The Devils Bit The Ragg Co Tipperary

Thomas Fanning Lissaroon and the Dwyer sisters Bouladuff 1914 Dispute

Thomas Faning of Lissaroon and his wife Hanna Fanning nee Bannon

 

I came across this interesting article from the Nenagh Guardian 24 Jan 1914:

One of the Dwyer sisters Kathleen went on to marry Denis Bannon. The eldest Josie (Johanna Mary Josephine) became a nun, Sister Mary Cyril. One of their brothers was Thomas Dwyer who was murdered in 1920 by members of the RIC. The other brother, Eamon, worked for newspapers.

Sister Mary Cyril Dwyer Evening Herald 31 Mar 1961.

 

Irish Independent 22 Jul 1939

The disputes within the family continued.

Nenagh Guardian 19 Jun 1915

 

Nenagh Guardian 11 Sept 1915

Thomas Fanning was the last person to live at the Lissaroon property. I was told he was very religious and made a trip to Rome. He and his wife did not have any children. The Dwyers were the children of his sister Catherine. In 1920 their brother Thomas was murdered in Bouladuff by members of the RIC.

Kathleen’s second husband was Denis Bannon. She was also a publican and also ended up in Thurles courts over breaking of the licensing Act. Below is a transcript of one such occasion

Nenagh Guardian 28 Dec 1929

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Tom Fanning’s pilgrimage to Rome Freemans Journal 3 Oct 1908

Below is a detailed and delightful description of the two weeks in Italy. The group left Dublin on the 16th of Oct and returned on 3 Nov 1908:

The Rome Pilgrimage made by Thomas Fanning Munster Express 26 Dec 1908

 

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