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Established since 1780 on the Great Heath of Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Treacy's is the oldest pub in Ireland in the same family name. One of Ireland's best known landmarks, the thatched premises is situated just off the main Dublin to Cork/Limerick road (M7).







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Tracys Bar 1974

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Tracy's Bar, established 1889, on the corner of Waterloo and William Streets, Derry.


George Tracey & Anne McLaughlin [see Bernard Tracy]

Michael Tracey b. 3 Feb 1865 of Lisglass Sp. Mary Elliott. Waterside Parish


1901 Census

Michael Tracy, 35, M, 1 William Street, Londonderry Urban No. 1, Londonderry, Spirit Merchant, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Not Married, Londonderry City


1907 & 1910 Ulster Street Directory - Londonderry

Michael Tracy, Publican, Bishop Street
Michael Tracy, Publican, Waterloo Street


1911 Census

Michael Tracy, 44, M, 10 William Street, Londonderry Urban (1), Londonderry (head, spirit merchant, single)


11 December 29, 1945

Tracy (Londonderry) Dec 28 1945, at his nephews residence, Hayesbank Ave., Waterside, Londonderry, Michael Tracey, publican (late of William St., Londonderry). RIP. Remains will be removed to St. Columb's Church, Waterside, to-day (Saturday) at 4.30 pm. Funeral tomorrow (Sunday) to Ardmore Cemetery immediately after 10.30 o'c Mass in St. Columb's Church Waterside.



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Treacy's Pub of Youghal, Co. Cork was established in 1901.

The pub has been in the family since 1901, when it was bought by Michael Treacy, a local farmer. In the 1940’s, Michael's son Joe Treacy became licensee. Joe’s son Michael Treacy is the current licensee.

It was a popular place for "old time" dancing in the 1950's and 1960's, which took place in the backroom of the bar, known locally as the "Ballroom of Romance".



The Nook Bar – 110 years in business February 2012 - with pictures of the family





Treacy’s Bar, Killimor, County Galway

Phone: +353 90 967 6108

Email: treacysbar2@gmail.com



(Photo: Jim Treacy, Brookline NH USA)




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Thomas Treacy’s Business in Killimor:

Tom Treacy was a shop-keeper and undertaker. The premises was built by Tom Treacy and Tommy Lyons, Ramore (uncle of Johnny) and was roofed by Tom Heade, Slateford
From the early 20th century, Treacy’s shop was an integral part of business life in Killimor.

The surviving ledgers, day-books and cash-books, available from Treacy’s, date from 1915 to 1959. Bill heads found in the ledgers described Thomas Treacy as “Builder, Contractor, Hardware Merchant and Grocer” who stocked farm implements, building materials, timber, cement, oil, paint, groceries, drapery and boots and shoes. The bill heads also contained a reminder that oak, deal and pine coffins were always in stock. Thomas, whose family were farmers in Lisdeligna, started his business life in a rented premises. He then bought a site, built his own house, shop, stores and workshop and moved there in 1932. Being a master builder, he erected many houses in the Killimor area and built the barracks in Kiltormer. Together with his wife Nora, (née O’Hara, Neale) , and later, with his three daughters, he ran a very successful business for many years. He employed staff and trained apprentices in the building, carpentry, hardware and grocery business. Customers included the townspeople, people from the various townlands and from the adjoining parishes. The grocery and drapery business was run in a similar manner to that of the other shops in Killimor. Clients bought the basic household and clothing necessities, paid by cash (sometimes by instalments), and were often credited with the value of eggs or butter supplied to the shop for resale. In some instances customers part-paid their account by supplying loads of turf. Local sources remember that Treacy’s was renowned for the sale of high quality boots, shoes and wellingtons at very reasonable prices. Musical instruments were also stocked, such as tin whistles, fiddles, (and spare strings), and jew’s harps. One can imagine the cacophony of sound emanating from the shop as instruments were being tested before purchase.


Extract from Chapter 10: Angela Geoghegan (ed) (2012) Killimor Our Parish And Our People. Killimor & District Development Society






Treacys service station


Treacy's Service Station & Fishing Tackle Shop

Treacy's Fishing Tackle can supply Anglers with all their needs. Hand-made fishing flies are available on request and are especially popular during the May Fly season. The Service Station and Car Wash can supply the Angler and non-Angler alike with everything to keep them on the road.


Ger Treacy, Treacy's Service Station, Drewsboro, Scariff, Co. Clare, Ireland
 Tel: +353 (0)61 921014





“Treacy’s”, Upper Limerick Street, Roscrea

The Ground Floor operated as the popular “Treacy’s” Bar from the early 1900’s to the 1980’s. For sale 2016.


Names of the Principal Inhabitants of Roscrea and Neighbourhood in the year 1823

Leather Sellers: John Tracey, Limerick Street.


1824 Pigot Directory

Roscrea 1825

John Tracey, Limerick St. Leather Sellers


Patt/Patrick Tracy & Mary Grace

Jno Tracy b. 2 Dec 1829 Sp. [blank] Grace & Mary Clark. Roscrea Parish

James Tracey b. 7 Apr 1831 Sp. Jno Gracy & Cath Baineyhaw?. Roscrea Parish

Mary Anne Treacy b. 24 Sep 1833 Sp. John Dolan & Mary Haslitt. Roscrea Parish

Malec [Malachy?] Tracy b. 21 Aug 1835 Sp. Patt Meagher & Hony Beingham?. Roscrea Parish

Lawrence Treacy b. 13 Sep 1842 of Summerhill? [Rathnaveoge Tipperary or Roscrea Tipperary in Tithes] Sp. Martin Grace & Anne Treacy. Roscrea Parish

Susan Treacy b. 9 Jun 1837 Sp. Denis & Matty Lougnam. Roscrea Parish

Joan? Treacy b. 13 Aug 1839 of Luimgh Sp. James Grace & Honora? Bermingham?. Roscrea Parish

Joseph Tracey b. 2 May 1845 of Summerhill Sp. Jn Madden & Mary Loughnane. Roscrea Parish

Catherine Tracy b. 7 Apr 1848 of Summerhill Sp. Patt Maher & Sally Loughnan. Roscrea Parish


Lawrence Treacy, full [age], bachl, farmer, of Roscrea, (s. of Pat Treacy, farmer) married Kate Madden, do, spinst, do, of Summer Hill, (d. of Hugh Madden, do) Wit: Edward Hooly & Mary Anne Bergin on the 7 March 1886 Roman Catholic Church of Roscrea [PLU Rocrea Roscrea Tipperary]

Lawrence Treacy, dealer, & Kate Madden

Hubert Treacy b. 17 March 1889 Glebe View Roscrea


1901 Census

Lawrence Treacy, 57, M, 109 Limerick Street, Roscrea, Tipperary, Shop Keeper, R Catholic, Head of Family, Married, Roscrea, Co Tip

Catherine Treacy, 41, F, Limerick Street, Roscrea, Tipperary, R Catholic, Wife, Married, Roscrea, Co Tip

Patrick Treacy, 12, M, Limerick Street, Roscrea, Tipperary, Scholar, R Catholic, Son, Not Married, Roscrea, Co Tip

Herbert Treacy, 10, M, Limerick Street, Roscrea, Tipperary, Scholar, R Catholic, Son, Not Married, Roscrea, Co Tip

Catherine Treacy, 9, F, Limerick Street, Roscrea, Tipperary, Scholar, R Catholic, Daughter, Not Married, Roscrea, Co Tip


Oct 11, 1902 (SS) Roscrea Petty Sessions

Mr EG Preston DIRIC opposed the renewal of the licences of Messrs Joseph Treacy, Grove Street; Lawrence Treacy, Limerick Street; and Mrs Larkin, Main Street on the grounds that they took part in a riot on the 23rd September last...no justification for the objection...4 to 2 they decided in giving the certificate for the renewal...



Laurence Treacy 3 Feb 1903 Limerick Street Tipperary, shopkeeper, to Kate Teacy widow


17 August 1907 (NG) Roscrea Petty Sessions

Kate Tracey, publican, of Limerick-street, was charged by District-Inspector Annesley with a breach of the Licensing Act [Sunday trading]


1911 Census

Catherine Treacy, 55, F, 113 Limerick Street, Roscrea, Tipperary (head, Licenced publican, widow, b. Kings)

Patrick Treacy, 22, M, Limerick Street, Roscrea, Tipperary

Hubert Treacy, 21, M, Limerick Street, Roscrea, Tipperary

Mary Kate Treacy, 20, F, Limerick Street, Roscrea, Tipperary (shop assistant)


James Houlihan 12 Mar 1899 Roscrea Tipperary, farmer, to Laurence Treacy of roscrea, shopkeeper

Laurence Treacy 3 Feb 1903 Limerick Street Tipperary, shopkeeper, to Kate Teacy widow

Kate Treacy 4 May 1915 Roscrea Tipperary, widow, to Mary K. Treacy, spinster





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1984 Shopfronts of Roscrea

L. Treacy, Limerick St, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary


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Treacy Hotels Killarney, Co. Kerry


Pádraig Treacy (b. 1953)


Track 1: Pádraig Treacy recalls his grandfather who served in the RIC and who arrived in Killarney in 1909. He later worked as gatekeeper for Lord Kenmare. Pádraig’s father, Marcus, was a teacher in the Killarney area, and his mother, Marie O’Sullivan, came to Killarney to work at the Ross Hotel, owned by her aunt, Julia O’Donoghue. The premises was then known as the Kenmare Arms Hotel, and it was bequeathed to Marie O’Sullivan during the years of WWII.

Track 2: Pádraig discusses his childhood at the Ross Hotel, his education and his work experience for five years in car sales at Jimmy The Master’s garage. With his wife Janet, he then set to work to build up business at the Ross Hotel in the 1970s and 1980s.

Track 3: He recalls their plans for expansion which involved purchasing land at Fossa, and the eventual building of the Park Hotel in the field adjoining Cooper’s Cinema in 1989. His dealings with the UDC, in particular with Town Manager Paddy d’Arcy, and the support given to him to enable him to build the hotel, are described.

Track 4: The opening of the hotel, designed by architect Roddy Horgan, in 1992 and the huge task which lay ahead at that time are recalled.

Track 5: Pádraig discusses his decision to create a contemporary rather than a more traditional style of building at that time, and he also recalls the work of County Engineer, Colm Kennelly.

Track 6: The positive relationship which exists between the members of the Town Council, the business people and the community groups in Killarney is emphasised.




The Ross Hotel is steeped in history and an integral part of Killarney. The hotel has been part of the Treacy family since 1938, when Marie Treacy purchased the hotel from her Aunt Julia O’ Donoghue (née Scott) for whom she worked for a number of years at this landmark Killarney hotel.

Marie ran the hotel tirelessly and successfully for over four decades until her son Pádraig joined the family business in the late 1970’s.

Padraig and his wife Janet took over the management of The Ross in 1983, and the hotel was fully refurbished into its chic, quirky boutique style status in 2006. In 2009 Padraig and Janet’s daughter Ciara joined the family business and runs the ship today alongside her colleague Eleanor O’Doherty who has been part of The Ross story since 1985.

Subsequently Padraig and Janet Treacy built a sister property the 5 star Killarney Park Hotel just across the road at East Avenue, which opened its doors in 1992. 


The Ross, Town Centre, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland

Telephone: +353 64 6631855 | Fax: +353 64 6627633









The Killarney Royal Hotel is a boutique style 4 star hotel in the centre of Killarney Town. Originally known as the Munster Arms, the hotel was built in 1900 and purchased in 1961 by Marcus and Marie Treacy.


Killarney Royal Hotel,


Co. Kerry.


Tel: +353 (0)64 31853

Fax: +353 (0)64 34001



Killarney Royal Hotel



The Killarney Park Hotel owned for the past twelve years by the Padraig and Janet Treacy, who can call on three generations of expertise in the hotel industry. Situated on its own private grounds, this luxury, 5 star hotel, is committed to ensuring that every moment will be memorable, relaxing and enjoyable. The Treacys also own the Ross Hotel in Killarney.


Killarney Park Hotel,

Kenmare Place,


Co. Kerry.   

Tel: +353 (0)6435555  

Fax: +353 (0)6435266  







Built in 1996, Killarney Lodge is a large four star guesthouse superbly located in Killarney, minutes from the town centre. Owned and managed by the Treacy family, Catherine & Marcus Treacy, you are guaranteed the highest level of personal service. Leisure and business travellers alike will appreciate the superb location, exceptional service and charming ambience, not to mention the finest home baking!


Killarney Lodge

Countess Rd, Dromhale, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Tel: +353 64 6636499 Fax: +353 64 6631070

Email: stay@killarneylodge.ie









Jim Treacy



Treacy Hotel Group


Jim and Bridget Treacy opened their first hotel, Treacy's of Waterford, 40 years ago.






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Eileen Treacy




Matthew Declan Tracey (1921-1995), M.P.S.I., Shipping Chemist, of Enniscorthy Wexford and Dublin.


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Tracey’s Chemist, 3 Tara Street, Dublin





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Tracey’s Chemist, 18 Eden Quay, Dublin

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Last update: 31 December 2022