1793-1993 St. Patrick’s College Carlow



Francis Treacy, educated 1889-1904, ordained 1904, Wilcannia-Forbes. Served in Broken Hill, Cobar and Balranald.


Rev Frank William Treacy, Cobar, Deniliquin, etc, NSW; Bridgetown, etc, WA


August 1890 The Royal University of Ireland Matriculation Examination

Francis W Treacy, Carlow College


December 02, 1893 The Irish standard (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Carlow. The Most Rev. Dr. Comerford, coadjutor bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, ordained the following students to Holy Orders at St. Patrick's college, Carlow on Sunday October 20th. To priesthood- Rev James Roche, Cloyne. To deaconship - Rev. Patrick. Ransbott, Kildare: Rev. Francis Treacy, Wilcannia, New South Wales,Rev. Patrick Barry, Florida, United States,


July 14, 1894 The Irish standard (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Carlow. Most Rev. Dr. Comerford, coadjutor bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, ordained to the priesthood the following ecclesiastical students of St. Patrick's college, Carlow: Rev. Michael Rice, diocese of Kildare Rev. Daniel Riordan, Chicago Rev. Ambrose Lynam, Kildare Rev Charles McCarthy, Salford Rev. Michael McAuliffe, Maitland, Australia Rev. Maurice Wilson, Toronto, Canada Rev. Francis Treacy, Wilcania, British Columbia Rev. Edward Delaney, Sandharst, England Rev. Patrick Osborne, Kilmore Rev. Martin Hughes. Pittsburg, United States.


John J Treacy, born 1896, from Kiltullagh, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway, educated 1912-1919, ordained 1919, Wilcannia-Forbes, Presbytery, Bourke, NS Wales. Served in Broken Hill, Barham, Bourke and Warren. Vicar General 1953-1964. Monsigor, 1954. Died 16/8/1964. Burried at Warren. CLV (1965) 96.


Matthew Treacy, educated 1866-1875, ordained 1875, Kildare and Leighlin. Curate in Myshall, Clonbullogue and Ratheen. PP Rosenallis January-November 1902. Died 16/11/1902.


Michael J. Treacy, born 9/7/1947, from Westport, Co. Mayo, educated 1966-1972, ordained in 1972 for Natchez (Biloxi). Associated  Pastor: Bay St. Louis, Nativity – Biloxi, Gulfport. Director of ‘Renew’ for the diocese of Biloxi 1985-. Pastor: St. Thomas Aquinas/Hattiesburg 1988-.


Peter Treacy, from Cappagh Co. Tyrone, educated 1849-1891, ordained 1891, Wilcannia-Forbes RIP. Served in  Crookwell and later PP in Gundagai 1919-1933. Died 19/5/1935.


 “Father Peter Treacy (of Tyrone) studied at St. Patrick's College in Carlow from 1884 to 1891. He was ordained a Missionary Priest in Carlow Cathedral into the Diocese of Wilcannia, Australia on 14 June 1891 by the famous historian and Co-Adjutor Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Most Rev. Michael Comerford. One other classmate, Colman Casey, was also ordained for Wilcannia Diocese.  In the same ceremony other classmates were ordained for the Dioceses of Sydney and Goulburn in Australia . His first Parish was Bourke then Brewarrina and Nyngan.  He then moved to the Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn (as it had now become) where Fr. Treacy served in Crookwell and Gundagai where he was P. P. from 1919 to 1932. He died on 19th May 1935 and is buried in Gundagai aged seventy years old.”  Mairead McCormack-Kelly


31 May 1890 (N) Ordinations at Carlow College

...to sub-deaconship...P. Tracey...Los Angelos...


Where the age is not given, it may be presumed to be in the range of 16 and 25 years.


McEvoy, John (1993) St. Patrick’s College Carlow 1793-1993. St. Patricks’s College, Carlow.

The Carlovian, 1948, 124



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