Michael Ryan


The IRA told him to leave the district in Sep 1920, but he refused to leave. This appears to have been what led to him being executed

1901 census at Rathcloheen, Thomastown, Tipperary


1911 census at Rathcloheen, Thomastown, Tipperary




IRA WS 1300 While in employment with Ryan O'Connor, I remember doing duty with the Volunteers guarding two prisoners, both of whose names were, I believe, Ryan. I cannot say what they were arrested for, or Why, but they had been handed over by the Golden Company to the Cashel Company. Both were deported to Co. Waterford and warned not to return. One of them did return about twelve months later and he was shot dead as, a spy on the Fourpenny Road near Golden in February, 1921.



Shot by IRA as British spies