Killimor graveslab

Treacy grave-slab Killimor Parish Church

Christy Cunniffe

Tressy graveslab in Killimor digitally reassembled.
Christy Cunniffe
Tressy graveslab drawn for the writer by Rory O'Shaughnessy.
Christy Cunniffe

This important seventeenth-century graveslab is broken into three sections in the chancel area of Killimor medieval parish Church. It dates to 1649 and bears the name of William and Thoma Tresssy (Treacy). A somewhat similar but undated graveslab preserved on the floor of Portumna Dominican priory was erected for Gany Tressy by both William and Thomas Tressy. The Treacy’s appear in a number of Papal Letters from the fifteenth century onwards for Killimor Church. They appear to be the hereditary erenaghs of Killimor(bulloge). A modern Treacy headstone is also located in the chancel adding further weight to this argument.

This page was added on 18/04/2016.

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