Patrick Fanning 1864-1906 was the son of Billy Fanning and Catherine Fogarty of Clondoty Co Tipperary.
He was the brother of Ned Fanning of Shanbally House and also of Joseph and Senator Michael Fanning who also lived and worked in Dublin.
Patrick lived at 23 North Strand Rd Dublin and was a very successful and wealthy publican.
The assistants he employed were most likely nephews, certainly the O’Donnell and Bannon boys were related.
Patrick’s brother Joseph ended up buying the premises. In 1923 when he was selling the pub it was advertised and described in The Irish Times.
Patrick Fanning does not seem to have been married or have any children.