Sean Treacy to be remembered at Tipperary commemoration

Sean Treacy of Soloheadbeg, Tipperary, Gaelic League activist, founder member and organiser of the Irish Volunteers in West Tipperary and member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, was killed in action against British forces in Talbot Street Dublin on October 14, 1920.

Sean Treacy of Soloheadbeg, Tipperary, Gaelic League activist, founder member and organiser of the Irish Volunteers in West Tipperary and member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, was killed in action against British forces in Talbot Street Dublin on October 14, 1920.

He will be commemorated by the 3rd Tipperary Brigade Old IRA Commemoration Committee on Sunday October 14, 2012 with mass at 2.15 pm in Kilfeacle Church, followed by a parade to his grave in adjoining cemetery at 3 pm at which an oration will be delivered by Con O’Callaghan, Chairman of the Kilmichael Crossbarry Commemoration Committee.

Sean Treacy is dead for 92 years, yet his name and his deeds live on with pride in the minds of the people in the homes of County Tipperary. In excess of 2,000 people assembled on All Ireland hurling final Sunday at noon 2011 to pray for him, sing his praises and recall his deeds in Talbot Street, Dublin.

Sean Treacy and Dan Breen were close associates and the driving force behind the formation of Michael Collins’ elite hit squad.