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Sean Treacy
Birth: Feb. 14, 1895
Death: Oct. 14, 1920

Irish Revolutionary. He was born at Solohead in County Tipperary, Ireland. As a teenager, he joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood and the Irish Volunteers. Because of his involvement with the Irish Volunteers, he was jailed by the British in August 1917 but was released in November. He was jailed again in February 1918 but was released in June 1918. Around this time, the Irish Volunteers became known as the Irish Republican Army or IRA. On January 21, 1919, a load of explosives was being transported to Soloheadbeg quarry in County Tipperary under police guard. A small contingent of the IRA lead by Treacy and Dan Breen, ambushed and captured the explosives. During the attack, two policeman were killed. The Solohead Ambush is considered to be the start of the Irish War of Independence or the Black and Tan War. During the next 21 months, Treacy was involved in numerous attacks against the British and was one of the most sought after members of the IRA. On October 14, 1920, he was spotted on Talbot Street in downtown Dublin and was killed in a gunbattle with the British in which two soldiers and several bystanders were also killed. At the time of his death, he was the Vice-Brigadier of the Third Tipperary Brigade. Although he did not live to see Irish freedom, he is remembered as one of those that fired the first shots of the war. He is buried in Kilfeacle Cemetery which is about six miles east of Tipperary, Ireland.  (bio by: Anonymous) 
Kilfeacle Cemetery
County Tipperary, Ireland
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Record added: May 19, 2005
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