Arthur Treanor

The balance of opinion seems to be that Treanor was shot for political reasons - to keep the Ancient Order of Hibernians in check. O'Duffy's appears to have been directly involved in the execution order.

1874 Born

 

1901 Census at Dunmadigan , Anketell Grove, Monaghan

 

1908 Marriage

 

1911 Census at Dunmadigan , Anketell Grove, Monaghan

 

1921 Jun 25. Shot in Monaghan

IRA Witness Statement Those raids for mails gave General O'Duffy and the Brigade staff most valuable intelligence about the activities of some civilian spies who were giving information to the British in our Brigade area. Information obtained in one of those raids resulted in the execution of two British spies Kitty Carroll from near Scotstown and Arthur Treanor from Tydavnet direction. In both of these cases I heard that cheques were actually enclosed in letters in payment for services rendered. I know for a fact that both of those people were executed a a result of information got in raids on mails which left no doubt as to their guilt. after Kitty Carroll was shot Lloyd George made a statement in the British Houseof Commons inconnection with the execution and the Press reports stated that he wept when he described the callous disregard which they displayed for the niceties of civilised.warfare in executing a woman

IRA Witness Statement Two were executed in my area by this procedure, Arthur Treanor in Bragan Company area and Kitty Carroll, Knockatallonarea. The proof against the latter was very strong. She was scarcely normal and was not sufficiently intelligent to cloak her activities.On the other hand, Arthur Treanor was intelligent and shrewd and more difficult to involve

Shot by IRA as British spies