Edward Fanning the son of Catherine Fogarty and William Fanning of Clondoty lived at Shanbally House. Below are photos of members of his family and Shanbally House as it is today. These wonderful old photos were kindly sent by Kate O’Sullivan, a descendant of Edward Fanning and Johannah Hogan.
William Fanning of Clondoty was Edward’s father and the son of William Fanning and Hanera Cormick of Lissaroon.
Edward Fanning’s parents were William Fanning and Catherine Fogarty of Clondoty.
Edward and Johannah Fanning’s three daughters. Joan (Johannah) Maureen (Mary) and Kitty (Catherine) Fanning.
From left to right: Joan and Patrick in front and in the back William, Edward (her father) and John Fanning.
Edward had a share in this business with Michael Fanning his brother but he sold it and bought Shanbally House around 1900 from the Kavanaghs.
Edward Fanning bought the house c1900 from the Kavanaghs. They had brought it from a Protestant leaseholder named Manning. Apparently Manning had a servant, a Ms Dwyer, who he got pregnant and she was shipped off to Queensland Australia. But the story has a happy ending. Manning sold Shanbally House to the Kavanaghs and went out to Australia where he married Ms Dwyer. The pieces of this story were put together when descendants of Manning and Ms Dwyer, from Australia, came to Shanbally House researching their ancestry.
I came across this death notice searching in Trove newspapers for something else:
The following genealogy reports trace the ancestors and descendants of Edward Fanning 1868-1948 Co Tipperary Ireland.