Silvermines Mountains Co Tipperary

Laurence Francis Fanning Bouladuff Co Tipperary Ireland 1874-1938

Laurence Fanning Outside his pub in Bouladuff Inch Co Tipperary Ireland c1909 use
Laurence Fanning outside his pub in Bouladuff, The Ragg, Co Tipperary Ireland. The original photo is in a restaurant now on the site of his pub.

Laurence was the son of Michael Fanning (1811-1878) and Catherine Ryan and was born at Lisaroon on 27 Oct 1874. He spent some time in America and made a number of trips back to Ireland before permanently settling in Bouladuff Co Tipperary.

Bouladuff is a village five miles from Thurles. It is also known as Inch and The Ragg. It is bounded by the Silvermine Mountains on the north west and by the Slieveardagh Hills on the southeast.

On the records at Ellis Island.org Laurence F. Fanning, aged 30, from Thurles arrived on the “Teutonic” on 25 May 1905. He was a US Citizen, occupation clerk. His final destination was 4659 State St Chicago and reason for journey was “returning home”. Port of departure was Queenstown (Cobh), Co Cork, Ireland.

At some point, Laurence returned to Ireland and then eloped with his cousin Bridget Fanning. There was such outrage that they went to America where Laurence worked as a barman.

They did  return to live at Bouladuff. On the 1911 Census he is married to Bridget Fanning and has two children, Kathleen aged 2 and Michael 11 mths. He is listed as a farmer and a publican at Bouladuff near Thurles. On his son Michael’s birth record he is listed as a shopkeeper in Bouladuff. Kathleen was born in 1909 and Michael on 6 July 1910 in Bouladuff.

Nenagh Guardian 8 Apr 1911
1911 Census Lawrence Fanning Clehile_0002
1911 Census return for Laurence Francis Fanning Bouladuff Co Tipperary Ireland

 

Laurence Francis Fanning 1874-1938_2
Memorial card for Laurence Fanning

Laurence and Bridget had two children, Michael (Micky) and Catherine (Kitty) Fanning.

Micky Fanning, son of Laurence and Bridget and ? his wife Eileen Bunyan.

Below is an article from the Nenagh Guardian relating to police investigating Fannings Pub in Bouladuff.

Nenagh Guardian 17 Dec 1938

In 1950 Micky Fanning put the premises at Bouladuff up for sale:

Nenagh Guardian 23 Sept 1938

 

Laurence Fanning Ancestor Report 2015
Ancestors of Laurence Francis Fanning of Bouladuff Co Tipperary Ireland 2015

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