Thomas Traynor

Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Thomas Traynor

Tullow, Co. Carlow

THOMAS TRAYNOR (1882-1921)

Executed: 25 April 1921.
Aged 39. From Tullow. Co. Carlow.

Thomas Traynor was born 1882 in Cannonís Quarter, Tullow, a boot maker by trade but he went on to serve under Eamon de Valera as a member of the Boland Mills Garrison during Easter Week 1916. He was married with ten children ranging from 5 months to eighteen years. Following the surrender, he was interned in Wakefield Prison where shared a cell with SeŠn Mac Eoin, and after his release, refused to give up the cause and was attached to B Company, 3rd Battalion Dublin Brigade of the IRA playing an active part in the War of Independence.  On March 14, 1921, Traynor was captured in Pearse Street, Dublin, while in action against a British detachment of auxiliaries and Black and Tans and was subsequently tried and sentenced to death.  Thomas Traynor was hanged in Mountjoy Prison on the April 25, 1921.

 Thomas Traynor Memorial Statue on the Dublin Road TullowThe original Thomas Traynor committee in Tullow had 18 dedicated members responsible for fundraising and the erection of the Thomas Traynor Memorial Statue on the Dublin Road opposite Flynnís Garage. The statue was unveiled on 1965 by Traynorís eldest son Frank Traynor who travelled from the US for the occasion.  The founding members of the Thomas Traynor committee were SeŠn Monaghan PC (chairman), William OíConnor (secretary), Seamus Kavanagh (treasurer), Denis Nolan (assistant secretary), Laurence Murphy (assistant treasurer), Frank Mallin, Henry Hickey MCC, Joseph Dooley, James McGrath, Patrick Dawson, Thomas Nolan, Peter Rooney, Patrick Byrne, John Browne, Michael Kenny, Patrick Hickey, Joseph OíMara and James Roche.


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