Galtee boy Dinny Lacey Killed during the civil war

//Galtee boy Dinny Lacey Killed during the civil war

By | 2011-10-08T15:28:35+00:00 October 8th, 2011|7 Comments


  1. P. Lyons March 3, 2014 at 10:56 am

    My grandmother often used to sing about Dinny Lacey as she went about her housework. Part of one song was,
    It was England gave the orders and England gave the guns
    and Cosgrave dyed the khaki green to kill our gallant sons
    they spilt their blood upon the grass and thought it no disgrace
    when they murdered Dinny Lacey the noblest of our race

  2. John Palmer October 1, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Brigadier Dennis “Dinny” Lacey was killed in action against Irish Free State forces deep in the Glens of Aherlow during the Irish civil war in February 1923. Sean Treacy was killed in a gun fight with British forces during the Irish War of Independence in Talbot Street, Dublin, in October 1920. Sean Treacy introduced Dinny Lacey to the republican movement (IRB) in 1913.

  3. Mary Sheffield September 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I have vocal tradition that Dinny or maybe Sean Tracey were killed climbing the gate at my Grandma’s place in Bansha, or maybe even further into Galtees. This followed a terrible raid at my grandmothers’ My mother remembered bayonets put through the matresss that my mother and her siblings were sleeping. I was told it was the Black and Tans raiding the premises looking for the boys who my grandmother had been sheltering. My father David Francis Fanning was a runner for the IRA but I’m not sure he lived in Bansha.There has also been mentioned a connection with Dan Breen.
    Hope you can help.Always had an urge to try and find the truth. Don’t really know why just that something is urging me to find out.
    Thanks for reading.

  4. Pat May 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Im also related. My mother was Dinny’s niece.

    • Mary Sheffield September 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      Have a look at my post. You probably have heard of stuff about his death that might help with my quest

  5. may doyle nee lacey November 13, 2011 at 10:12 am

    fascinated by my distant relation dinny lacey – but cant find any info re his family – am trying to trace my family connection to him – unfortunately all my relatives are dead

    • Don taylor April 1, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      Im related too named after him .

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