Thomas Treacy (also pictured in previous photograph) was born in 1881 in Murgasty, just outside Tipperary town. He worked at the gasworks in Tipperary for a number of years before moving in 1914 to the Carrick-on-Suir gasworks (also in Co. Tipperary) as manager. Sometime in the 1930s he bought the Carrick gasworks from the owner, Mr. Anderson.
Difficulties in getting parts from England for gasworks repairs during World War II led to problems in manufacturing gas at the Carrick works so Thomas decided to switch to the making of charcoal, and in 1942 the large gasometers were dismantled. The business eventually concentrated on sales of coal, coke and briquettes.
Thomas died in Carrick on 13 April 1969, his 88th birthday.