Power: The Riches of Clare

Republican Autograph Book

This autograph book was kept by a Republican in Mountjoy Gaol in 1917 and it contains the names of Republicans from Clare and elsewhere: here we see the name of Sean Treacy, Soloheadbeg, Co Tipperary, dated 21/10/17. Treacy was involved in the first IRA action of the War of Independence in January 1919 when an explosives convoy was ambushed on its way to a quarry. Two policemen were killed. Treacy later became one of the prominent flying-column commanders in the War of Independence. He was killed in October 1920 in Talbot Street, Dublin.

Ref: 2000.158

War of Independence Collection

Republican Autograph Book 2000.158