A father-of-five, who grew up in Omagh and now lives in Beragh, Mr Tracey said he initially took up balloon modelling ahead of a first birthday party for one of his children. He is also a senior hurler with St Enda's GAA in Omagh.


I am Ryan Tracey AKA “Duff”

Balloon modelling has been a real passion for me for almost 3 years now. It started when I was in Circus School and I wanted to learn new skills to entertain my 5 children- Aoife, Aimee, Rebecca, Matthew and Jessica. I have learnt my craft from other Balloon Artists around the globe, through their online tutorials. I have spent over 2,000 hours training and can make over 300 different models, I continue to build on my passion, learning new models every week. I have made over 60,000 Balloon Models in the last 18 months, and I’m only getting started.

In October 2016 I accidentally auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent. Turns out BGT quite liked what I do and I now have to attend the Theatre auditions with Celebrity Judges and live theatre audience!



Omagh hurler wow judges on Britain's Got Talent


Co. Tyrone man breaks world balloon record while blindfolded on Britain’s Got Talent









Agnes Treacy, (1877-)  (Mrs James Harold) was born in Nenagh, Cо. Tipperary, the daughter of William Treacy of Fermanagh. She studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music (Scholar), was a soprano singer, known chiefly as an interpreter of Oratorio. [see Agnes Treacy]









Andy Treacey, drummer, of Chesire England


Andrew John Treacey was born in January 1969 Chesire England, the son of Michael John Treacey and Ann Nicholson of Holmes Chapel, Crewe.


He studied music at Salford and went on to play in bands in Manchester before moving to London.


Andy Treacey has worked extensively in the music industry and is in constant demand as a session drummer in London and across the world. He has recorded and worked live with an impressive list of artists including: Faithless, Groove Armada (with Patrick Dawes) Tom Robinson Band, Robbie Williams, Galliano, Lightning Seeds, MJ Cole, John Squire, Raw Stylus, Hamish Stewart, Frank Zappa, Belgian Philharmonic Orchestra, Jimmy Ruffin, Elliot Randall (Steely Dan), Jo Hubbard Band, Chameleons, Dean Friedman and Rachel McFarlane. When not on tour he can be found in the studio working on his own projects as well as producing, or somewhere in Europe doing session promoting ridiculous groove!







Sudha Kheterplan and Andy Treacey from Faithless on the London Drum Show 2012










Anne Marie Treacy


Anne-Marie Treacy, Lecturer in Music RWD B06, Music Department, University of Wolverhampton, Gorway Road, Walsall WS1 3BD, England. a.treacy@wlv.ac.uk

Born into a musical family in Waterford, Ireland, I experienced an eclectic range of music during my formative years having attended everything from Waterford’s annual festival of Light Opera to “Spraoi”, a celebration of street music and art as well as traditional sessions of Irish music in pubs throughout Ireland. Along the way I also developed a keen interest in history. Currently I am working on French and English music c.1300-c.1450 analysing compositional style in the Old Hall Manuscript, Ms. Ivrea, and the Apt manuscript. I am also exploring issues of patronage and political commentary in the early poetry (pre- Canterbury Tales) of Geoffrey Chaucer and the music and poetry of Guillaume de Machaut including Le Remede de Fortune, and Le Jugement de Roi de Behaingne. Other interests include performance aspects of Medieval English Drama and I have worked specifically on the function of music in York 45: The Assumption of the Virgin. In addition, I have produced medieval plays for The Granary Theatre, University College Cork, including Fulgens and Lucres and Adam de la Halle’s Jeu de Robin et Marion. In addition, I am director of the University of Wolverhampton’s Early Music Ensemble, Réaltanna, which performs a repertoire of both instrumental and vocal music from the medieval and renaissance periods. Increasingly Réaltanna are also extending their repertoire to include both traditional Irish folktunes and compositions by contemporary Irish composers such as Michael McGlynn and Shaun Davey

1995. BA in Music and English. University of Ireland: University College Cork. (2.1).

1997. MA in Medieval Music & English Literature. National University of Ireland: University College Cork. (2.1)




Neansaidh (Anna Ruadh) Ní Threasaigh (ob. 12/1912), Éamonn (Ned Ruadh) Ó Treasaigh (1851-1921), agus Proinseas Ó Treasaigh (rugadh c. 1853), Binn na bhFraochán, Tír Eoghain. [See Tyrone page]

Claidheamh Soluis 11/1/1913 pp. 7 "A singer of the Gaedhealtacht"


Folk Song in County Tyrone, 1910





Éamonn (Ned Ruadh) Ó Treasaigh 1914?





The pride of Ballintubber, Co. Roscommon, The Premier Aces started their careers known as The Pioneers Aces as none of the band drank alcohol and all were members of The Total Abstinence Society. The band was put together, in part, by the late Peter Shanagher, who had been the leader of the Ivy Caste Dance Band, also based in Ballintubber. However, Peter emigrated to England in 1956 before the band hit the road and handed over the reins to Stephen Treacy and Paddy Malone. The original line up was: Paddy Malone (alto sax), Andy Malone (drums), Sonny Ward (tenor sax), Stephen Treacy (accordion) Liam Treacy (saxophone) and Mickey Slyman (vocals and trombone).


Around 1960, the Treacy brothers (Stephen and Liam) decided to form their own band, The Rhythm Stars (also from Ballintubber) with three of their brothers, Aidan, Al and Sylvester. Pat Rock, showband era historian from Ballymahon, says the Rhythm Stars were unique in that there were seven brothers and one sister involved at one time or another. They were Stephen, Len, Al, Gerald, Aiden, Silvie, Liam (R.I.P.), and Millie Treacy. The full list of those who featured with the Rhythm Stars Showband from 1960 to 1974 includes the eight members of the Treacy family (mentioned earlier), Paul Lynch, Jimmy Raftery, Sean Raftery (R.I.P.), Jack Mulheir, Michael Clarke, Jimmy Diffley, P.J. Crane, John Dunne, Michael Keane, Dene Lane, Michael McDermott (R.I.P.) and Jimmy Kearney. Managers included Brendan Wallace, Billy Molloy (R.I.P.) and Stephen Treacy. In 1972, several ex-members of the Rhythm Stars formed a new version of The Premier Aces with local singer, Patsy McCaul out front. The lineup included Aidan (trumpet), Sylvie (accordion/keyboards/Guitar) and Al Treacy (drums), brothers of original Pioneer Aces, Liam (RIP) and Stephen.


In the mid-1980s, Sylvie and Aiden played with the Brendan Shine band, Al played with the T.R. Dallas band, and Lyn played with a local group in Roscommon. Michael lived in  Tubbercurry. Gerald Treacy owned a shoe shop in Swinford Mayo and Steve had was in the shoe trade in Castlerea.

(3/9/1986 Connaught Telegraph)


In 2003, memories of the the Rhythm Stars are alive and well with the release of a new CD. Copies of the CD were available from Stephen Treacy’s Sports Shop, Main Street, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.


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Stephen Treacy, Main Street, Castlerea, Roscommon/Ballintubber, Roscommon


The death occurred, peacefully, and surrounded by his family, in the loving care of the wonderful nurses and staff at the Sacred Heart Home, Roscommon, on Saturday, February 22 of  Stephen Treacy, Main Street, Castlerea, Co Roscommon and formerly of Ballintubber Co Roscommon and formerly of the Rhythm Stars Showband. Predeceased by his wife Geraldine, his brothers Liam and Al, and his sister Pauline. Stephen will be dearly missed by his beloved daughters Gillian, Paula, Ruth, Sheila and Claire, his much-loved grandchildren Ruthie, Conor, Priya, Anya, Amélie and Anaïs, his sons-in-law Gary, Killian, Alan, Ronan and John, his brothers Martin, Andy, Gerald, Len, Aiden and Sylvie, and sisters Millie and Teenie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, customers, colleagues in the Castlerea Brass and Reed band and his many, many friends. May he rest in peace.

Mass of the Resurrection at 11am on Tuesday, February 25 in St Patrick’s Church, Castlerea. Burial afterwards in Ballinlough Cemetery. ‘I lived in my time.’

25 Feb 2020 Longford Leader Reporter




Ciarán Tracey - Bass The Winding Stair and The Dangerfields in 2006.




Caitríona Ní Threasaigh, Musical director, Rathfarnham and Terenure Stage School.

Caitríona began her music studies with the award of scholarship to the College of Music, Chatham Row, where she studied piano, theory and musicianship for sixteen years. Her studies culminated in the award of Teaching Diploma from the R.I.A.M., a B.Ed. Degree and more recently an Honors Masters Degree in Music Education. Caitríona has worked extensively with choirs, bands and musical societies in Leinster. Shows to her credit include My Fair Lady, Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof, Carousel, Oklahoma!, A Slice of Saturday Night, Hello Dolly! Grease, Seussical (Irish Premiere), Les Misérables, The Witches of Eastwick, High School Musical, and Annie. In 2005,Caitríona received her second consecutive AIMS Award Nomination and was honoured with the AIMS Best Musical Director Award for her work on Coolmine’s Fiddler on the Roof. She was also Musical Director for the AIMS Best Overall Show Winner, Oliver! (Teachers’ MS). After this, Caitríona will be MD for Joe Conlan’s Summer Show You Can’t Stop the Beat at the Mill Theatre Dundrum in June, Joseph (Trim, September) and Back to the Eighties (October). She is delighted to have been asked to MD this fantastic show with such a great cast and team.





Charles Austin Tracy (born 1837 in Tullamore, Co Offaly died 1896 Waverley, NSW, Australia) the son of Patrick Tracy & Margaret E Slevin, organist, musician and composer


3 Oct 1896 Freeman's Journel (Sydney NSW)

Death of a Catholic Musician

The Late Charles Austin Tracy.
A fine old gentleman, and an able musician, has passed away in the person of Mr. Charles Austin Tracy. Mr. Tracy died at his late residence, Waverley, on Sunday. He had suffered much, but the fervour of faith which sustained him all through life enabled him to prepare for the end in a perfect spirit of pious resignation. Some days previously he had received the Last Sacraments from the hands of his confessor, and only a few minutes before the summons came he had answered the Litany for the Dying, read at his request by one of his sons. He had no struggle, and an edifying life was fitly closed by a happy death. Mr. Tracy was born in Ireland, and he had reached his 58th year. He came of a musical family, and inherited high musical gifts. His father was a Doctor of Music, and his grandfather was also a musical professor. Mr. Tracy in turn reared a musical family in Australia. Two of his daughters are very accomplished musicians. One daughter, Mrs. George Brewer, is organist at the Sacred Heart Church, Randwick, and the other, Miss Mary Tracy, is organist at the church of St. Charles, Waverley. Mr. Tracy arrived in the colonies about 30 years ago, first settling in Victoria. He held the position of organist at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, for 16 years, and was in the front rank of musicians in the southern capital. He came to New South Wales some nine years ago, and two positions he filled here were those of organist of the Catholic cathedral, West Maitland, for a period of three years, and organist of Goulburn Catholic cathedral for two years. He was the composer of several Benedictions and other church music. Mr. Tracy's last notable performance as an organist was at St. Mary's Cathedral during the Plenary Council of 1895. The funeral was on Monday. Mr. Joseph Tracy and Mr. Frank Tracy (sons of the deceased), Mr. George Brewer and Mr. Percy Shannon (relatives), were the chief mourners. Among others who attended were the Very Rev. P. B. Kennedy, O.S.F., Rev. Father Joyce, O.S.F., Rev. Father Gaynor, O.S.F., Rev. M. Tierney, M.S.H., Rev. Dr. Merg, M.S.H., Rev. Father Donze, M.S.M., Mr. H. B. Brewer, Mr. W. Brewer, Mr. A. C. Hewlett (Mayor of Waverley), Messrs. M. Hegerty, R. Gillis, H. A. Lyons, James Green, M. T. Deloitte, G. W. Preshaw, T. H. Barlow, W. A. Barlow, C. Barlow, J. B. Despointes, Selwyn Lisle, R. Daly, and E. Finn. The prayers at the grave were read by the Very Rev. Father Kennedy and Fathers Joyce and Gaynor. Among a large number of floral tributes sent by friends was a magnificent wreath forwarded by the members of the choir of St. Charles' Church, Waverley - a choir in which the deceased gentleman took deep interest.
Our Goulburn correspondent writes: - the announcement of the death of Mr. Charles Austin Tracy awakened kind though regretful recollections m Goulburn, where he had been organist in St. Peter and Paul's Cathedral- and Professor of Music at St. Patrick's College a few years ago. The sympathy of his friends in Goulburn goes to his family in their bereavement.      


Laudate dominum de coelis, Ps. CXLVIII : sacred chorus diversified with solos and adapted with Latin and English words : composed for the opening of organ at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, March 1880 ...by Charles A. Tracy.

Benediction service of Our Lady of Loretto : Litany, O salutaris, and Tantum ergo /​ composed by Charles Austin Tracy.







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Clara Tracey, of Enniskillen Fermanagh, Belfast, Paris and Dublin.


Clara Tracey is a songwriter, singer and pianist with a sound and style rich and detailed, taking in everything from wonky pop to melancholic bluesy jazz. She fuses together her life experiences to create music unconstrained by genre. Pulling inspiration from French legends the likes of Edith Piaf, Tracy's mix of trip-hop and jazz weaves together social and political commentary with complex, interesting instrumentation.


Clara Tracey was born in Enniskillen, the daughter of Patsy and Carmel Tracey. She has a degree in Law and French from Queen’s University Belfast and a Masters in International Marketing from Smurfit Business School Dublin.


2013 ‘Nobody’s Boy’ performance at the Edinburgh Fringe festival 

2022 Electric Picnic


Clara Tracey has just released her first single since signing with Pizza Pizza Records.

November 2021 ‘Soap Girls’







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Clare Ellen Treacey, of Toronto and Dublin, Soprano


Clare Treacey is a young Irish soprano with an exciting new voice. She is currently studying for a Masters in Vocal Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.


Clare was born in Toronto, but moved to Dublin at the age of three. She was passionate about singing from a young age and took her first lessons at Waltons New School of Music. She was awarded the Young Student of the Year in 2005.


Clare studied for a Bachelor in Music Education at Trinity College Dublin and DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, graduating in June 2011 with first-class honours and a Gold Medal. She has been awarded many scholarships, including the Lázsló Nemes Scholarship to the Kodály Society of Ireland Summer Course in July 2011.


In March 2012, Clare won the Overall Award and Bursary at Arklow Music Festival. In September 2012, she moved to Cardiff to pursue a Masters in Vocal Studies with soprano Suzanne Murphy and coach Cameron Burns at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.


Clare has had much success with competitions in Ireland, winning prizes and commendations in the Soprano Solo, Thomas Moore Cup, German Government Cup, Wilson Opera Ensemble, Marchant Vocal Trio and Oliver O’Brien Choral competitions in the Electric Ireland Feis Ceoil. She has also won competitions for Irish Song, Musical Theatre, French Song and Lieder within DIT Conservatory of Music, as well as the Dramatic Aria competition in Sligo Feis Ceoil. She has also sung as part of the award-winning Trinity Singers choir.











Dan Treacy, post-punk singer-songwriter of Chelsea London


The Television Personalities (TVPs) were an English post-punk band formed in 1977 by London singer-songwriter Dan Treacy. Their varied, volatile and long career encompasses post punk, neo-psychedelia and indie pop; the only constant being Treacy's deadpan lyrics and deliberately amateurish musical style.


Though never a great commercial success, The Television Personalities, and their leading light Daniel Treacy are spoken of in reverential tones by all of those familiar with their work. The term genius is bandied around all too casually in the wacky world of pop, but in this case it barely does this band's simple but beautiful songs, sometimes deeply poignant, occasionally angry, from time to time hilarious and always truthful, justice.


Daniel sustained a serious brain injury in 2011 and is for now receiving full time residential care.


Daniel J Treacy was born in 1960 Fulham road Chelsea, the son of Daniel Treacy married Pamela M Hill, married 1947 Kensington, London, England. His sister Patricia Ann Treacy was born in 1949 Chelsea and married Allan R Mellars in 1968 Kensington, London. His other sister Christine M Treacy was born 1951 Chelsea, London.










YouTube Interviews







Des Tracy Trio & Quartet


The Tracy Family of Clones, Co. Monaghan are now in the band business, providing Ceili music all over the republic. The band was founded and is managed by 21 year old Des Tracy who plays the piano accordion. His 23 year old brother Paddy is in charge of the drums while their sister Ena, aged 20, performs on the piano and accordion. Des has given up his job as a garage mechanic. Ena is a drapers assistant and Paddy is a cinema projectionist. (1955 Irish Times)


From the mid 1950’s the famous “Des Tracy Trio” from Clones were one of the most popular dance bands in this north midlands area from the mid fifties until the era of the dance hall craze faded out some years ago. The trio then were Des (center), his late sister Ena (RIP) on piano and the late Dominic Monaghan (RIP) on drums. They were all from Clones but Des Tracy was born in Arva but his family moved to Clones where Des and Ena grew up and Des lived most of his working life there while working in Northern Ireland as a company representative. Des later moved to Kingscourt where he lived and spent the remainder of his working life and was a very popular musician playing solo in the adjoining parts of the counties of Cavan, Meath and Monaghan. Des has been a lifelong friend of mine [Bailieboro News] from when he played at the first dance that I ‘took the floor’ at (and walked on girls toes). We were in the FCA together since the early fifties and we were both army drivers of the old Ford V8 FCA station wagons. Des was a driver of the Monaghan Batt, station wagon and I was a driver of the East Cavan Batt. Station wagon.


In December 2013, After many requests from his friends and family, Des Tracey has finally got down and recorded his first CD of accordion music, titled “My Kind of Music.”



Feb 19, 1955 Irish Times



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Dubhaltach Tracey of Dublin, Kerry and Switzerland. [see father Noel Tracey and sister Ciúin Tracey]


2014: Competitor in The Voice Switzerland.

27 November 2012: Dubhaltach Tracey of An Moncaí Ocrach Dingle-based youth café 'chosen as the youth award winner, Kerry Community Awards.


The Voice Switzerland: http://thevoice.srf.ch/talent/dubhaltach-tracey

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dubhaltach.tracey

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DubyTrace

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dubytrace#



Dubhaltach Tracey Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MrLollllypop









Kinloch of Kinloch



But, ah! what Poet shall tread

Thy airy heights, thy woodland reign

Since he, the sweetest bard is dead

That ever breath'd the soothing strain


With variations

Composed and Respectfully Inscribed



Mrs Cox

of Ballynoe [Limerick?]




E. A. Tracy



Published for the Author


Entd. at Statrs.. Hall             Price 2s British




Badge se

[Possibly Euphemia A Tracy (nee Wright) of Dublin]



Ernest William Sibbald Treacy

My Grandfather was Ernest William Sibbald Treacy was married to Evelyn May Hester (Morris) 25th August 1920 Belfast, Northern Ireland. Some of his family lived in Hollywood, Northern Ireland. Ernest’s Father was from Southern Ireland his name was known as Sam and his wife Elizabeth. I have heard Wicklow, Carlow he could have come from anywhere LOL. But Sam and Elizabeth eloped to Northern Ireland and married and he was a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

I remember him when I was young and I am trying to find out more about his family. I have all the information on his wives and children. I am just trying to find out about his brothers and sisters and where they came from originally in Ireland. I myself was born in Ireland but later and I am living in the USA now.

Ernest was the band leader of Sibbald Treacy’s Rhythm Kings in Northern Ireland and played for the BBC. He also played the piano. I would like to hear from anyone that knew him or may have any of his sheet music. I remember as a child seeing all his sheet music with his picture on the front of it and visiting him when he lived on the Antrim Road in Belfast where there was a plaque outside the front door that read Musical Director Sibbald Treacy Lives or lived here. I am not sure if it is still there or not.

Thanks, Rosemary Foffee3@Aol.com April 12th, 2008


15 Aug 1930, Radio Times vol. 28 no. 359, p. 365
The afternoon concert on Friday, August 29, will be provided by the Trocadero Sextet, directed by E.W. Sibbald Treacy, and relayed from the Trocadero Restaurant, Portrush. Besides being musical director of the sextet, Mr. Treacy is responsible for the dance band at the Northern Counties Hotel in this County Antrim seaside resort. His interest in dance music began when he visited America eight years ago and came into contact with Schneider’s band in New York and Pennsylvania. Shortly after this he completed a tour through Europe with an American band, and the experience gained in this direction has been made full use of by Mr. Treacy, with the result that his sextet has proved itself the finest café orchestra in the Province. An idea of the strength of the combination can be gleaned from the fact that it contains such artists as Randolph Booth (violoncello), whose solos were at one time a feature of the Regent Cinema, Sheffield; and Jack Glover, who has earned a high reputation in the dance world.


Sibbald Tracy



          1930’S Other Broadcasting Stations,
            Northern Ireland.
            6.00 Sibbald Treacy’s Rhythm Kings.
            Guardian newspaper





Uisneagh Treacy and Fiachra Treacy


Fiachra Treacy and Uisneagh Treacy of Bray, Co. Wicklow


Columbia Mills

Indietronica duo Columbia Mills, comprised of duo Ste Ward and Fiachra Treacy (guitars/ keys/ vocals), made an impact early in 2014 with the release of their stunning single ‘Never Gonna Look At You The Same’. Now the band have delivered on this initial promise with their debut E.P. "Factory Settings" in November 2014.


April 2022 - PREMIERE: Columbia Mills share anthemic new single, 'Addiction'

March 2022 - PREMIERE: Columbia Mills return with new single 'Heart of a Nation', pointing to the housing crisis in Ireland


Columbia Mills – Understand | Premiere

January 2020: Columbia Mills are gearing up for the release of their second album ‘CCTV’ later this year with the release of their dark, synth-laden new single Understand.



Going the Distance: Interview with Columbia Mills (November 2017)







Empire Saints

Empire Saints are an Irish four-piece band consisting of Fiachra Treacy (vocals and guitars), Uisneagh Treacy (bass), Noel Healy (drums) and Pete Cheevers (guitars).

Empire Saints were formed in 2008 by brothers Fiachra Treacy & Uisneagh Treacy. Shortly after, long-time friend Noel Healy, drummer & co-songwriter joined the Saints along with Pete Cheevers. Empire Saints have headlined gigs in some very prestigious venues even at this early stage in their career including the Sugar Club and Whelan's in Dublin and The Hope and Anchor in London. Empire Saints were also shortlisted in Hot Press's "London Calling" competition with the top prize of playing in front of 20,000 people in Trafalgar Square at the St. Patrick's Festival. The video for "Float On", which has been selected for the 2010 Bornshorts Film Festival in Denmark in August 2010. Their debut single “Mazy Haze” was released in November 2010.  They recorded their EP “Soundtrack to the City” with Meteor award winning producer Gareth Mannix Empire Saints and released their debut album “Shattered Bones and Monotones” in February 2012.











Empire Saints - Mazy Haze and Still Running (Block C Live Sessions Episode 7)


Empire Saints @ Bray Summer Festival 2013 (Fragments)





Frederick R. Tracey

Jul 22, 1916 (IT) The Feis Ceoil

Junior Violin Solo...highly commended...Fred R. Treacy (12) Leinster School of Music;...

Dec 11, 1920 (IT) Platform and Stage

...Dublin Amateur Orchestral Players...Mr. Fred Tracy, violin and Miss Philips at the piano...

May 11, 1922 (FJ)

The Feis Ceoil...Senior Violin...1. Fredk Treacy, 23 Kingsland Park avenue, SCR...

May 11, 1922 (IT) Feis Contests

Senior Violin...Gold medal, Mr. Frederick Tracey (no.5)

May 8, 1925 & May 16, 1925 (IT)

Eileen Cup for advanced Violin playing...Highly Commended (90 marks) - Frederick R. Treacy, 23 Kingsland Park avenue, S.C.R. Dublin...

Nov 20, 1926 (IT) Mr. F.R. Treacy's Violin Recital

There was quit a goodly-sized audience in the Molesworth Hall Dublin, last night at the recital given by Mr. Fred R Treacy, F.C.V. This young player has won high distinctions as a student during the past few years, and this was his first public recital...

Mar 28, 1927 (IT) Concert at Rathmines

...Mr. Fred Tracey played Irish airs arranged arrnged by Larchet, on the violin, and joined later in an instrumental trio with the Misses Josephine O'Neill and Una Lord...

 Nov 21, 1927 (IT) Dublin Theatres and Cinemas

...Mr. Fred Treacey will give a violin recital at the Engineers Hall, Dawson street, to-morrow evening. The programme will include the Concerto in D by Paganini and the C Minor Sonata, for pianoforte and violin by Grieg, in which Miss Dorethy Stokes will take part...

April 1928 Violin Recital

Mr. Fred R. Treacy, F.C.V., Dublin, gave a very interesting violin recital in the Town Hall, Dun Laoghaire. Among the items he played were "Sonata in C Minor" (Greig); "Concerto in D" (Paganini-Wilhelm); and "Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2" (Chopin-Wilhemji). Mr. Patrick Kirwan was the vocalist and Miss Dorothy Stokes the pianist.

2RN and the origins of Irish radio

This trio was replaced on an official basis at the end of the station's first month with the 'Station Trio', consisting of Rosalind Dowse and Frederick Treacy, violins and Viola O'Connor, cello.


May 9, 1921 (FJ) Feis Ceoil Compeditions

Cornet...2nd Herbert Tracy, do [Hibernian? Military School]






Professor Ian Graham Tracey, DL, Mus Doc., FRCO,  FRSCM, FGCM, FTCL, FLCM, FLJMU, FRSA.


Ian Graham Tracey was born in Liverpool on 27 May 1955 the son of William Tracey and Helene Mignon Harris. His family originally came from Fermanagh, migrating to Scotland in the 1850s before settling in Liverpool.


He attended Highfield School (1966-1973). Studied organ with Lewis Rust & Noel Rawsthorne, before going up to Trinity College of Music, London (1973-1975).

Studied in Paris with Andre Isoir and Jean Langlais under a scholarship (1976).

Studied choral techniques at Liverpool Cathedral with Ronald Woan and orchestral conducting with Vernon 'Tod' Handley at Liverpool Philharmonic.

Qualified as a teacher in St. Katharine's College, Liverpool in 1976. (PGCE).

Assistant Organist (from 1976), Organist (from 1980) and Organist & Master of the Choristers (from 1982-2008) of Liverpool Cathedral.

Chorus Master to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society since 1985.

Professor, Fellow & Organist, Liverpool John Moore’s University (Formerly Liverpool Polytechnic) since 1988.

Liverpool City Organist (Formerly Consultant Organist), since 1986.

Guest Music Director BBC Daily Service, since 1991.

President, Incorporated Association of Organists of Great Britain 2001-2003.

Organist Titulaire of Liverpool Cathedral, since 2008.

Tonal Director for Makin Organs & Copeman Hart, since 2011.

Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside, since 2015.



FTCL, 1975.

FRSA, 1988.

North West Arts Award for Classical Music, 1994.

Hon FRCO 2002.

Hon DMus, Liverpool University, 2006.

FRSCM 2008.

FGCM 2009.


Professor Ian Tracey has had a life-long association with Liverpool Cathedral and its music and, with his two illustrious predecessors, continues the tradition of an almost apostolic succession. He studied organ with Lewis Rust and then with his immediate precursor Dr. Noel Rawsthorne. Studies at Trinity College, London, culminated in Fellowship, after which, scholarship grants enabled him to continue his studies in Paris, with both Andre Isoir and Jean Langlais.


In 1980 he became the youngest Cathedral Organist in the Country, and in 2007 after 27 years service, the Dean & Chapter created the post of ‘Organist Titulaire’, allowing him the freedom to devote more time to playing, lecturing, recording and writing. Since his appointment in 1980, he has played most of the major venues in this country, and an increasing number in Europe; very much in demand in the U.S.A., he has made 23 extensive tours, playing in all the major Cities and in 1999 & 2003 undertook major tours of Southern Australia, recitaling, examining and teaching. The past two seasons have included concerts in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Bermuda, Paris, Holland, Germany, Jersey & Spain; he returns again to Germany and Holland in 2015.


On the wider musical canvas, he is a frequent broadcaster with the B.B.C., and his recordings on the Cathedral Organ have met with wide acclaim from the critics, recording for E.M.I., CHANDOS and PRIORY. He regularly examines and adjudicates and, over the past 28 years, has conducted over 250 concerts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus. He holds Fellowships from 20 prestigious musical institutions both here and abroad, including the Royal College of Organists, as one of only 28 Honorary Fellows worldwide. In 2006, the University of Liverpool conferred upon him Doctor of Music, in recognition of his long and distinguished service to music in Liverpool and of his national and international reputation. In 2008, the Royal School of Church Music and in 2009, the Guild of Church Musicians, awarded him Fellowships for distinguished services to church music and his international reputation as a church musician. He was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Merseyside in 2015.


His other posts include: Organist to the City of Liverpool; at St. George's Hall; Chorus Master to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society; Guest Director of Music for the BBC Daily Service, Professor, Fellow and Organist at Liverpool, John Moores University, Tonal Director for Makin Organs & Copeman Hart Ltd. and past president of the Incorporated Association of Organists of Great Britain.


His compositions include a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Fauxbourdons) and Responses for Men's voices. He has composed several carols and many descants and arrangements, including a version of the popular football song 'You'll never walk alone' which caught the national imagination at the moving Memorial Service for the victims of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster.


His website is to be found at www.iantracey.com and many of his concerts are also listed on www.organrecitals.com/ian 



Maggie Humphreys, Robert Evans (1887) Dictionary of Composers for the Church in Great Britain and Ireland

Whose Who.



10/67 Inghion a Trasaigh (Miss Tracey)

‘Is tuirseach so a bhiom gan codhladh san oidhche’

f. 43r, 4 stz.

26/187 Inghean a Trasaigh (Miss Tracey)

‘Is tuirseach so a bhiom gan chodladh san oiche’

[sub.:] Is more a shenena [?] grin ougar Hechi [torn] / Slanthe oming [?]

f. 121v, 2 stz.

Moloney, Coletter (2000) The Irish Music Manuscripts of Edward Bunting (1773-1843). Irish Traditional Music Archive, Dublin.




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John Treacy, bass guitarist, of Naas Co. Kildare.

John Treacy is a songwriter, singer, guitarist, and more often than not bass player with The Whole Hog Band, direct out of Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

What’s the last thing most people want to hear from the bass player? - “Do you want to hear my new songs..??” Well, guess what, - despite many decades of performing and recording on the Irish Music scene, this six track EP features brand new self penned music in the pop/rock/country vein, with a medium rare frisson of retro.

Still The Same Girl tells of loves, losses, situations, and some of the various characters encountered along the way. It is his debut solo offering, and he’d like you to turn it up loud, and give it a good solid listening to!!

Phil Lynnot - probably the best songwriter in the world.. was a bass player too, y’know..? - and there the comparison ends unfortunately :)

Former bands include 'Diviners', 'The Secret Life" & "The Quest".






Still the Same Girl (June 2018)


School Girl Stories





John O Trassy of Lish Caruell, piper (Liscarroll Cork?)

Received a pardon from Elizabeth I 7th August 1601.





John “Larry” Tracey and Kevin Bartlett


John Gerard Patrick Tracey, of Belfast, Ph.D. and musician.



Belfast boys John Tracey and Kevin Bartlett, have been playing music almost all of their lives and have over ten years of experience as performing musicians. They boldly and proudly present their own unique take on the best of contemporary blues and acoustic music. Not only that, but with their original and truly inspired song writing, their repertoire is a treat for music lovers of all genres.






2015 John Tracey, sárghiotáraí as Béal Feirste fé agallamh agam. Casann sé cúpla amhrán dá chuid. (I interview Belfast guitarist John Tracey in Irish. He treats us to a few of his songs.)



2015 he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Irish & Celtic Studies from Queen's University Belfast on the native Irish Gaelic dialect of County Down in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 



Martin Tracey, Piobair Uilleann/Uilleann Piper

Ballydonnellan, Spiddal, Co. Galway.

Treoir (Iris Oifigiuil Chommhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann) Márta/Aibeáin 1969







The Tumbling Paddies (2019)

Gareth Maguire (lead singer), John McCann (drums), Lee Jones (guitar), Martin Treacy (accordion), Ciaran Owens (banjo) and Oisin McManus (keyboard).



Martin Treacy, of Derrygonnelly Co. Fermanagh, Accordion player


2015 All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil - Mileoideon/Melodeon (Over 18) - 3rd Martin Treacy, Botha CCE

2014 All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil - Button Accordion (Over 18) - 2nd Martin Treacy, Botha CCE

2014 Ulster Fleadh Cheoil Mileoideon/Melodeon (O18) 1st Martin Treacy, CCÉ, Botha, Fear Manach

2012 Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann Cavan Mileoideon/Melodeon (Over 18) 5th Martin Treacy, CCÉ, Botha, Fear Manach

2011 Newbridge Melodeon/Mileoideon, (15-18) 1st Martin Treacy, CCÉ, Botha, Fearmanach


2016 New boys on the block, The Tumbling Paddies with John McCann, Leigh Jones and Martin Treacy...

2014 Ceolmar are the latest young Trad group to emerge on the scene. Hailing from Fermanagh and Tyrone, Ceolmar consist of: Martin Treacy, Accordion/Melodeon; Gareth Maguire, Vocals/Bodhran; James McCaffery, Flute/Whistle; Ciaran Owens, Banjo/Mandolin and Lee Jones, Guitar. This new group play a range of traditional and contemporary tunes and songs, arranged in a traditional style.

2012 Corcaghan CCE workshops...Martin Treacy (accordion)...



Accordion player Martin Treacy from Derrygonnelly, Co. Fermanagh plays two jigs: “Kevin O’Loughlin’s” and “Paddy O’Brien’s”. Recorded in October 2012 in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin in Derry.



Fermanagh Fleadh Launch Clip 4 - Traditional Irish Music from LiveTrad.com









Michael Tracy (1892-1954) B.A., L.Mus (Rome)


He was a native of Limerick [9 Upper William St?] and was educated at St. Munchin’s College, Limerick.


While a student at Maynooth, he assisted Father Bewerunge, the German Professor of Gregorian Chant and acted as organist and choirmaster in absence of Bewerunge 1914-21.


In 1916 he was ordained a priest of the diocese of Limerick. In the 1920’s he was C.C., St. Michael's, Limerick. Chaplin of Convent of the Sisters of Mercy, Mount St. Vincent Female Orphanage, Limerick and was president of the Limerick Gaelic League.


In November 1924 he won a musical scholarship given by the Irish bishops in connection with the vacant Chair of Gregorian Chant at Maynooth College. The scholarship was tenable for two years at the Cecilian University of Music, Rome. In 1927 he was professor of Church Chant and Organ, Sacred Music, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth.


In 1951 he retired on pension in poor health and died 19 May 1954 and was buried in the college cemetery.



1952 The Training of the Organist and Choirmaster (Catholic Church) in Music in Ireland: A Symposium. Cork University Press, Cork.



Corish, Patrick J. (1995) Maynooth College 1795-1995. Gill & Macmillan, Dublin.

Fleischmann, Aloys (1952). Music In Ireland. Cork University Press.








Michelle Treacy, singer/songwriter from Ottawa Canada, whose family came from Tipperary


Michelle, who holds both Irish and Canadian citizenship. Her Dad Michael was born and raised in Drombane, Upperchurch, Tipperary having emigrated over 30 years ago, and her proud Mum is Jeanette Doiron.


Michelle Treacy was thrust into the limelight two years ago when she performed an impromptu duet with New York pop diva Lady Gaga on stage at a concert in Montreal.


Two years ago she signed a deal with a U.S. Management company and a single she released late last year entitled We Want It All, caught the attention of Sony.

She has gone on to fulfil her lifelong ambition of becoming a professional singer songwriter, teaming up with fellow Canadians Todd Clark and Steve Kozmeniuk to produce her debut album with Sony Music Entertainment Canada.


She released her first single, Armageddon, at the end of June 2016 which climbed the charts to number 17. In December 2016 released her second single Colours. Popular music websites such as BuzzFeed & Spotify have included her as number 11 in your 17 Artists To Watch Out For In 2017.

















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The Avondhu 1980's



Mick Treacy, folk musician, of Mitchelstown Co. Cork


Mick came to folk music through listening to The Weavers , Delia Murphy, Joe Lynch, Connie Foley and the one and only Margaret Barry in the fifties and then the Skiffle movement in Britain which was spearheaded by Ken Colyer one of the leading exponents of the Classic New Orleans Jazz style in Britain. The revival of interest in Folk song and music happened to coincide with this outbreak of people’s music making and before long there was a natural fusion which led to Skiffle groups becoming Folk Groups like The Ian Campbell group in Birmingham or The Quarrymen from Liverpool becoming the Beatles.


Mick went to England in late 1960 became part of the whole folk revival first listening and learning from Ewan McColl, Bob Davenport, Alex Campbell, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and many more.   By 1964 he was singing in Birmingham Town Hall in a fund raising concert for West Midlands Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and later joined an Irish Group called ‘The Munstermen’. This lead in turn to the founding of ‘The Holyground Folk Club’ which had three glorious years and hosted many of the world’s great folk artistes.


In 1967 he came to Dublin and sang in most of the venues of the day The Embankment, The Castle Inn, The Old Sheiling and many of the local Folk Clubs before returning to his native Mitchelstown where he settled down, got married and raised a family.  He has always had an interest in the songs of the working people collecting many down through the years.  He feels privileged to have shared the platform and stage with many pacifist and socialist poets, writers, singers and performers who shared his dreams.


There was ‘a distinguished and representative gathering’ at the official launch at Murphy’s Brewery, Cork in March 1997, of folk enthusiast Mick Treacy’s album, ‘A Folk Anthology’. Featuring some wonderful tracks, including ‘Irene Goodnight’, ‘Wild Colonial Boy’ and ‘Manchester Rambler’, the album was the idea of Mitchelstown’s Liam Cusack, who firmly believed ‘the work and talents of people such as Mick Treacy should be recorded for posterity’. Hollywood star Oliver Reed was amongst those in attendance, adding ‘a wonderful sense of excitement to the whole affair’. Very much a local production, the album recording took place at Studio Fiona, Fermoy, with Mike Cullen Ahern as producer.








The family of John Treacey & Mary Anne Rice originated in Laois, Limerick and Kilkenny.




Miguel Rice Treacy (1903-1971), stage name Carlos Viván, known as El irlandesito (The Irish Boy), was an actor, tango singer and songwriter. His first recording is from 1927 and he worked with the orchestras of Juan Maglio, Pedro Maffia, Osvaldo Fresedo and Julio De Caro. He went to work in Brazil and the United States, where he sang tangos and jazz. He had a small warm voice, within an alto-tenor range, as was common then, plus a feature that made his voice unmistakable, his vibrato’ (Todo Tango). He published the famous Argentine tangos "Cómo se piante la vida!" and "Moneda de Cobre"


As an actor, he was known for Carioca Maravilhosa (1936), Canto de amor (1940) and Consejo de tango (1932).


Born 15 April 1903, Buenos Aires, Argentina died 16 July 1971, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


1936 'Western World' from Rio de Janeiro Brazil to New York

Rice Treacy, 34, actor, speaks Spanish & English, b. B. Aires Argentine






Edmundo Murray (2009) Una poca de gracia : Irish Music in Latin America.Irish Migration Studies in Latin America.






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Oisin Treacy from Killarney

In March 2008, Kerry’s Young Musician of the Year for 2008, finalist was Oisin Treacy, under-12 brass.

In November 2008, Oisin sang ‘March’ by GF Handel at the prestigious Permanent TSB High Achiever Awards’ regional concert in Limerick. The concert and the awards celebrate the ability, energy and commitment of over 42,000 music and speech and drama students from around the country who take part in the local centre examination system of the Royal Irish Academy of Music each year.

In April 2011, 14 year old Oisin, was the Feis Ceoil talented gold medal winning trumpeter, and performed on the John Murray Show on RTE Radio One on the 14th April 2011.





Paddy Treacy of Galway; All-Ireland Senior Flute Champion 1951, 1952, 1964.


Set Dancing News Old news and reviews - Volume 4 - 1999

That's what life is all about

Dear Bill

I teach set dancing for the past fifteen years and my husband is Paddy Treacy, the well known flute player from Galway. He comes from Cappatagle, a few miles west of Ballinasloe. A lot of good musicians came from there. When Paddy moved to Dublin he went to the Pipers Club in Thomas Street where he met Leo Rowsome, Willie Clancy, Bobby Casey, Séan Seery, Kathleen Harrington, Sonny Brogan, John Joe Gannon, Paddy O'Brien and lots more.

He joined the Kincora Ceili Band and J J Gannon and Bobby Casey. They played all over the country and would be away every Sunday night. During this period he played in the Oireachtas flute competition representing the Pipers Club. He got first three times and in 1956 he won the Oireachtas Gold Medal receiving full marks which meant he couldn't enter any more. He won first in the first and second Fleadhs. He gave up playing with the Kincora as we had been married by then and had a young family and Paddy didn't want to be away from home.

A few years later Paddy O'Brien returned from America and started the Lough Gowna Ceili Band so Paddy was asked to join. They broadcast regularly and played in the Oireachtas band competition and won three times. About fifteen years ago he started the Sheelin Ceili Band with Seamus Meehan, Phil McMahon, F De Bruen and A Vaughan, Paddy playing the C melody sax as well as the flute. He packed up the band a year ago and just plays for set dancers in the Merchant Bar every Wednesday. He has been there for the past eleven years. You might think that was near the end of the music. No way, we have an open house with every flute player in Dublin coming to play music. Great fun, lovely friends and that's what life is all about. Of course Paddy being from Galway he has been set dancing since he was a kid and enjoys coming to my classes and ceili with me. We have a wonderful life and wonderful friends thanks to Paddy's music and being involved in set dancing. I am enclosing a photo of Paddy taken last Christmas. Hope you find this of some interest.

Yours sincerely,

Kaye Treacy, Terenure, Dublin



I am sorry to say that the great east Galway flute player, Paddy Treacy, passed away on Wednesday the 10th of September. Paddy was a member of the Aughrim Slopes Ceili Band along with Paddy Fahy, Paddy Kelly, Paddy Carthy, Paddy O’Brien, Joe Mills and George Shanley. He won the inaugural flute competition at the All Ireland Fleadh Ceoil in 1951 and again in 1954. He did not enter this competition again until 1964 and again took first place. He was awarded a gold medal for achieving 100% marks for his performance in the Oireachtas competition of 1956. After moving to Dublin in the late 1940s Paddy played with many ceili bands including the Kincora, Lough Gowna, St Patrick’s and Sheelin, and made many recordings for radio and television with these bands over the years.

Paddy was a very gracious and generous man and he was an inspiration to his many pupils, including all of my own family, over the years. I am glad to say that Paddy continued playing, teaching and enjoying music right up to the very last days of his illness.

Paddy is survived by his beloved wife Kaye, son David, daughter Jean and brothers Marty, Sonny, Tom Joe and Willie.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Le gach dea ghuí,

Paul McGrattan, Dublin 7





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Dan and Sonny Treacy members of Aughrim Slopes Ceili Band



Names; (back l to r) Dan Tracey (banjo), Paddy Fahy, Paddy Kelly, ???

Front (l to r) ???, Jack Mulcare, Joe Mills


26th August, 2009 Westmeath Independent

Death of traditional musician: East Galway lost one of its finest traditional musicians recently with the passing at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, of the late Mr. Michael Sonny Treacy.

Mr. Treacy who came from Fahy, Kilconnell, Ballinasloe, was a former member of the famous Aughrim Slopes Céilí Band. He was also deeply involved in farming over the years. The deceased was also an active member of the Cappatagle G.A.A. Club. There was a large and representative attendance present at the Con-Celebrated Requiem Mass which took place at Kilconnell Church. A group of traditional musicians performed at his funeral Mass. Deepest sympathy is offered to his wife, Maureen, and other relatives. He will be long mourned. May he rest in peace.





Patricia Treacy, of Hackballscross, Dundalk Co. Louth, is one of the most versatile virtuoso violinists that Ireland has ever produced. She studied with outstanding distinction under Pauline Scott at the London Guild hall of music and drama and travelled widely to continue her studies under the great maestro’s Pincas Zuckermann in Israel, Mauricio Fuks in Canada, Uto Ughi and Boris Belkin in Italy, and Igor Frolov of the Moscow conservatory of music.


The winner of many prestigious national music awards, Patricia went on to perform a wide repertoire at premier venues both nationally and internationally. She has broadcast on radio and television and performed as soloist with numerous orchestras and ensembles including the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the RTE Concert Orchestra and the Irish Chamber Orchestra.


She is part of the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland.




Vivaldi's Storm - Patricia Treacy & The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, Kingfisher Hall, Galway 4 February 2012



Irish violinist to play at Joe Biden's inauguration - 19 Nov 2020











Patrick Treacy of Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, award winning Banjo player


Fermanagh School of Music and Performing Arts

Patrick Treacy – Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele


After taking 1st place in 15-18 Banjo competition at Ulster Fleadh July 2019 in Castlewellan, Co. Down, Patrick Treacy from Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, plays a Reel - “Morning thrush”.



Patrick Treacy performs an arrangement of Lucy Campbell on the banjo in Castlewellan's Peace Maze. 30 July 2018 BBC



2022 Fermanagh Fleadh Banjo (O18)

1st Patrick Treacy, Dromore CCÉ


2017 Fermanagh Comhaltas - 12-15 Banjo

1st Patrick Treacy – Lisnaskea CCE


2016 Fleadh Cheoil Uladh - 10B Bainseó / Banjo (12-15)

2nd Patrick Treacy, CCÉ, Lisnaskea, Fear Manach


2014 Fermanagh Fleadh: U12 Banjo 1st Patrick Treacy, Lisnaskea CCE

In one of the many street session at the Ulster Fleadh Cheoil 2014 in Dromore, Co. Tyrone a selection of jigs - “The Ships in Full Sail” and “Dermot Grogan’s”, played on three banjos by (left to right) Stephen McKee, Derry, Patrick Treacy, Co. Fermanagh and Thomas Quinn, Co. Tyrone. Accompaniment is by Erna Girr and Ryan Kelly, Co. Tyrone.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO340s6wg3E




Peter Tracey, fiddle player, of Derry and Donegal

Peter Tracey, is a Derry City man, no the place not the football team! I knew him from his years in Scotland. A super Fiddler & a grand fellow. He came down from Derry & played at my folk club - The Black Nun - here in Ballycastle, a few years ago, & I couldn’t believe how well he was playing. Being back home certainly suits him. He is a master of the complex staccato bow style.



Peter Treacy of Derry city began as an orchestral player at school and was influenced by sound recordings, especially those of Johnny Doherty, to take up the music of the neighbouring county [Donegal]. As well as being a soloist, he is a session player. He is especially influenced by the older players of the Carrick and Teelin areas. He does not a family background in music. He does not play in competitions, and is motivated by an interest in the music and in improving his own playing. His repertory largely consists of reels , many of them only associated with Donegal, but at the meeting also played jigs, strathspeys and other Scottish music, and tunes for special dances such as 'Shoe the donkey'. Features of Donegal music such as a breakneck pace, droning, double stopping, octave playing, and some higher position playing is heard in the music.

Ceol Tire (1988) An Evening Of Donegal Fiddle Playing Henrietta Street, 12 March 1988 [three young fiddle players: Paula Doohan, Ciaran Tourish, and Peter Treacy]








Seán Treacy

Seán Treacy from Kilkenny, leader of the Seán Treacy Band based in karlsruhe Germany. He gives the band its distinctive voice and guitar sound. Back in the 1980s he played with bands in Ireland such as the "Wolftones" and "Dubliners". He came to Germany in 1985 with a backpack and tent playing early major tours for Guinnesses. In southern Germany, he was known as a solo musician with the band "Anything But Trouble". After a number of years, he formed the current band Seán Treacy Band.





Hotel California // Eagles

With a little help from my friends // Joe Cocker

You might think // The Cars
Groove inc. meets Sean Treacy Band
Live & Unplugged

Seven nation army // White Stripes
Manfred Mann und Seán Treacy Band





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Sean Treacy, of Kerry, classical guitarist.

Director at Piano Express and Kingdom Music Academy


ALCM(TD) London College of Music and Media, Classical Guitar Teaching


A trained classical guitarist, Sean has been teaching and performing music since his teens. He founded Piano Express in 2006, bringing his extensive network of musicians under one roof.













Sharon Treacy-Dunne, B.A., B.Mus., H.Dip.Ed, of Louth


A native of Hackballscross, near Dundalk, County Louth, She taught at St. Louis Secondary School Dundalk for 14 years before founding the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (CBOI) in 1995. Her goal was to develop the orchestra as an educational, creative and artistic means of building relations between communities North and South of the border.


As part of her mission, she promotes music particularly among primary school children. She has developed an outreach programme which brings musical education to over 5,000 children in Ireland each year. Which she hopes to expand to involve up to 20,000 Irish children annually.


She was appointed to the Board of the Ulster-Scots Agency in December 2011. She has a special interest in the promotion on Ulster Scots music and culture, and has commissioned several works in the Ulster-Scots genre featuring Drum and Piping Corps with full symphony orchestra. This music has been performed in premier venues all over the world including Carnegie Hall, New York; Chicago Symphony Hall; Boston Symphony Hall; Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre; Shanghai World Expo 2012 and throughout Europe and Ireland.









Tara “Taz” Treacy,

Singer, songwriter & dancer from Dublin.






Timothy Philip Treacy of the Curagh Kildare and Boston

Social Media Strategist at Commonwealth of Massachusetts & Director of Music


A native of the Curragh of Kildare, Ireland. He has been involved with music from a very early age and was strongly influenced by his Father and Mother's own musicality, and this exposure to music eventually resulted in his love and passion for music that he has today. Without his Dad's influence as a performing singer, he might have never 'gone the music route in life.'  Boston University distance education program.


July 2014 Director of Music at Parish of the Messiah, Boston, MA

April 2011 Pi Kappa Lambda, National Honor Music Society

Membership in Pi Kappa Lambda is an honor and by invitation only. The primary objective of the Society is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship

September 2009 – Present Internet Marketing & Social Media Strategy Consultant, Newton, MA

November 2006 – Present Music School Owner/Teacher Tim Treacy School of Music, Greater Boston Area






LFC Boston Chairman, Tim Treacy, speaking to LFC TV an hour after NESV bought LFC.










Nicola Joyce, Aisling Ryan, and Tim Treacy gather around a piano in Elizabeth Shannon’s home to hear the story of Muriel Hagerty, whose $100,000 legacy will help these Irish students pursue their dreams. The three arrived at Boston Univesity in late February 2005. All post-graduate students in music education at the University of Limerick, they are student teaching at Boston Latin School, working with College of Fine Arts Associate Professor William G. McManus as the 2005 recipients of the Shannon Fellowship. Although the program typically accepts only two students a year, Shannon says it was “impossible” to choose among them.





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Photo by Kalman Zabarsky



Tom Treacy of Mayo and Chicago Ill

Acordion player and traditional band leader



1 September 1976 News Journal, Chicago Ill. › Page 48

Monica Dougherty, Mary Beth Sammons (2011) Irish American Heritage Center. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston.

John Bernard Ruane (2001) Parish the Thought: An Inspirational Memoir of Growing Up Catholic in the 1960's. Pocket Books, NY

Terence "Cuz" Teahan, with Josh Dunson (1980) The Road to Glountane. Chicago, Ill. http://www.scribd.com/doc/136684203/The-Road-to-Glountane



Tom Treacy played with Tom Treacy’s Irish Orchestra, Chicago, starting in the 1950‘s. Photo supplied by Bill Conroy, 2/10/2010. Tom was Bill’s wife’s uncle.


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Tony Tracey

Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow

Tony has been involved in the music scene since the age of seventeen. Predominantly a bass player, he started off playing in local rock bands on the 'pub' circuit. After a couple of enjoyable years he then stepped up to the national level, touring Ireland, with a number of recognised bands and also involved in some high profile gigs - most noticably, the wedding reception of Ozzy Osbourne's son Louis, and Louise Lennon, and also as a member of the main band for the huge Telethon production at the Olympia Theatre. Now, with experience from playing live and session work with various artistes, Tony has decided to pen his own album.




Una Ni Threasaigh (soprano) In 1929, she was a 16-year-old first prize winner at The Dublin and Columcille Feiseanna for Gaelic singing. She made her radio debut on the Dublin station 2RN on the 24th of April 1929, singing Bean Dubh an Ghleanna (ar gceol feinigi), An Coisire (Hardebeck), Cait Ní Dhuibhir, Spalipin Fanach (Larchet).

Sunday Independent, 21st April 1929 [picture]

Aug 13, 1929 (IT) The Civic Guard Aeridheacht

...Singing (Female)...2 (silver medal) Una Tracey, Mountjoy square, Dublin...[father Joseph Tracey?]




Billy Treacy Guitarist & Singer


Billy Treacy grew up over a pub in Dublin’s City Centre with his bedroom situated directly over the stage of the Singing Lounge…




In August 2013 the father-of-three, has released a new single, “Woe!”, about the reality of living through Ireland’s recession. After the crash Billy Treacy (42) witnessed employment dry up as bills continued to arrive at the door. He said he could feel his self-esteem slip away every day. The “white van man” was overcome with emotion and channelled his angst into his new single “Woe!”

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OwL3bUseWE


October 2014. Promo Video for the single "Temple Bar" from the album "Head Above Water".



July 2017 Billy Treacy & The Scope : Moving This Way



28 January 2022


The new album from Billy Treacy and The Scope












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Emma Tracey of Cavan, Editor TalkAround audio Magazine

Emma is the latest editor of the TalkAround audio Magazine. Originally from Ballyjamesduff in Co. Cavan, this is where she has based the TalkAround recording studio and office. She graduated in November 2003, with an Honours Degree in Communications from Dublin City University. Emma has much experience working on local radio stations as well as partaking in audio productions in college. Emma's final year thesis saw her produce a 35 minute audio documentary, tracking the 50 year history of a local Cavan musical society. She has also been a regular contributor to the RTE Radio 1 Programme, AudioScope, dealing with matters for and about people with Vision Impairments.




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Dave Treacy of Limerick and Dublin

Club DJ & RTE Radio Presenter


His style and love for dance music has developed over the past 14 years by mixing a combination of House, Electro, HipHop and RnB. Blending multiple genres and creating his own edits and mash-ups, allows Dave to bring a unique sound to all of his performances. To date, Dave has played at events in London, Ibiza, Ayia Napa, as well as some of the top clubs in Ireland. Currently he holds a Friday night residency at Lost Society, Dublin.

In 2013 Dave released his first production 'WolfPack', on Beatport, with US record label 'ShureFire Records' in collaberation with US DJ/Producers 'Kameo' & 'DJ A-Rock'. With more productions underway, Dave is set to develop a strong sound in the electronic dance music industry in 2014.

Dave produces and presents a weekly Saturday night radio show on Irelands national dance music station 'RTE Pulse'.

#WeLoveBeats is a new music show, covering multiple genres like Deep House, Trap, EDM and more upfront sounds from the world of dance music. With weekly international guests comprising of world renowned DJs, producers and artists, the show is dynamic and engaging for the audience, which reaches from Australia to South Africa, and USA to Europe.


September 2011 – Present. Resident DJ Lost Society

March 2010 – Present. Producer & Presenter of 'We Love Beats' Radio Show on RTE Pulse www.rte.ie/pulse. Resident DJ AKA / BaseBar

2003 – 2009 (6 years) Thursday & Friday night Resident DJ











Ger Treacy of Tuam Galway and Dublin


2018 - Sports presenter on RTE radio

2015 - Sports presenter and reporter TV3 Television Ireland.

2016 - 2017  Sports presenter and reporter Newstalk 106-108 

2008 - 2017 Radio lecturer at Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute.

2008 - 2016 Sports Journalist at FM104.

Worked at Galway Bay FM.


Master of Arts (M.A.) Journalism, National University of Ireland, Galway

Bachelor of Arts (BA), National University of Ireland, Galway





[sister of Ashley Treacy]



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Neil Treacy of Limerick and Dublin, sports journalist

Sports journalist at Today FM.


As a fourth year Journalism and New Media student at the University of Limerick (UL), Neil Treacy, was the winner of the 2011 Brendan McKenna memorial award. His article was entitled ‘North Western Connection’, and examined Sligo Rovers. Neil’s prize includes Media access, with an SWAI member, to an international match in 2012, along with a €250 gift voucher towards computer equipment. During his time in UL Neil has held the sports editor position for both the ‘Moyross Voice’ and the ‘City Voice’ newspapers and has also spent six months working with the Limerick Leader newspaper. Nominated for Sports Writer of the Year at 2012 Smedia Awards.







How the Scrum Works with Neil Treacy –

Episode 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53Hf64XwYqk

Episode 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tovqv3v7cOI

Episode 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldfDVXjtV1w


Irish Times 2012

“Neil Treacy, 22

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve been the sports guy. It was all I ever did when I was young. I played it, watched it on TV, listened to it on the radio, and read about it in books and the paper. My playing career was tragically cut short though, through my lack of skills and basic coordination. Journalism became the next stop.

“When I graduate this year, becoming a sports guy, whether it is in print or broadcast, is all I want to do. But more than that, I’d like to have the chance to do it in Ireland. I’m not holding my breath though. I’m continuing to apply to as many places as I can, but if nothing comes of it by the summer, I may have to go back to the drawing board.

“But whether my future lies at home or abroad, I know for certain that I want to be a sports guy.”


University of Limerick

2008-2012 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Journalism and New Media




Pat Treacy KCLR


Pat Treacy, Talk Sport, KCLR Carlow/Kilkenny






Róisín Treacy, of Kilkenny and Dublin, Broadcast journalist


Former news journalist with UTV Radio, KCLR96fm - Carlow and Kilkenny's local radio station, and Classic Hits 4fm. Worked as news cover and broadcast assistant with TV3 Ireland. Worked as a freelance news reporter with Metro Herald Dublin. News editor with DCUfm - Ireland's best student radio station for two years.


BA in Journalism from Dublin City University (DCU)


Newstalk 106-108, November 2014 – Present

UTV Radio, April 2014 – November 2014

Think Media, January 2014 – July 2014

TV3 Television Ireland, July 2013 – February 2014

Classic Hits 4FM, May 2013 – January 2014

Metro Herald, August 2013 – December 2013

KCLR96FM, January 2012 – September 2013

DCUfm, October 2011 – April 2013

The College View DCU, September 2010 – April 2013













Stage and Film:



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Billy Ruge, Bert Tracy, Rae Godfrey & Oliver Hardy in Hungry Hearts (1916)



Bert (Francis Hubert) Tracey (1878-), actor and director, of Manchester England whose family came from Galway


Bert Tracey/Tracy was a film actor from 1913 to 1948. He also directed the film, "Boots! Boots!" in 1934 which marked the film debut of George Formby as an adult.


He was educated at St. Bede's College; at a mere 5'2", his first career was as a jockey. After stage and musical comedy experience, in 1912 he travelled to New York and began appearing in American films for Kalem, and ended up working for Lubin in Jacksonville, Florida. There he became good friends with Oliver Hardy; both of them moved in 1916 to the Vim Co., where tracy not only acted, but also wrote scenarios and served as assistant director. After Vim folded, Tracy remained in the Jacksonville area for a time, turning up in little independent comedies. In 1917, he stated he was an actor with the Myers Theby Comedy Co. With Glen Lambert, he wrote and directed for Klutho's Sunbeam Comedies.


In 1923, Fred Swanton, already a familiar figure on the Santa Cruz film scene in California, succeeded in bringing two studios to the Boardwalk. Tracy Productions, headed by comic actor Bert Tracy, was described by Preston Sawyer in an "Evening News" article as "an unassuming, yet energetic and progressive, newly-formed moving picture producing company" (August 25, 1923). Located in the Casino building, Tracy Productions employed a crew of Hollywood-experienced technicians and players to create a series of comedies which were released under the brand name "Lightening Comedies."


Later he returned England and leaving show business, he remained in touch with Oliver Hardy. He met up with Laurel & Hardy during their 1932 tour of Britain. A 1933 still shows Laurel and Hardy with studio head Blakely and comedian Bert Tracey who had gone to America with Chaplin and Laurel with the Fred Karno Company, and worked in American silent comedy before returning to Manchester in 1927. Twenty years later when he was out of work, "The Boys" took him on as a dresser for their 1952 music hall tour.







Chaplin's "Limelight" and the Music Hall Tradition  edited by Frank Scheide, Hooman Mehran, Dan Kamin (2006)




Bríd Ní Threasaigh, actress

Why the Irish Dance That Way (2006) .... Mother

"Ros na Rún" (1996) TV series .... Sgt. Úna Ní Riain (various episodes)


John James (Jack) (Snuffy) Tracey (1897 – 1978), of Dublin or Wicklow, burlesque comedian and musician. [Jack Tracy]









February 14, 1939 Denison Press (Denison, Tex.)







Lee (William Lee) Tracy (1898-1968) actor, whose family came from Omagh Co. Tyrone.


Rangy, red-headed and straightforward to the bone while possessing distinctively adenoidal vocal tones, this actor with a voracious appetite for high living was a fine cinematic representation of the racy and race-paced style of pre-Code Hollywood. Lee Tracy patented with peerless skill the lightning rod timing and machine gun delivery so identified with that period and would have continued on handsomely in films had severe typecasting, a hair-trigger temper and a notoriously reckless off-camera life not gotten the best of him.


William Lee Tracy was born on Thursday, April 14, 1898, in Atlanta, Georgia, to William Lindsay Tracy and Rachel Griffith Tracy. His father was general superintendent of motive power for railways including the Lehigh Valley Railroad and his mother was a former schoolteacher. He studied engineering at Union College 1918, but his interest in dramatics led to him joining a theatrical company upon graduation. World War I interrupted his budding dramatic career, he graduated from Western Military Academy and served in World War I as a second lieutenant. Upon his discharge from the Army he abandoned the stage for a job as a U.S. Treasury Agent. But the lure of the theatre proved too strong and after only two years, Tracy bid goodbye to the Treasury and split his time between vaudeville and touring stock companies.


He made his Broadway stage debut in The Showoff in 1924, and in 1926 he hit stardom in George Abbott’s production of Broadway, as a song-and-dance man, receiving the New York Drama Critics Award. In 1928, he played his most famous stage role, that of fast-talking newspaperman Hildy Johnson in Charles MacArthur and Ben Hecht’s mammoth hit, The Front Page. (Unfortunately, when the film version was made in 1931, Tracy was overlooked in favor of Pat O’Brien.) Fox Studios signed him in 1929, and Tracy made his starring debut with Mae Clarke in Big Time. Directed by Kenneth Hawks, brother of Howard, the film was a take on the “A Star is Born” formula with Tracy as a self-centered vaudevillian comic, and Clarke as an upcoming singer-dancer.


He followed this with the gangster drama Born Reckless (1930), in which he played the first of his Walter Winchell-based, staccato-talking characters. In Liliom (1930) he was “the Buzzard,” the scheming friend to Charles Farrell’s titular carnival barker, and in the Tiffany Studios comedy She Got What She Wanted (1930), as Eddie, the unreliable vaudeville hoofer boyfriend of star Betty Compson.


Tracy then impulsively abandoned Hollywood to return to Broadway, appearing in Oh, Promise Me in 1930, and Louder Please in 1931. But Hollywood still wanted him, and when he returned in 1932, it was in the employ of Warner Bros. Once again he played a fast-talking newspaperman in his WB debut, The Strange Love of Molly Louvain, co-starring with Ann Dvorak. He followed it was another newspaperman role in William Wellman’s Love is a Racket, and again as a reporter in Michael Curtiz’s gothic horror opus, Doctor X. He rounded out 1932 for Warner’s as the cynical scandal-seeking columnist in Blessed Event.


Tracy then did a little freelancing, playing a freshman Congressman out to rid Washington of corruption in Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932) for Columbia, a seedy barker who transforms sideshow dancer Lupe Velez into a Broadway sensation in the ribald The Half Naked Truth, for RKO (1932), and Private Jones for Universal in 1933.


By this time Tracy had earned a reputation as an excellent actor, albeit one with a hair-trigger temper and a pronounced carousing and heavy drinking habit. Nevertheless, MGM signed him to a long-term contract with a substantial pay raise in 1933. He scored critical and profitable turns in such films as Clear All Wires! (1933), The Nuisance (1933), Turn Back the Clock (1933), Advice to the Lovelorn (1933), the MGM star-studded ensemble classic Dinner at Eight (1933), and the Jean Harlow vehicle Bombshell (1933). With each picture as popular or more so than the last, it seemed as if the sky was the limit for Tracy’s talent.


However, Tracy had forged a solid reputation with his heavy drinking and unrestrained nightlife, which led to increased absences from the set. It all came to a head in 1933 with an incident that derailed Tracy’s career. During the filming of MGM’s Viva Villa in Mexico City, Tracy was arrested for allegedly urinating on a group of Mexican soldiers and getting into fisticuffs with the arresting officers. Tracy claimed the he was urinating into a steel grate, and several members of the film crew stated that the incident didn’t unfold as the Mexican authorities claimed. Nevertheless, MGM felt compelled to issue an apology to the Mexican government. They also cancelled his five-year contract, citing the morals clause. As Tracy was a heavy drinker offstage, the studio had weight on their side. With no other studio bidding for his exclusive services, Tracy turned to freelancing, but as the years went on, the quality of his films declined. 


On the 20 July 1938 at Yuma Arizona, Lee Tracy married Mrs. Helen Thomas Wyse, an attractive San Francisco divorcee, , whom he met when she called to sell him an insurance policy on his yacht. They gave their ages as 40 years and 26 years respectively. They intend to spend a honeymoon of nine months hi England. In London, he was to appear in the play "Idiot's Delight".


When the U.S. got involved in World War II, he went back into the army, where he did intelligence work for two years.


With his last postwar film at the time being High Tide, Tracy's looks had hardened dramatically and he looked at TV being a possible medium for his talents. Throughout the '50s and early '60s, he appeared on a number of shows, including "Kraft Television Theatre", "Wagon Train" and "Ben Casey". He also took on series leads, such as The Amazing Mr. Malone, Martin Kane, Private Eye, and New York Confidential. And there was always the stage.


Tracy's last hurrah, both on Broadway and in film, was Gore Vidal's blistering political drama The Best Man. Recreating his 1961 Tony-nominated role of the crusty, terminally ill U.S. president, he received his only Oscar nod for this standout part. He reprised the role in film in 1964, and was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor. The rest of his working years went by with less distinction. In the summer of 1968 he was diagnosed with liver cancer and succumbed to the illness on October 18 of that year in a Santa Monica hospital and was survived by his wife of 30 years, Helen Thomas Wyse.



James Robert Parish, William T. Leonard (1976) Hollywood Players: The Thirties


New Movie magazine August 1933





Oliva Tracey of Dublin, actress, Miss Ireland 1983 and Miss World Finalist 1984. Selected as the 2009 Irish Woman of the Year by the Irish Fair Committee in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles.



Lucky You (2007) .... Isabel (L.C.’s Friend)

"Gilmore Girls" .... Lucy (1 episode, 2005)
... aka Gilmore Girls: Beginnings (USA: rerun title)
 - Always a Godmother, Never a God (2005) TV episode .... Lucy

The Island (2005) .... Dept. of Operations Agnate

"The Handler" .... Sarah O'Hara (1 episode, 2004)
 - Wedding Party (2004) TV episode .... Sarah O'Hara

Red Roses and Petrol (2003) .... Moya Doyle

Agnes Browne (1999) .... Posh Customer with Dog

"The Ambassador" .... Presenter (1 episode, 1999)
 - Getting Away with Murder (1999) TV episode .... Presenter

Bound for Manhattan (1991)


"The Late Late Show" .... Herself (1 episode, 2006)
 - Episode dated 13 October 2006 (2006) TV episode .... Herself


Olivia Tracey

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Peadar Ó Treasaigh, actor

Team Sleep/Foireann Codladh (2008) .... Fr Lewis

"Ros na Rún" .... An tAthair Ó Céide / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
    - Episode dated 4 March 2008 (2008) TV episode .... An tAthair Ó Céide
    - Episode dated 5 February 2008 (2008) TV episode .... Sagart

Kings (2007/I) .... Micil Flaherty – Irelands official entry into Best Foreign Film Oscar

Cré na Cille (2007) .... Máirtín Crosach
... aka Graveyard Clay (International: English title)

"Aifric" .... Josie (1 episode, 2007)
    - Clann Ár gClainne (2007) TV episode .... Josie

Cré na Cille, 2006 part of Máirtín Crosach

Fáilte go hÉireann (2005) .... Customs officer
... aka Welcome to Ireland (International: English title)

An te nach bhfuil laidir (2002) .... Peadar

An Leabhar (2000) .... Seán Mac Lara




Spencer Tracy (1900-1967)



Frank Trasy m. Mary Donely 26 Jan 1826 Wit: Thos Donelly & Andrew Trasy. Tynagh Parish Galway

1. Francis Tracy & Mary Donelly

1.1 Patrick Tracy b. 12 Mar 1827 Sp. Francis & Catherine Tracy

Pat Tressy m. Ann Watson 9 Feb 1860 wit: Mick Kelly & Ann R??? Woodford RC

Patrick/Pat Treacy/Tressy & Anne Watson/Watsn

1.1.1 Michael Tressy b. 22 Nov 1861 bapt 23 Nov 1861 Sp. Robert Watson & Sabina Watson, Tynagh

1.1.2 Mary Tressy bapt. 16 Apr 1864 Sp. Thomas Keating & Margaret Keating, Tynagh. Mary b. 14 April 1864 Portumna (LDS)

1.1.3 John Tressy bapt. 24 June 1867 Sp. Lawrence & Heanoria Cunningham, Tynagh. John b. 14 August 1867 Portumna (LDS)

1.1.4 Anne Treacyb. 1 September 1872 Portumna No 1, Ga (LDS)

1.1.5 Pat Treacy [female] b. 15 Oct 1874 Portumna Number One, Portumna, Galway (LDS)

1.1.6 Bridget Treacy b. 17 Nov 1877 Brackery [Tynagh], Galway, Ireland (LDS)

1.2 John Tracy b. 15 Jun 1828 Sp. Patrick & Mary Donelly

John D. Tracy died 30 Jan 1901. John Tracy married Letita (Letesha or Letthie) Harvey (1827-1 Aug 1865 buried in St. Barnahas) and had the following children:

1.2.1 Mary Tracy b.c. 1855 Wisconsin became as Sister M. Perpetua, Order of St. Francis, Buffalo, New York

1.2.2 Catherine Tracy b.c. 1857 Wisconsin became Sister Mary Bonaventure, Order of St. Dominic, Sinsinawa, Wisconsin

1.2.3 Jane Tracy b.c. 1558 Wisconsin, who may have died before 1870

1.2.4 Frank J. Tracy was born September 1861 in Mazomanie, Dane county, Wisconsin m. Mary Barron 1891. Died June 14, 1928 [see biography] Helen Tracy was born South Dakota or Illinois 1892/3. Cathlene Tracy was born South Dakota 1901.

He then married Mary Guhin 29th May 1866 St. Bamabas, Mazomanie, Dane county, Wisconsin. Mary was born in Ireland 15 Jan 1848 in Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry. Mary was the daughter of Timothy Guhin. Mary died 9 Feb 1918 in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, at 70 years of age. They had the following children:

1.2.5 John Edward Tracy was born in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois Jan 1873 (d.1928). He married Caroline (Carrie) Brown ca 1894. Caroline was born in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois Oct 1874 (d. 1942). Caroline was the daughter of Edward Silas Brown and Abigail Stebbins. John Edward Tracy and Caroline Brown had the following children: Carroll Tracy was born in Illinois Jun 1896. Spencer Bonaventure Tracy was born 5 Apr 1900, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Died 10 June 1967 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles Co., CA

1.2.6 Jennie Tracy was born in Illinois Aug 1876 m. Patrick Feely. d. 16 Aug 1955 Renton, King, Washington

1.2.7 Agnes Tracy was born in Illinois ca 1878.

1.2.8 William Andrew Tracy was born Freeport Illinois 22 Oct 1877 m. Frances Heitzman 1897. Died 1929 Freeport, Stephenson, Ill. Agnes Tracy born in Illinois September 1897 Joseph Tracy born in Illinois June 1899

1.2.9 Andrew B. Tracy was born in Illinois Sep 1882. Andrew died 1955 at 72 years of age.

1.3 Catherine Tracy b. 3 Oct 1830 Sp. Patrick Molloy & Catherine Keating

1.4 Thomas Tracy b. 14 June 1832 Sp. Wm Keaghry & Mary Flanagan

1.5 Andrew Tracy b. 17 Jun 1833 Sp. John & Margaret Molloy

Andrew Tracy, 23 [35?], b. Ireland, of Fitchburg, Mass (s. of Francis & Mary Tracy) m. Mary Gallagher, 29, b. Ireland (d. of John & Jane Gallagher) Oct 1871/6? Vermont, United States

Andrew Tracy Age: 69y6m10d b.c. 1835 Ireland (s. of Francis Tracy & Mary Donnelly b. Ireland) d. 31 Dec 1904 7 Burnap St., Fitchburg, Massachusetts. bur. St Bernard Cemetary 3 Jan 1905. widower. Informant: Miss Jennie Tracy (b. 1873 Vermont registered Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Father mechanic)

1.5.1 Jennie b. 1873 Vermont registered Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Sister M Bernardine Tracey d. 22 Aug 1907 Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 34y, b. 1873 Windsor, Vermont. (d. of Andrew Tracey & Mary Gallagher)

1.5.2 John Francis Tracy b. 17 Apr 1881 Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts (m. Mary Grace King 1910 Springfield, Massachusetts)

1.6 Jane Tracy b. 7 Jan 1835 Sp. Thomas & Marianne Donohue


LDS records:

John Tracy born about 1836 Ballynahow, Dunquin, Kerry.

Married Mary Guhin (bapt 13th August 1840 Ballynahow, Dunquin, Kerry - died 7th December 1917)

Her father was Timothy (Thady) Guhin (b. 1807 Ballynahow, Dunquin, Kerry - died 12/3/1891 Manitowac WI). He married Mary Cavanagh (bapt 2/1/1809 Ballynahow, Dunquin, Kerry - died 23/4/1879 Manitowac WI) 2nd March 1832 at Dunquin Kerry.



Chang, David A. Y. O. (2000) Spencer Tracy's Boyhood Truth, Fiction, and Hollywood Dreams. The Wisconsin Magazine of History, Vol. 84, No. 1 (Autumn, 2000), pp. 30-35

Curtis, James (2011) Spencer Tracy. Random House,

Gildea Cannon, Thomas “Tracy, Spencer (1900-1967)” in Glazier Michael ed. (1999) The Encylopedia of the Irish in America. University of Notre Dame.

Gildea Cannon, Thomas (1997) Spencer Tracy – Actor. Irish Genealogical Quarterly 6/2: 3-8.

West, Sedin Forthcoming biography of Spencer Tracy to be published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1999.

Wolf, Frank E. (2006) St. Barnabas sesquicentennial book, 1856-2006. Mazomanie Historical Society.




Thomas F. Tracey/Tracy (b. circa.1875 County Cork, Ireland - d. Aug 27, 1961 New York, NY, USA)


The Doughgirls [Original, Play, Comedy]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [Admiral Owens]



Dec 30, 1942 - Jul 29, 1944

Abe Lincoln in Illinois [Original, Play, Drama]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [Sturveson]

Oct 15, 1938 - Dec 1939

Schoolhouse on the Lot [Original, Play, Comedy]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [Mr. Zarbel]

Mar 22, 1938 - May 1938

Damaged Goods [Revival, Play, Drama]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [M. Loches]

May 17, 1937 - May 1937

Sweet Mystery of Life [Original, Play, Comedy]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [Doctor Bell]

Oct 11, 1935 - Oct 1935

Kill That Story [Original, Play, Comedy]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [J. Goodington Cartwright]

Aug 29, 1934 - Dec 1934

We, The People [Original, Play]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [Elbert Purdy]

Jan 21, 1933 - Mar 1933

The Passionate Pilgrim [Original, Play]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [Sir Thomas Lucy]

Oct 19, 1932 - Oct 1932

Merry-Go-Round [Original, Play]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [Dr. Koenig]

Apr 22, 1932 - Jun 1932

The Gang's All Here [Original, Musical, Comedy, Revue]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracy [Dr. T. Slocum Swink]

Feb 18, 1931 - Mar 9, 1931

Honor Be Damned! [Original, Play]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [Phil McGoveny]

Jan 26, 1927 - Mar 1927

Old Bill, M. P. [Original, Play, Comedy, Play with music]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracy [Clerk of Court]

Nov 10, 1926 - Nov 27, 1926

Cyrano de Bergerac [Revival, Play, Comedy]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [A Marquis]

Feb 18, 1926 - May 1926

Hamlet [Revival, Play, Tragedy]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [Priest];
Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [Rosencrantz]

Oct 10, 1925 - Dec 1925

Othello [Revival, Play, Drama, Tragedy]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [Duke of Venice]

Jan 10, 1925 - Feb 1925

Cyrano de Bergerac [Revival, Play, Comedy, Poem]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [A Marquis]

Nov 1, 1923 - Jun 1924

Mister Malatesta [Original, Play, Comedy, Drama]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracy [Mike O'Reilly]

Feb 26, 1923 - May 1923

The Ever Green Lady [Original, Play, Comedy]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey [Officer Connelly]

Oct 11, 1922 - Oct 1922

Ben Hur [Revival, Play, Drama]

Performer: Thomas F. Tracey

Sep 21, 1903 - Dec 1903



Brian Treacy, set, stage and production manager & Lighting Design. Also has written one theatre piece and a piece on the Citizen Army for the ninetieth anniversary of the 1916 rising.

Caitriona Ni Threasaigh, Wardrobe and musical director, Isolation (2005); "The Late Late Show" (wardrobe supervisor, various episodes, 2004)

Dara Treacy, set construction. Currently working as a rigger and crew boss for an English Staging Company.

Ronan Tracey, set construction.

Sean Treacy, actor.



Kevin Treacy, lighting designer.



The Turn of the Screw - Irish Theatre Awards 2013, nominated Best Opera Production
Tosca – Irish Theatre Awards 2012, winner Best Opera Production
The Nose – Irish Theatre Awards 2008, winner Best Lighting Design
The Yokohama Delegation – selected for Prague Quadrennial International Theatre Design Exhibition 2007
La tragédie de Carmen – Irish Theatre Awards 2007, nominated Best Opera
Dr Ledbetter’s Experiment – Irish Theatre Awards 2005, nominated Best Production
The Magic Flute – Irish Theatre Awards 2001, nominated Best Opera Production





Kevin Treacy lighting designer







Bláthnaid Treacy, of Bray, Co. Wicklow, former actress and presenter at TG4 & RTÉ.


The youngest of six, Bláthnaid Treacy was born in May 1988. At the time RTE were casting for the role of Biddy and Miley's baby (screen) daughter. Her mum brought her in for an audition and that was that.  Bláthnaid, or Bláth, continued in the part of ‘Denise’ for the next thirteen years but was happy to step out of the limelight when the show ended in 2001.  In 2006 she went on to study Archaeology and Modern Irish in U.C.D.  However, on completing her degree she decided to pursue a career in television once again, this time seeking a role behind the camera.  She spent a year studying TV and Film Production and with only days left in here course, she came across a job advertisement for the new face of 'Ó Tholg go Tolg' on TG4. The pioneering travel show returns in 2013 in which two intrepid Irishwomen, Bláthnaid Treacy and camerawoman Laura O'Connell, couch-surf their way across Europe. She is also a presenter on RTÉ’s Two Tube.





I'm from a very big family from Bray in County Wicklow. I'm the youngest of six and I have four brothers and one sister. 

My earliest memory is playing in the garden with them at my parents' house when I was small. During the summer we all would just be killing each other in the back garden with our bikes and scooters and all sorts of things. 

I have ten nieces and nephews now. My mum and dad are still in Bray so I haven't gotten to see them a lot recently because I live in Dublin and I've been driving down to Cork to do the Today Show.

I've been living in Dublin for the past seven years and we actually just bought a house in Stoneybatter. It's a great little spot. It's really keeping us occupied. We're putting together little Pinterest boards for decorating it and doing things like that. 



"On The Cusp" Short Documentary by Blathnaid Treacy. Behind the scenes of a shoot from the 'UnScene' Series:



Ó Tholg go Tolg | TG4 | Couch Surfing






Two Tube



Bláthnaid Uí Threasaigh, actress

“Glenroe” (1992) Mary Denise, grand-daughter of Dinny Byrne

Introducing Ireland: A Serious Visitor's Guide with Biographies of Over 700 Leaders By George Eaton. Mercier Press, 1992







Darragh Treacy, of Avoca Co. Wicklow & Dublin, TV set designer and painter


Television Production Designer RTE, New Year's Countdown (2004), "The Late Late Show" (unknown episodes, 2004-), “The Sunday Game" (2005-) 2008 IDI TV/Film/Theatre Production/Set Design: Winner for The Late Late Toy Show 2007, Eurosong 2008


Paintings: see below


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Justin Treacy, of Emo County Laois, news and sports presenter at RTÉ.







Tara Treacy of Chicago Il and Los Angeles Ca, Casting Director


Tara Treacy works for the Hollywood casting agency Valko/Miller Casting, specializing in TV comedy series. She has served as a casting associate for the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory since 2008 and has also worked on such network shows as Two and a Half Men, Mike and Molly, The 4400, and The Twilight Zone.


Department of Communication Arts, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

Department Alumni

Tara Treacy ('01)








Visual Arts:


Film makers:








Ashley Treacy, of Tuam Galway and Cardiff, Animator and Illustrator


2017                       Editor, LocalStreaming.club

Mar/Oct 2014        Animator and Illustrator, MakinMediaMobile

2009 – 2012           BA Animation, University of South Wales

                              [formerly University of Glamorgan]









[brother of Ger Treacy]









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Fr Finbarr Tracey, Society of the Divine Word (SVD), Managing Director Kairos Communications


Former Chairperson of Conference of Religious of Ireland and Vice-District Superior, Pilar Philapines.


PEACE DREAMS - finbarr tracey, dublin






18 January 2008: A Short film ‘Hysteria’ produced in Derry at The Nerve Centre with young people from Off the Streets Initiative has been shortlisted for a prestigious First Light Movies Award in the Best Horror category. Jim Curran the Nerve Centre project manager says: “We are absolutely thrilled and delighted at receiving this nomination and I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the production from the Nerve Centre Vincent O’Callaghan, Gerry Tracey and Martin Quigley and to the Off the Streets Initiative leader Alison McDaid and of course to all the young people involved in the production of the film. Four people involved will travel over to the award ceremony in March which will prove to be a trip of a lifetime and our fingers are crossed for a win”.







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Kevin Treacy, of Belfast and Dublin, Director of Photography


Kevin Thomas Treacy hails from Belfast. He studied cinematography at the Los Angeles Film School. Since graduating in 2010 he has worked extensively in the camera and electrical departments on TV and film productions including ‘Game of Thrones’. In 2012 he was cinematographer for feature film ‘Made In Belfast’ and has since photographed dozens of commercials, music videos and short films in the US, UK and Ireland. He is a director at the The Imagination Bureau, founded in Belfast in 2013, a group of film makers who create high end commercial films, branded content and music videos.


Feb 2016 – Present

Cinematographer/Company Director,

Promenade Post Production, West Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Promenade Post Production is Ireland’s newest boutique post house, specialising in premium Colour Grading and Audio Post services for the online, tv and film markets with a fully equipped camera department.


GAA “Well Worth It” Directed by Kevin Treacy




2015 Starz (pilot episode)



2017 To Be Frank Carson (Documentary)

2017 Release

2017 III Dirt (Short) (director of photography)

2016 South

2016 Unquiet Graves (Documentary)

2016 Fractured City (Short)

2015 The Death of a Projectionist (Short)

2015 Prison Door (Short)

2015 Coco (Short)

2015 Ballymurphy (Short)

2014 Land Is God (Short) 27-year-old director of photography, Kevin Treacy

2014 Fishbowl City

2014 Feet For Wings - Cathedral Street

2013 Made in Belfast


Assistant Camera:

2016 The Way Back (Short)

2015 Introducing Brian (Short)

2014 Who Do You Think You Are? (TV Series documentary) - Brendan O'Carroll

2014 Boogaloo and Graham

2010/11 Morning (camera intern)


2005-2008 American University of Paris, Greater Los Angeles, USA












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Nicholas Sebastian Tracey, of Belfast, Artist Film-Maker & Animator.


Specializing in the Interactive Media Arts, working mostly in Graphic Design, Photography and Motion Graphics, making sure that the imagining becomes a reality.


A naturally creative, artistic person with a keen eye for detail. Organised and self-motivated, with a good work ethic and extra-personal skills. Adept at working efficiently under pressure and to deadlines; willing to work long and hard hours to meet targets. Passionate about the film industry with a love of art and cinema. Educated to Masters level in Film and Visual studies, with a particular interest in animation and the mechanics and processes of translating narratives to the screen. Good technical skills in drawing, image composition and manipulation. Computer literate and proficient in the use of creative software. Looking to work in the industry and gain experience on the job.





2015 - 2016                           Director Trainee/Set Designer for short film 'Delicate Things', Digital Media Choices

Oct 2015 – Jan 2016             Director Trainee/Set Designer, Cinemagic, Belfast

2013 - present                       Co-Founder / Creative Director, Crystal Ghost Productions, Belfast

2013 - present                       Freelance Media Practitioner, Animacrazed, Belfast


2013 – 2014           Commendation - Master of Arts (MA) Field Of Study Film and Visual Studies, Queen's University Belfast

2010-2013             1st Class Honours (BA Hons: Interactive Media Arts), University of Ulster, Coleraine.












Ruth Treacy BA Film & Vid.

Company Director & Producer, Tailored Films



Ruth Treacy, of Roscommon, graduated from the National Film School in 2004 (at IADT, Dún Laoghaire) with first class honours. Ruth was asked back by Dún Laoghaire to lecture on sound. She has a postgraduate diploma in New Business Development from DIT, and is also a graduate of the prestigious EAVE European Producers Network 2013. She has extensive and varied experience when it comes to filmmaking and producing. She has worked with Julianne Forde together as a successful production team since 2000. Many of the films they have produced, directed and worked on have achieved critical acclaim on the festival circuit at an international level (including a Cannes winner, a European Short film award winner and a screening in the Museum of Modern Art, New York). As well as working in a freelance capacity as a sound recordist for numerous projects; including the first series of Dan and Becs for RTE.  Alongside the Digital Film School, in 2006 they started a successful production company, Tailored Films, which specialises in web-movies, corporate promotional films, short films and ads. In 2010 Ruth produced the award winning RTE cross media series ‘Zombie Bashers’, which was the winner of the highly publicised Storyland competition. For TV, Ruth developed and directed the 36 episode children’s TV series ‘Tim’s Tactical Tips’ for RTÉ, as well as the children’s TV series ‘Life Lessons’. Ruth was a producer on the feature film ‘Stitches’ in 2012, which was funded by the Irish Film Board and MPI Dark Sky, and directed by Conor McMahon. In 2013 she graduated the EAVE Producers Network. She was series producer for Spooky Stakeout (20 episodes, 2015–2016). In July 2016 producers Julianne Forde and Ruth Treacy for Tailored Films received €600,000 funding for the second feature from Let Us Prey director Brian O’Malley, The Lodgers, which is scripted by David Turpin, is a ghost story of orphaned twins Rachel and Edward who share their crumbling stately home with unseen sinister forces.


6 Mar 2017 Tailored Films' Ruth Treacy talks ‘The Lodgers’, shooting in Co. Wexford and getting from Script to Screen



In May 2021, she was named as a ‘European Film Promotion's Producers on the Move’.


December 2022 Fangs a lot: Buffy star to appear in new Irish vampire comedy [Ruth Treacy and Julianne Forde for Tailored Films]













Sean Treacy, of Ashford Wicklow, film maker, vlogger and television presenter.


2022 $100,000 scholarship and Best Director Award at New York Film Festival

2022 Seán Treacy (17) from Ashford crowned Fresh Film Festival’s Young Filmmaker of the Year

2019 Sean Treacy (14) of Ashford took home the title of Ireland's Young Senior Filmmaker of the Year at the Fresh Film Festival held in Limerick.

2018 Fresh Film Festival 2nd place for his film ‘Brother’, in which two kids become unlikely friends after they're forced to spend time together

2017 Fresh Film Festival 1st place Junior Category Award

'Blood, Sweat and Tears' - A Film from Sean Treacy of Ashford Wicklow (12)


Budding director Sean [Treacy of Ashford Wicklow] (12) wins Fresh Film Festival title



Fresh Film Festival 2017 Junior Category Awards



Sean crowned Young Filmmaker of the Year [2019]



Winners of Fastnet Film Festival's 2021

Best Young Filmmaker (U19) - Horizons Directed by Seán Treacy, Ireland



Ashford teenager lands $100,000 scholarship and Best Director Award at New York Film Festival



Stellar – YouTube Channel


Sean Treacy –YouTube Channel



Seán Treacy Film











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Tony Tracy, Course Director, Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway




Before coming to NUI Galway, I was involved with film and film education in a variety of roles and contexts. After graduating as a secondary-school teacher I spent several years teaching at international schools in Japan, Paris and New York and began including film in my curricula. In New York I also worked on a number of independent films and then for Miramax Films (International) before returning to Ireland to work in a number of capacities in film production and film culture. I was senior education officer at the Irish Film Institute from 1996-2000 and central to the development of a pioneering film education programme for second-level students that included the introduction of film in the Leaving Certificate English curriculum. I spent several years developing and delivering teacher training programmes for the IFI and Department of Education and have continued to offer workshops and write study materials for use with school students. Alongside my academic research and teaching I remain passionately involved with the development of film culture in the public sphere as a director of the Fresh Film Festival (www.freshfilmfestival.net), through frequent guest lectures, school visits and public interviews, and as a regular radio broadcaster.


Illustration and Graphic Arts:






Carol Ann Frances Treacy (CAT), Author, Illustrator & Graphic Designer, of Greens Hill Kilkenny & Dublin


2022 The Elfasaurus' First Christmas


2020 Barney Goose - A Wild Atlantic Way Adventure



2017 The Little Lost Cat's Big Adventure in Kilkenny


2004 - present, Lead Creative Designbank MBD, Dublin


2003 Bachelor of Arts Visual Communications, National College of Art & Design, Dublin

1998 Bachelor of Arts English & History of Art, University College Dublin
















Carolyn Treacy of Cork, London, Berlin and New York


Cork born Carolyn Treacy graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design with a BA in Fine Art and in 2008 completed a post graduate diploma in character animation from central Saint Martin’s College in London. She has also worked on various animation and illustration projects, including “Transcriptions”, a collaboration between the National Gallery of London and Central St. Martins.  Carolyn has also exhibited in many group exhibitions both home and abroad including “State of the Art” group show in the Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.  Most recently she was involved in “Living Art” at IMOCA, Dublin and “This Space” at the Little Green St. Gallery.  She has also exhibited in New York, a result of an illustration residency in the School of visual Arts, New York. In November 2012 at Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven, Co. Cork, she had an exhibition, entitled “Window Boxes”, a collection of stories and observations from bustling urban environments.


















John Christopher Treacy, of Waterford & Cork, Digital Artist & Entertainer


John Christopher Treacy, from Tallow Co. Waterford, has been living in Cork City for the past forty years.


On the 1st July 2018 he held a Digital Art Exhibition in Cork Airport based on the book he published called: "The Artistic Expressios of an Irish Digital Artist".



As a musician, he started his own band 'Sean Treacy's Celtic and Country Band’. He has travelled extensively abroad starting in London playing with an Irish ballad group called Beggers Bush. Since then, he has played in Canary Islands, Salou, Lanzarotte, Cyprus, New York and in venues around Ireland. He is an experienced live performer. He has very diverse music influences from Christy Moore, Beatles, Eagles, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, to trad Irish music and ballads. He started playing guitar at an early age and writing songs, playing the banjo, mandolin, harmonica, bass guitar, rhythm guitar and lead guitar.



The Artistic Expressions of An Irish Digital Artist. LULU Press, 14 Nov 2017















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Paddy Treacy of Leitrim, Dublin & London

Creative at Wieden + Kennedy London, previously copywriter at DDFH&B (Dublin) and at Rothco (Dublin).


May 2021: Ad of the Day: fans wear England footballers' faces with Bud Light Boxheads packaging


June 2018: Wieden & Kennedy and Nike win Social & Influencer Grand Prix at Cannes for 'Nothing beats a Londoner' created by Paddy Treacy and Mark Shanley.


2007 - 2008 MSc Advertising, Advertising, Dublin Institute of Technology

2002 - 2005 BComm, Business, University College Dublin

1991 - 2002  Blackrock College







http://markandpaddy.com/  [Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy]









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Walter Valentine Tracy (1914-1995), typographer, whose family came from Ireland.


He was born on St Valentine's Day, 14 February 1914 in Islington, London, the son of Walter Tracy (1882-1938), a seaman in the Royal Navy. His mother, Anne Nunn (1883-1984), worked as a leather machinist before her marriage in 1909. Walter was the elder of two children: his sister, Rose Ann Tracy was born in 1917. In his own words, ''We were of the London working class, poor but respectable - an important word in those days.''


Walter Tracy started his professional life as a compositor, and ended as a type designer of distinction; in 1973 he was made a Royal Designer for Industry. His speciality was typefaces designed for newspapers.


At the age of 12 he entered the printing department of the Central School of Arts & Crafts, who arranged an apprenticeship for him in the great printing firm of William Clowes, to date from his 14th birthday. In the school, he was made to spend hours drawing the letter-forms of Caslon (one of the most popular book faces), not by tracing but by copying them detail by detail. To a 14 year-old schoolboy nothing could have been more boring, and he developed a deep hatred of the face which lasted for years.


He left Clowes as a fully fledged compositor in 1935 and then had varied experience in printing and advertising until, in 1946, he was offered a part-time job by James Shand, "the man who had most influence in my life". Shand was by profession a printer; he was also a writer, an able designer who could not draw a line, and a man of cultivation and taste. Tracy wrote of him: "His influence on me was strong. My mind expanded (and not before time: after all, I was in my thirties), and I began to take a serious interest in the history and aesthetics of printing, to acquire books on the subject, and to form opinions - and even to learn when to change them."


Shand had before 1939 started a typographical periodical for the Linotype Company of Great Britain, called Linotype Matrix. He now asked Tracy to edit and design it, which he did with great credit for some 10 years. In 1947 Tracy was appointed as manager of typeface development: while there his technical knowledge and experience made him time and again a better designer than the professional "artists". One of his most notable achievements was Jubilee, a face required to replace the famous Times Roman, whose matrices (the moulds from which type is cast) were found continually to need renewal, their side-walls being unusually thin and vulnerable. Jubilee was introduced in 1953, and used by a fair number of newspapers - but not by the Times.


Tracy worked for the Times later. In 1965 he was asked by Francis Mathew, the manager of the Times, to leave Linotype and join the newspaper's staff as its designer, full-time. Tracy, after also being interviewed by Stanley Morison, the father-figure of Times typography, accepted the invitation, but at the last moment Mathew died suddenly of a heart attack; his successor, George Pope, thought that the new appointment was not a good idea and that it would be better for Tracy to work for the Times while still at Linotype; which Tracy did. A redesigned Times appeared in 1966, but it did not last long, as the newspaper soon changed hands and, in Tracy's own modest words, "new people changed the style and content of the pages - for the better, I think".


Tracy also designed a new face, Telegraph Modern, in 1969, for the Daily Telegraph, who wanted a face for their exclusive use; and he then designed Times Europa, which was introduced into the Times on 9 October 1972 to replace Morison's Times Roman, a week after the 40th anniversary of that typeface's first appearance. Tracy's position as leading typeface designer for newspapers was now plain for all to see. The Sunday Times began using the new face a year or so later.


Tracy also designed two important faces for classified advertisements, Adsans and Maximus. In addition he was involved in making Arabic faces for Linotype composition, which he could do by learning the alphabet and the numerous ligatures that are a feature of Arabic typesetting - without having to learn the language.


Walter Tracy, slight in build, with an alert and humorous face, had an incisive mind and was deeply kind and honest, always ready to help those who asked for his advice. He dispensed that, too, in two excellent and modest books written in his retirement, Letters of Credit: a view of type design (1986) and The Typographic Scene (1988).


"For my own part," he wrote in an introduction to the former, "I take the view that typography, like most other sorts of designing, is essentially a means to an end; and the end is not the self-satisfaction of the designer but the contribution he or she makes to the effectiveness of whatever is presented to the public."


Walter Valentine Tracy, typographer: born 14 February 1914; RDI 1973; married 1942 Frances Campbell; died 28 April 1995


Fonts: Jubilee (1954), Adsans (1959), Maximus® (1967), Telegraph Modern (1969 for "The Daily Telegraph" newspaper), Times Europa® (1972), Doric™ (1973), Telegraph Newface Bold (with Shelley Winter, 1979), Qadi® (1979), Kufics (1980), Oasis (1985), Sharif (1989), Malik (1988), Medina (1989).


Publications: "Letters of Credit, a View of Type Design", London 1986; "The Typographic Scene", London 1988.







His father, Walter Tracy was born in 1883 Holloway Middlesex London. Walter Tracy married Annie Nunn 1909 Shoreditch, London, England.


1901 Census - Royal Navy at Sea and in ports abroad

Walter Tracey, 18, B. 1883 Holloway Middlesex London, Ordy Smn

1901 Census - Oakley Road, Islington, London, Middlesex, England

Catherine Parrett         Head   F          53        London

Susan L Tracy             Niece   F          21        London

1901 Census - Aldershot (Hants), Surrey, England

Reginald Tracey, 18, B. 1883 London, Driver Field Depot Royal Engineers

1901 Census - Cassiobury Road, Walthamstow, Essex, England

James Tracy     Head   M         56        N K, London, Gas & H W Engineer

Dora Tracy      Daughter         F          16        Shoreditch, London

David Tracy    Son      M         14        Shoreditch, London

Sarah Tracy     Sister   F          49        N K, London, Artificial Florist

1901 Census - Wimbourne Street, Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, England

Robert F Tracy            Head   M         54        St James, London, Metal Turner

Harriet Tracy   Wife    F          56        City, London

James R Tracy             Son      M         30        Shoreditch, London, General Labourer

Walter H Tracy           Son      M         23        Shoreditch, London, Carpenter

Catherine E Tracy       Daughter         F          22        Shoreditch, London, Post Card Sorter

Rose A Tracy Daughter         F          20        Shoreditch, London, Widdows Cap Milliner

Ellen G Tracy Daughter         F          16        Shoreditch, London, Nurse Domestic

1891 Census - Arthur Road, Edmonton, All Saints, Middlesex

Walter Tracey Head   M         35        London, England, Gas Meter Tester

Catherine Parrett         Sister   F          43        London, England

Susan L Tracey           Daughter         F          11        London, England

John Tracey     Son      M         10        London, England

Walter Tracey Son      M         8          London, England

Reginald Tracey          Son      M         6          London, England

1891 Census - Arthur Road, Edmonton, All Saints, Middlesex

James Tracey   Head   M         46        London, England, widower, Mechanical Tool Maker

James Tracey   Son      M         19        London, England

Walter Tracey Son      M         17        London, England

Mary Tracey    Daughter         F          13        London, England

William Tracey            Son      M         11        London, England

Evan Tracey    Son      M         9          London, England

Dora Tracey    Daughter         F          6          London, England

David Tracey Son      M         4          London, England

1891 Census - Wimbourne Street, Shoreditch, London,Middlesex, England

Robert Tracey             Head   M         44        London, England, Metal Turner

Harriet Tracey             Wife    F          46        London, England

Harriett Tracey            Daughter         F          22        London, England

James Tracey   Son      M         20        London, England

Margaret Tracey          Daughter         F          18        London, England

William Tracey            Son      M         15        London, England

Robert Tracey             Son      M         17        London, England

Walter Tracey Son      M         14        London, England

1881 Census -             Islington, London, Middlesex, England

Walter Tracey Head   M         25        Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England, Gas Engineer (Fitter)

Susan L Tracey           Wife    F          26        Egham, Surrey, England

Susan L Tracey           Daughter         F          15 M    Finsbury Park, England

John Tracey     Son      M         2          Upper Holloway, England

1881 Census - Shoreditch, London,Middlesex, England

James Tracey   Head   M         36        St James West, Middlesex, England, Engineer Button Tool Maker

Mary Ann Tracey        Wife    F          34        Shoreditch, Middlesex, England

James William Tracey             Son      M         9          Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England

Walter Saml Tracey     Son      M         7          Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England

Mary Ann ? [Catherine] Tracey          Daughter         F          5          Shoreditch, Middlesex, England

Eliza Tracey    Daughter         F          3          Croydon, Surrey, England

William Tracey            Son      M         1          Shoreditch, Middlesex, England

1881 Census - Forston St, Shoreditch, London,Middlesex, England

Robert Tracy   Head   M         36        St James, Middlesex, England, Glaziers Diamond Maker (Gold Sm)

Harriett Tracy Wife    F          36        London, Middlesex, England

Harriett Tracy Daughter         F          12        Shoreditch, Middlesex, England

James Tracy     Son      M         10        Islington, Middlesex, England

Margaret Tracy            Daughter         F          9          Shoreditch, Middlesex, England

William Tracy Son      M         5          Shoreditch, Middlesex, England

Walter Tracy   Son      M         3          Shoreditch, Middlesex, England

Catherine Tracy           Daughter         F          2          Shoreditch, Middlesex, England

Rose A Tracy Daughter         F          2 M      Shoreditch, Middlesex, England


James Tracy married Mary Ann Pamplin 1870 Holborn, London, England


Walter Tracy married Susan Louisa White 1879 Islington, London, England


1871 Census - St Leonard Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, England

Katherine Tracey         Head   F          45        Ireland, Ireland

Katherine Tracey         Daughter         F          23        Marylebone, Middlesex

Sarah Ann Tracey       Daughter         F          19        Marylebone, Middlesex

Eliza Tracey    Daughter         F          18        Shoreditch, Middlesex

Walter Tracey Son      M         15        Clerkenwell, Middlesex

1871 Census - Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, England

James Tracy     Head   M         26        W London, London, Machinist

Mary Tracy      Wife    F          24        N London, London

1871 Census - Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, England

Robert Tracy   Head   M         24        Marylebone, Middlesex, Brass Turner

Harriett Tracy Wife    F          26        London, Middlesex

Harriett Tracy Daughter         F          2          Shoreditch, Middlesex

James R Tracy             Son      M         0          Shoreditch, Middlesex


Robert Tracey married Harriet Margaret Fage 25 Dec 1867 Saint Giles Cripplegate, London, England


Harriet Margaret Tracy (born Fage) was born in 1844, to Nathaniel James Fage and Fage (born Harriet). Nathaniel was born in 1819, in of Holborn, London, UK.was born circa 1824, in of Holborn, London, UK. She had one sister: Harriet Victoria Margaret Fage. Harriet married Robert Tracy in 1867, at age 23. Robert was born circa 1847.


1861 Census - 11 Providence Street, London

Catherine Tracey, 26, b. Ireland

James Tracey, 16, Male, b. London, Engineer Apprentice

Robert Tracey, 14, Male b. London, errand boy

Catherine Tracey, 13, Female b. London

Sarah Tracey, 9, Female b. London

Eliza Tracey, 8, Female b. London

Walter Tracey, 5, Maleb. London

1851 Census - London

Robt Tracy (27, Male)

Catherine Tracy (26, Female)

James Tracy (6, Male)

Robt Tracy (4, Male)

Catherine Tracy (3, Female)

Mary An Roundy (39, Female)

William Mcsmith (56, Male)

Mary A Mcsmith (59, Female)

Mary E Mcsmith (23, Female)

Sarah Griffin (58, Female)


Robert Francis Tracy married Catherine Ellicott 1844 Marylebone, London, England


1841 Census - Tottenham Hall Brook Place Middlesex, England [institution]

Robert Tracey b. 1826

1841 Census - St Martin In The Fields, Middlesex, England [institution]

Kitty Ellicott b. abt 1826 Ireland







Aoife Treacy of Waterford






Caitriona Ni Threasaigh


Caitríona Ní Threasaigh - Contemporary Artist 


Be relieved

The weight

The threads

lies beneath.

June 2008:

Artist Caitríona Ní Threasaigh tells of her sponsored drive from Ireland to Mongolia with Co Mayo knit scarves


   Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.
   Asral Centre, Ondershil, Mongolia.
      Aras Eanna Arts Centre, Inis Oirr, Co. Galway.
   Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.
   Asral Centre, Ulanbaatar, Mongolia.




       Solo exhibition ‘Mind Mates’ at the Lovinspoon Cafe and Gallery, North     Frederick Street, Dublin

2008     Solo Show at Uptown Bar, Manhattan, New York.
            Group Exhibition, Adare Gallery, Adare, Co. Limerick.
            Group Exhibition, Blue Loft Gallery, Ranelagh, Dublin. 
    Perspectives Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo.
           Group Exhibition, Ulanbaatar, Mongolia.
           Claremorris Open, Claremorris, Co.Mayo.
           Inside Out, Blue Loft Gallery, Ranelagh, Dublin.
           Participant in 'Hotel Ballymun' project by Seamus Nolan.
    EV+A, Limerick. Curator, Katerina Gregos.
    Made In Mongolia, Solo Show, Cultivate Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin.
           Room, Per Cent for Art Commission, Cork St, Dublin City Council/NCAD.
           Art in Arcadia, Sculpture Trail, Co. Kildare.
    Claremorris Open, Emerging Artist Award winner Curator David Thorpe
           Square, 'Juice', Dublin.
           NCAD Degree Show. Special mention Aidan Dunne Irish Times 13th June 
    Green, Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar.
           Warm Up, Civic Offices, Dublin.
           Numerous works in private collections in Ireland, USA and Spain.


Performance Work:
      Personality Cafe, Dublin Fringe Festival, Filmbase, Temple Bar
      Personality Cafe, Dublin Fringe Festival. Cake Café, Camden St., Dublin.
               Give a Thing, Get it Back, Dublin Fringe Festival. Streets of Temple Bar.
      No A La Guerra, Colegio de las Belles Artes, Valencia, Spain.
               Mart, The Viking Centre, Temple Bar.




Erin M. Treacy


Erin M. Treacy, who received her Master's in Fine Arts in painting from the UMass Dartmouth in 2007, was awarded in 2009 a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to Ireland in Painting and Printmaking, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

Erin Treacy, who lived in New York, travelled to the west coast of Ireland to complete her studio-based research project in painting. In recent years she has exhibited both nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions. She has taught studio and art history classes at the college level, as well as participated in numerous international artist symposiums. "It is with great pride I accept my Fullbright scholarship to continue my endeavour in the art world," she said, adding that her endeavour will culminate with a solo exhibition in May.


Artists-in-residence share their craft at two Long Island City hotels


Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, IE, Erin Treacy, Margaret Dolan, & Mairead O'Niell


Burrenbeo, Kinvara, IE, Through the Burren, Steps towards Abstraction

Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Kerry, IE, Artist in Residence

Hynes Gallery, Ballyvaughan, IE, Through the Burren, Steps towards Abstraction

Masson Hayes + Curran, Dublin, IE,  Interchanges: Understood Complexity


Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Clare, IE, Artist in Residence

Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK, Exchange Exhibition