Fanning Birth and Marriage Records, Co Tipperary Ireland

Birth and marriage records for Fanning and Darmody families around Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland and other related families..


The records below are from p311 of a typed book which I think must be from the Templemore Parish. dates are baptism:

MICHAEL FANNING Oct 1833 Templemore Parish, father Michael Fanning mother Mary Ryan, address Killough, sponsor Kitty Ryan

JOHN FANNING father John Fanning, mother Mary Ryan, address Killough, 24 June 1843, sponsors Michael Ryan and Cath Delahunty

MGT FANNING (MARGARET?) 26 April 1835, address hard to read looks like Borrin or Borris, father Michael Fanning, mother Sally Quill, sponsors William Quill and Mary Trihy.

MARY FANNING 20 August 1835, address Killough, father Michael Fanning, mother Bgt Ryan (Bridget?) sponsors Michael Maher and Jane Maher.

EDW FANNING address Dromard in Templemore Parish 28 Dec 1833, father Michael Fanning, mother Kitty Keys, sponsors Steven Mackey and Ellen Kavanagh

JOH FANNING (JOHN? ) 22 May 1836, address Dromard, father Michael Fanning, mother Kitty Keys, sponsor Judith Keys.

THOMAS FANNING date illegible, father Michael Fanning, mother Mary looks like Hogan, sponsors John M/ and Judith Hayden. but could be Regan

DANIEL FANNING 19 Nov 1840, father Michael Fanning, mother Mary Regan, address Killough, sponsors Michael Maher and Anne Delahunty

JOHANNA FANNING 21 May 1846, father Michael Fanning, mother Mary Regan, address Killough.sponsors William Fitzpatrick and Joh Ryan

PAT FANNING father William Fanning, mother Kitty Butler, sponsors James looks like Brennan and Mary Fannin, date illegible.

BAT FANNING (PAT?) 9 June 1844, father William Fanning, mother Cath Butler, address Templemore, sponsors John Fanning and Bridget Ryan.

JOHN FANNING 4 June 1833 in Templemore Parish, father William Fanning, mother Cath Butler, address Barrack St, sponsor Mary Kenna


MARY FANNING, 5 Mar 1851, father William Fanning, mother Cath Malone, address Gortnagowna, sponsors William Malone and Mary Scott.

LNCE FANNING (LAURENCE?) 30 May 1854, father William Fanning, mother Cath Malone, address Gortnagowna, sponsors James Tierney and Mary Malone.

WILLIAM FANNING, 15 Aug 1856, father William Fanning, mother Cath Malone, address Gortnagowna, sponsors William Hardgroft and Mary Donolan.

SARAH FANNING, 2 June 1852, father James Fanning, mother Mary Kennedy, address Pigfoot Lane, sponsor Margaret Kinsella.

THOMAS FANNING, 25 Dec 1855, father James Fanning, mother Mary Kennedy, address Killawardy, sponsors Patrick Meara and Ellen Mullally.

From North Tipperary Genealogy Centre:

MARY FANNING baptised 1 Nov 1801 in Moycarkey Parish, father was Geoffrey Fanning and mother Margaret Eviston. Sponsors were William Kearney and Cath Doughan. Father’s name entered as Jeffrey.

RICHARD FANNING baptised 4 Nov 1806 in Moycarkey Parish, father was Geoffrey Fanning and mother Margaret Eviston. Sponsors were James Hewitt and Joanna Haven. Father’s name was entered as Jeffrey.

MARGARET FANNING baptised 30 Oct 1827 in Dunkerrin Parish. Address: Castleroan, father: William Fanning, mother: Ellen Eviston. Sponsors were Pat and Cath Fanning.

UNK FANNING baptised 22 Nov 1705 in Carrick-On-Suir Parish, father was John Fanning, sponsor Cornelius UNK and UNK Burne

EDMUND FANNING baptised Catholic on 19 July 1809 in Drom Parish, his father was William Fanning and mother Judith Fanning, sponsors were William Carroll and Mary Cormack.

JOH FANNING transcribed as Johanna but is JOHN born in Templemore Parish on 22 May 1836 to Michael Fanning and Catherine Keys of Dromard. Judith Keys was sponsor. Catherine’s name was entered as Kitty. This Michael Fanning is possibly the brother of my gggrandfather William Patrick Fanning who emigrated to Australia in 1841. It is possible this Michael Fanning ended up living in Tazewell in America marrying Ellen Phelan.

EDWARD FANNING born in Templemore Parish on 28 Dec 1833 to Michael Fanning and Catherine Keys of Dromard. Sponsors were Steven MacKey and Ellen Kavanagh. Mother’s name entered as Kitty.

THOMAS FANNING born in Templemore Parish on 25 April 1830 to Martin Fanning and Margaret Treacy of College Hill. The sponsors were James and Mary Lynch.

PHILIP DARMODY born in Drom Parish on 24 Jan 1841 to Daniel Darmody and Judith Darmody. Sponsors were Phil Darmody and Kate Darmody. Mother’s name entered as Judy.

DENIS DARMODY born in Drom Parish on 11 Mar 1815 to Patrick Darmody and Honora Dwyer. Sponsors were William Darmody and Margaret Lonergan. Mother’s name entered as Honor.

JOHN FANNING born in Templemore Parish 16 Oct 1880, baptised 30 Oct 1880. Address is Kill Drom and parents were William Fanning, farmer, and Amy Flynn. John has a twin sister Margaret Fanning. Sponsor is Margaret Russell.

PATRICK FANNING baptised 28 April 1848 in the Parish of Carrick-On-Suir. Address given as Ballyrichard Rd. Father was Patrick Fanning and mother Margaret Russell. Sponsors were Richard Hanrahan and J. Cavanagh. The priest was J.Hyland.

BRIDGET FANNING born 3 Sept 1875 and baptised 18 Sept 1875 in Thurles Parish,  Address : Clondoty Loughmore. Father: WILLIAM FANNING, farmer, mother: CATHERINE FOGARTY  Sponsor was WILLIAM FANNING her father.

WILLIAM BANNON born 12 July 1884 in Holycross Parish,  Address : Ballycahill. Father: JOHN BANNON, farmer, mother: MARY FANNING  Sponsor was JOHN BANNON his father.

MICHAEL FANNING born 6 July 1910 in Thurles Parish,  Address : Bouladuff. Father: LAURENCE FANNING, shopkeeper mother: BRIDGET FANNING  Sponsor was MARY FITZGERALD.

KIERAN COSTELLO born 8 Nov 1881 in Littleton Parish,  Address : Shanballa. Father: JEREMIAH COSTELLO, labourer. mother: MARY HEFFERNAN  Sponsor was JEREMIAH COSTELLO his father.

JOSEPH FANNING born 8 Sept 1871 in Thurles Parish,  Address : Clondoty Loughmore. Father: WILLIAM FANNING mother: CATHERINE FOGARTY  Sponsor was WILLIAM FANING his father.

JOHANNA FANNING born 28 Jan 1864 in Thurles Parish,  Address : Lisaroon. Father: MICHAEL FANNING farmer. Mother: CATHERINE RYAN  Sponsor was MICHAEL FANNING her father.

JAMES FANNING date of baptism 16 Sept 1842 in Roscrea Parish/district Co Tipperary. Address: Chapel Lane, father JOHN FANNING, mother CATHERINE CONNOLLY. James a twin of Michael Fanning. RC. Sponsors were Tim Grady and Joan Grady.

MICHAEL BROLAN date of birth 5 Mar 1875, date of baptism 8 Mar 1875, address: Lisaroon, Parish/district of Thurles. Father PATRICK BROLAN occupation : tailor. Mother: MARY BANAN Sponsor was Patrick Brolan.

MARY BROLAN date of birth : 20 Sept 1876 date of baptism 30 Sept 1876 address: Lisaroon Parish/district Thurles Co Tipperary Father: PATRICK BROLAN occupation: Tailor. Mother: MARY BANAN. Sponsor was Patrick Brolan.

PATRICK BROLAN date of birth 10 May 1880, date of baptism 15 May 1880. Address : Lisaroon, Parish/ditrict Thurles Co Tipperary. Father PATRICK BROLAN, tailor, mother: MARY BANAN. Sponsor was Margaret Banan.

AGNES BROLAN  date of birth 20 Aug 1881, date of baptism 27 Aug 1881. Address : Lisaroon, Parish/ditrict Thurles Co Tipperary. Father PATRICK BROLAN, tailor, mother: MARY BANAN. Sponsor was Patrick Brolan.

JOHN BROLAN  date of birth 9 June 1884, date of baptism 1 July  1884. Address : Lisaroon, Parish/ditrict Thurles Co Tipperary. Father PATRICK BROLAN, tailor, mother: MARY BANAN. Sponsor was Hanora Ryan.

THOMAS DWYER Date of Baptism/Birth:21/01/1899 Address: Bouladuff Parish of Thurles. Father: MICHAEL DWYER, shopkeeper. Mother: KATE FANNING Sponsor Michael Dwyer.

LAURENCE FANNING Date of Baptism/Birth: 27/10/1874 Address: Lisaroon Parish of Thurles Father: MICHAEL FANNING,farmer, Mother: CATHERINE RYAN Sponsor: HANORA FANNING

BRIDGET FANNING Baptism/Birth 7/5/1869 Address: Turtulla, Moycarkey, Parish of Thurles. Father: JOHN FANNING, occupation: labourer. Mother: MARY FOGARTY Sponsor: MICHAEL FANNING, occupier.

JOHN FANNING Baptism/Birth 28 June 1872 Address Turtulla, Moycarkey, Parish : Thurles Father THOMAS FANNING occupation: labourer Mother: BRIDGET CONNELL Sponsor Thomas Fanning, father.

I think the John Fanning listed below is the John Fanning from Turtulla of the above birth record.  In transcription the 28 could have looked like 13.

John Fanning Naturalisation Application USA_NEW
John Fanning Naturalisation Application USA

CATHERINE FANNING Date of Baptism/birth:29/09/1864 Address: Turtulla. Parish: Thurles. Father: JOHN FANNING, Labourer. Mother: MARY FOGARTY. Sponsor: Grandmother, JUDY FANNING. In the notes Parish of Moycarkey is listed with an *. Does this mean the grandmother lived in Moycarky Parish or John and Mary Fanning?

MICHAEL FANNING date of Baptism/Birth : 15/01/1866 Address: Clondoty, Loughmore Parish/District: Thurles Father: WILLIAM FANNING Occupation: Farmer mother: CATHERINE FOGARTY

WILLIAM FANNING date of Baptism: 17/10/1858 Birr Parish/District Co Offaly. Father: WILLIAM FANNING  mother: MARGARET LARKIN

*AGNES PURTILL date of Birth : 27 Sept 1895 baptism: 29 Nov 1895 Address: Brickeendown , Tullamaine Parish/District Father: EDMOND PURTILL Occupation: Farmer mother: BRIDGET FANNING   civil birth record

*BRIDGET PURTILL date of Birth : 1 Mar 1882 baptism: 3 Mar 1882, Address: Brickendown , Tullamaine Parish/District Father: EDMOND PURTILL Occupation: Farmer mother: BRIDGET FANNING   civil birth record

JOHN KEARNEY Date of Baptism/Birth: 01/05/1895 Address: Whitefield, Parish: Moyne Father: Michael Kearney Mother: Johanna Maher Sponsor: Michael Kearney (Father).

JOHANNA FANNING Date of Baptism/Birth: 28/01/1864 Address: Lisaroon. Parish: Thurles. athr: MICHAEL FANNING, Farmer. Mother: CATHERINE RYAN. Sponsor: Father.

PATRICK FANNING Date of Baptism/Birth:19/10/1865 Address: Lisaroon. Parish/District: Thurles. Father: MICHAEL FANNING, farmer. Mother: CATHERINE RYAN. Sponsor: father, Michael Fanning. Notes: Lisaroon, Parish of Inch.

PATRICK FANNING Date of Baptism/Birth: 15/05/1868. Address: Turtulla, Moycarkey. Parish/District: Thurles. Father: JOHN FANNING, labourer. Mother: MARY FOGARTY. Sponsor MICHAEL FANNING. Notes: Michael Fanning (Occupier).

MARY FANNING date of baptism: 30/07/1907 Address: Shanballa in the Parish of Littleton. Father:EDWARD FANNING, farmer,and mother was JOHANNA HOGAN. Informant was the father.

JOHANNA FANNING date of Baptism/Birth: 26/02/1890 Address: Gurtnaha Parish: Moyne. Father: THOMAS FANNING, farmer. Mother: JOHANNA COSGROVE.

LAURENCE FANNING date of Baptism/Birth: 6/5/1909 Address: Glenreagh. Parish/District: Holycross. Father: JOHN FANNING, farmer. Mother: CATHERINE DOYLE. Father was sponsor.

JOHN FANNING Date of Baptism/Birth: 1/8/1894. Address: Graiguefrahane. Parish/District: Moyne. Father: PATRICK FANNING, farmer. Mother: MARY BOURKE. Sponsor was Hanoria Burke, grandmother. Have been told that John was one of sixteen children.

ANDREW BERKERY Date of Baptism/Birth: 26/02/1889 Address: Kilrush Parish/District: Thurles Father: Denis Berkery Mother: Margaret Ryan. Sponsor: Nano Fogarty

THOMAS FANNING date of birth 28/2/1864 Address: Skehane. Parish/District of Littleton. Father: MARTIN FANNING. Mother: MARY MAHER. Sponsor was Martin Fanning, his father. I think Thomas Fanning is the father of John Fanning (22/10/1903-01/01/1982) the Irish Fianna Fail politician and farmer, whose birth record is below. I have been told that he is not related to my Fanning family.

More information about this family: Apparently DNA tests show that these Fannings are in the Edmund Fanning lineage. This Edmund Fanning emigrated to America in 1853. My ancestors show the same lineage. So we are related but I have no idea how far back. I was told by my fourth cousin in Ireland that all the Fannings around Thurles are descendants of William Fannin and Sarah Ryan of Lissaroon. Whether this is true I don’t know.

The above Martin Fanning came to live in Skehanna, Twomileborris and married Mary Maher. One of his sons Martin who married Mary Ann Duggan (daughter of Michael Duggan) emigrated to America and lived first in Philadelphia and then Chicago. I do have a bit more info if anyone is interested.

I have birth dates for Martin 22 Feb 1857, Joseph 14 Sept 1860, William and Michael 8 Sept 1867, James 31 July 1854, Ned, no date, but he stayed in Coolcroo and John was said to have immigrated to US.  These are all sons of Martin and Mary Fanning nee Maher. These names and dates need checking.

JOHN FANNING date of birth 22/10/1903 Address: Borris. Parish/District of Littleton. Father is THOMAS FANNING and mother is MARGARET FOGARTY. Sponsor was his father Thomas Fanning. John Fanning was a farmer and a Fianna Fail politician for North Tipperary. He was first elected in 1951 and re-elected at every successive general election until he retired from politics in 1969. He died 1/1/1982.

The wedding of Mr John Fanning T.D., and Miss Josephine O’Dwyer was reported in The Irish Times on Friday Sept 28, 1956. I am assuming it is John Fanning the politician:

“The wedding took place at Holy Cross Parish Church,Thurles, of Mr John Fanning T.D., son of Mrs and the late Mr Thomas Fanning, Skehane, Twomileborris, Thurles and Miss Josephine O’Dwyer, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip O’Dwyer, Whitefield, Holy Cross. Best man was Mr William Fanning, brother of the groom, and the bridesmaid was Miss Peggy O’Dwyer, sister of the bride. The ceremony was performed by the Very Reverend P.Harney, PP., Holy Cross, assisted by the Very Reverend William Breen, P.P., Moycarkey; the Reverend D.O’Meara, C.C.,Moycarkey; the Reverend J.Russell, C.C. and the Reverend R. Fitzgerald, C.C., Kilcommon; the Reverend F.Kilnane, C.C., Holy Cross; the Reverend T. O’Keeffe, C.C., Templetuohy; the Reverend T. O’Dwyer, O.M.I., Australia; the Reverend T.Stakelum, S.C.A., and Reverend M. O’Dwyer, Maynooth Mission to China. The reception took place in Hayes Hotel, Thurles and the honeymoon is being spent in the west of Ireland.”

From The Irish History Foundation:

WILLIAM FANNING 29/05/1803 St Mary’s Parish, Clonmel father: JAMES FANNING Mother: MARGARET GRADY, Sponsors : Stephen Duggan and Maira Walsh.

PATRICK FANNING 28/01/1778 Cahir Parish Father: EDMUND FANNING Sponsors: Eugene Gorman and Joanna Keating. Priest M. Keating.

WILLIAM FANNING 04/12/1792 Carrick-On-Suir Parish Father : JACOBUS FANNING mother: JOANNA GAULE (GALL on register) Sponsors: Michael Maher and Mary O’Donnell.

The following Baptisms were located within the records of the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly through research by Tipperary Family History Research :

MICHAEL FANNING baptised in Drom Parish 3/6/1811. Father was William Fanning and mother was Honora MacCormack. The sponsors were Thomas McGrath and Sally Darmody.

MARY FANNING baptised in Drom Parish 10/9/1813. Father was William Fanning and mother was Honora MacCormack. The sponsors were Denis McGrath and Mary Cormack.

CATHERINE FANNING baptised in Drom Parish 27/3/1816. Father was William Fanning and mother was Honora MacCormack. The sponsors were John McGrath and Bridget Burke.

WILLIAM FANNING baptised in Drom Parish 24/6/1827. Father was William Fanning and mother was Honora MacCormack. The sponsors were Thomas Cormack and Margaret McGrath.

Below is the Civil record for William:

WILLIAM FANNING born 14 July 1884, baptised 28 July 1884 in Holycross Parish. Address: Barracurra. Parents: JAMES FANNING and ALICE LONG. Informant was Mary Darmody.

MARGARET FANNING baptised in Holycross Parish 18/6/1874. Father was James Fanning and mother Alice Long. Address was Barracurra. Sponsors were John Ryan and Margaret Fanning.

Below is the Civil record for Margaret:

MARGARET FANNIN born 24 June 1874, baptised 29 June 1874 in Holycross Parish. Address : BurracurraParents: JAMES FANNIN and ALICE LONG, informant was Mary Darmody.

CATHERINE FANNING baptised in Holycross Parish 14/11/1875. Father was James Fanning and mother Alice Long. Sponsors were Mary Long and William Fanning.

Below is the Civil record for Catherine:

CATHERINE FANNING born 16 Dec 1875 in Holycross Parish, baptised 27 Dec 1875. Address : Barracurra. Father: JAMES FANNING mother: ALICE LONG Address Barraccura. Informant was Mary Darmody.

JOHN FANNING baptised in Holycross Parish 10/5/1877. Father was James Fanning and mother Alice Long. Address was Barracurra. Sponsors were Ellen McGrath and Joseph Fanning.

Below is the civil record for John:

JOHN FANNING born 23 May 1877, baptised 28 May 1877 in Holycross Parish. Address : Barracurra. Parents: JAMES FANNING and ALICE LONG. Informant was Mary Darmody.

MARY FANNING baptised in Holycross Parish 18/10/1879. Father was James Fanning and mother Alice Long. Sponsors were Bridget Long and Mary Fanning.

Below is the Civil record for Mary:

MARY FANNING born 15 Oct 1879, baptised 24 Oct 1879 in Holycross Parish. Address: Barracurra. Parents : JAMES FANNING (farmer) and ALICE LONG. Informant was Honoria Mulcahy.

ALICE FANNING baptised in Holycross Parish 17/2/1882. Father was James Fanning and mother Alice Long. Address was Barracurra. Sponsors were John and Joanna Banon.

Below is the civil record for Alice:

ALICE FANNING born 3 May 1882, baptised 6 May 1882 in Holycross Parish. Address: Barracurra. Parents: JAMES FANNING and ALICE LONG. Informant was Mary Darmody.

EDWARD FANNING baptised in Drom Parish 18/1/1828. Father was John Fanning and mother Margaret Russell. Address Kile. Sponsors were James Fanning and Cath Russell.

EDWARD FANNING baptised in Drom Parish 18/1/1828. Father was John Fanning and mother Margaret Russell. Address Kile. Sponsors were James Fanning and Cath Russell.

WILLIAM FANNING baptised in Drom Parish 29/3/1831. Father was John Fanning and mother Margaret Russell. Address Kille. Sponsors were Joe Fanning and Mary Donovan.

CATHERINE FANNING baptised in Drom Parish 28/7/1833. Father was John Fanning and mother Margaret Russell. Address Kille. Sponsors were Thomas Doherty and Mary Fanning.

JAMES FANNING baptised in Drom Parish 3/6/1838. Father was John Fanning and mother Margaret Russell. Address Kile. Sponsors were Pat Mahony and Bridget Mahony.

JOSEPH FANNING baptised in Drom Parish 12/7/1840. Father was John Fanning and mother Margaret Russell. Address Kile. Sponsor was Ellen Gleeson.

MARGARET FANNING baptised in Drom Parish 28/6/1842. Father was John Fanning and mother Margaret Russell. Address Drom. Sponsors were Edm Fanning and Mary Russell.

JOHANNA FANNING baptised in Drom Parish 1/1/1845. Father was John Fanning and mother Margaret Russell. Address Kill. Sponsors were Mary Fanning and Michael Ryan.

JOHN FANNING baptised in Loughmore Parish 10/11/1806. His father was James Fanning and mother Margaret Ryan. Sponsors were Patrick Cummins and Catherine Tynan.

JOHN FANNING baptised in Loughmore Parish 27/12/1809. His father was Geoffary Fanning and mother Mary Maher. Sponsors were Peter James and Margaret Peters.

JOHN FANNING baptised in Loughmore Parish 28/11/1809. His father was Michael Fanning and mother Catherine Ryan. Sponsors were Edmond Hall and Mary Fogarty.

JOHN FANNING baptised in Loughmore Parish 11/8/1798. His father was Edmund Fanning and mother Honora Hoare.  Sponsors were John Fanning and Catherine Hoare.

JOHN FANNING baptised in Loughmore Parish 6/11/1799. His father was Laurence Fanning and mother Ellen Egan. Sponsors were John Ryan and Anastasia O’Connor.

JOHN FANNING baptised in Loughmore Parish 13/8/1804. His father was John Fanning and mother Mary Burke. Sponsors were John Barry and Suzanne Fanning.

JOHN FANNING baptised in Thurles Parish 10/4/1798. Father was Edmond Fanning and mother Bridget Ryan. Sponsors were Thomas Maher and Mary Fanning.

JAMES FANNING baptised in Thurles Parish 30/1/1842. Father was John Fanning and mother Ellen Day. Sponsor was Ellen Maher.

JAMES FANNING baptised in Tipperary Parish 3/4/1842. Father was John Fanning and mother Catherine Baker. Sponsors were Patt Shanahan and Kitty Ryan.

JOHN FANNING baptised in Thurles Parish 3/7/1799. Father was John Fanning and mother Catherine Kirwan. Sponsors were Anthony Spillane and Margaret Callanan.

JOHN FANNING baptised in Thurles Parish 21/6/1809. Father was Michael Fanning and mother Catherine O’Dwyer. Sponsors were Edm Fanning and Margaret Kelly.

JOHN FANNING baptised in Thurles Parish 10/4/1798. Father was Edmond Fanning and mother Bridget Ryan. Sponsors were Thomas Maher and Mary Fanning.

Name: JOHN FANNING Date: 5/7/1832  Parish: LOUGHMORE Father: FANNING MICHAEL Mother: REILLY JOHANNA Sponsor: NMS Sponsor: CARROLL MARY Register: LOUGH/210





Name: MARY FANNING Date: 13/8/1845 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNING MICHAEL Mother: REILLY JUDITH Sponsor: N.M.S. Sponsor: KIRWAN NANNO Register: THUR/394 Comments: REILLY/O’REILLY

Name: MARY SHEEHAN Date: 27/4/1852 Parish: THURLES Father: SHEEHAN JOHN Mother: FANNING SARAH Sponsor: JOHN FANNING Sponsor: MARY CLEERE Register: THUR/1103 Comments: MOTHER ENTERED AS SALLY

Name: JUDITH SHEEHAN Date: 31/8/1853 Parish: THURLES Father: SHEEHAN JOHN Mother: FANNING SALLY Sponsor: PAT RYAN Sponsor: JUDY FANNING Register: THUR/1103 Comments: MOTHER ENTERED AS SALLY


Name: JOHN FANNIN Date: 20/5/1809 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNIN EDMOND, labourer mother: DARMODY JUDE Sponsor: CALLINAN EDM Sponsor: FITZPATRICK BIDDY Register: THUR/391

Name: MICHAEL FANNIN Date: 23/9/1810 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNIN EDMOND, labourer. Mother: DARMODY JUDE Sponsors: ANDREW CALLANAN and  ELLEN KIRWAN Register: THUR/391

Name: WILLIAM FANNIN Date: 5/4/1812 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNIN EDMOND, labourer. Mother: DARMODY JUDE Sponsor: FANNIN PAT Sponsor: DUNNE MARY Register: THUR/391

Name: CATHERINE FANNIN Date: 25/11/1813 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNIN ED, farmer. Address Grange. Mother: DARMODY JUDY Sponsor: FITZPATRICK MICHAEL Sponsor: FANNING JUDE Register: THUR/391 Comments: EDMOND/EDWARD

Name: SARAH FANNIN Date: 6/11/1816 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNIN EDMUND address: Grange. Mother: DARMODY JUDE Sponsor: FANNING MICK and Margaret ………… Register: THUR/391

Name: MARY FANNING Date: 20/3/1821 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNIN EDMOND Mother: DARMODY JUDITH Sponsor: CALLANAN JOHN Sponsor: FITZPATRICK Register: THUR/391

Name: HONORA FANNING Date: 19/2/1823 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNING EDMUND Mother: DARMODY JUDITH Sponsor: NOLAN JOHN Sponsor: DARMODY SALLY Register: THUR/391

Name: EDMOND FANNING Date: 8/11/1824 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNING EDMOND Mother: DARMODY JUDY Sponsor: DARMODY PHILIP Sponsor: NOLAN KITTY Register: THUR/392

Name: PATRICK FANNIN Date: 4/12/1826 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNIN EDMOND Mother: DARMODY JUDY Sponsor: RYAN JOHN Sponsor: CALLINAN MARY Register: THUR/392

Name: ANNA FANNING Date: 30/5/1829 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNING ED Mother: DARMODY JUDITH Sponsor: N.M.S. Sponsor: TREACY JUDITH Register: THUR/392 Comments: EDWARD/EDMUND

Name: JOHN FANNING Date: 4/10/1857 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNING PATRICK Mother: BYRNE MARY ANNE Sponsor: BYRNE EDMUND Sponsor: DELANEY KATE Register: THUR/395 Comments: BYRNE/0′BYRNE

Name: EDMOND FANNING Date: 29/4/1859 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNING PATRICK Mother: BYRNE MARY Sponsor: BOLAN JOSEPH Sponsor: DONNELL MARGARET Register: THUR/395 Comments: BYRNE/O’BYRNE





Anthony Fanning, emigrated with his brother Patrick, in 1878 on the High Flyer to Maryborough Qld Australia. He was 29 and Pat 18. He married Amelia Lovell and is buried in West Kempsey Cemetery NSW. She died 21 Dec 1890 aged 28 and he died 7 Sept 1891 aged 42.







Emigrated to Queensland Australia in 1878 with his brother Anthony. I don’t know what happened to him, if he stayed in Australia or returned to Ireland.


Name: RICHARD FANNING Date: 24/8/1865 Parish: TEMPLETOUHY Father: FANNING PATRICK, farmer address: Lisdonowly Mother: CANTWELL MARGARET Sponsor: CANTWELL ANTHONY Sponsor: CORMACK BRIDGET register: T/TOUHY/182

Name: MICHAEL FANNING Date: 11/1/1855 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNING PATRICK Mother: CANTWELL JUDY Sponsor: N.M.S. Sponsor: RYAN MARY Register: THUR/395







Name: JOHN FANNING Date: 5/7/1832 Parish: LOUGHMORE Father: FANNING MICHAEL Mother: REILLY JOHANNA Sponsor: NMS Sponsor: CARROLL MARY Priest: Register: LOUGH/210





Name: MARY FANNING Date: 13/8/1845 Parish: THURLES Father: FANNING MICHAEL Mother: REILLY JUDITH Sponsor: N.M.S. Sponsor: KIRWAN NANNO Register: THUR/394 Comments: REILLY/O’REILLY

From St Marys Church all on page 391 :

HONORA FANNING 01/08/1807 father: MICHAEL FANNING, mother: CATHERINE DWYER, sponsors: Michael McDonald and Julian Gason

JOHN FANNING 21/06/1809 father: MICHAEL FANNING, mother: CATHERINE DWYER ,sponsors: EDM FANNING and Margaret Kelly

ELLEN FANNING 01/05/1810 father:JOHN FANNING, mother: MARGARET DOOLAN, sponsors: Jms Doolan and Margaret Leamy

MARY FANNING 04/07/1810 Father: JOHN FANNING, mother: BIDDY RYAN, sponsors: Pat Flood and Cath Guiney

MARGARET FANNING 24/10/1811 Father: MICHAEL FANNING , mother: CATHERINE RYAN , sponsors : Thomas Grant and Ellen Cass.

PAT FANNING 23/04/1812 Father: JOHN FANNING, mother: MARGARET DOOLAN, sponsors: John Shanahan and MARGARET FANNING.

ELLEN FANNING 31/05/1812 Father: PAT FANNING, mother: MARY RYAN, sponsors: Michael Maher and Mary Gorman.

ELLEN FANNING 13/09/1812 Father: JO FANNING, mother: BIDDY RYAN, sponsor: Ellen Ryan.

MICHAEL FANNING 01/05/1814 father: JOHN FANNING, mother: MARGARET DOOLAN , sponsors: Larry Kennedy and Margaret McGrath.

CATHERINE FANNING 12/06/1814 father: MICHAEL FANNING, mother: CATHERINE RYAN, sponsors: Michael Ryan and Ellen Grant.

JAMES FANNING 18/12/1814 Father: PAT FANNING, mother: MARY RYAN, sponsors: John Quinlan and Mary McDonnell.

JAMES FANNING 16/06/1816 father:JAMES FANNING, mother: BIDDY RYAN, sponsors: James Butler and M Maguire.

DENIS FANNING 29/06/1819 father: JOHN FANNING, mother: MARGARET DOOLAN, sponsor: Nelly Doolan.

ANNE FANNING 20/02/1823 father: EDMUND FANNING, mother: MARY HAYES, sponsors: Phil Hayes and Mary Fitzpatrick.

Transcribed from the Nat Library Dublin LOUGHMORE AND CASTLEINEY Parishes:

JOHN FANNEN 12th or 14th Dec 1840 father: TOM FANNEN, mother:MARY RYAN, sponsors: Pat Fannen and Catherine Ryan.

PAT FANNEN 12th March 1842. father: JOHN FANNEN, mother: MARY REILY, sponsors: ?Ryan and Cath Fannen.

CATH FANNEN 13th March 1842. Father: PAT FANNEN, mother: CATHERINE MAHER, sponsors: Wm.Fannen and Mary Gl?

MARY FANNEN 8th May 1842. Father: WILLIAM MAHER, mother:MARY FANNEN. Sponsors: Mich ? and Mary Fannen.

MARY FANNING 17th Dec 1843. Father: LARRY FANNING and mother :BRIDY? ?OAR (may be Hoare) Sponsors: William and Catherine Fanning.

MARY FANNEN 3rd Oct 1844. Father: MARTIN FANNEN and mother: ELLEN DOLOHERTY . were Pat Doloherty and ?

MARY FANNIN 15th Feb 1846. Father: LARRY FANNIN and mother: ???   ?OAR. Sponsors were John and Mary ?oar Kilcrak (could be Kiloak).

JOHN FANNEN 21st Sept 1846. Father : JAMES FANNEN and mother JUDY CRONAN? Sponsors were Edmund Fanning and Ellen Ryan Kil—k.

MARY FANNING 4th Jan 1847. Father: MARTIN FANNING and mother ELLEN DOHERTY. Sponsors: Denis Bri?n and Mary ????

ELLEN FANNING 7th July 1847. Father: TOM FANNING and mother MARY RYAN. Sponsors were John Cormick and Mary Shanahan Gurt?????

JOHN FANNING 26th June 1848. Father: LARRY FANNING mother ? HOAR. Sponsors were Edmund and Mary Fanning Kiloak.

ELLEN FANNEN ?July 1848. Father: THOMAS FANNEN mother: BRIDG NOLAN. Sponsors James Fannen and Cath Nolan.

From Family, The Latter Day Saints site:

MARGARET FANNING 16 Oct 1880 Kill, Drom. Father William Fanning and mother Amy Flynn Fanning.

JAMES JOSEPH FANNING born 10 July 1866 Roscrea Co Tipperary. Father: MARTIN FANNING and mother was MARY SLATTERY.

MARY ELLEN FANNING born 3 July 1864 Roscrea Co Tipperary. Father: MARTIN FANNING and mother was MARY SLATTERY.

PATRICK FANNING born 7 Feb 1868 / Co Tipperary. Father: MARTIN FANNING and mother was MARY SLATTERY.

THOMAS FANNING born 19 Dec 1869 Roscrea Co Tipperary. Father: MARTIN FANNING and mother was MARY SLATTERY.

JAMES JOSEPH FANNING born 10 July 1866 Roscrea Co Tipperary. Father: MARTIN FANNING and mother was MARY SLATTERY.

MARGARET FANNING born 8 Mar 1874 Tipperary Father: WILLIAM FANNING Mother: ROSE REILLY

ROSANNA FANNING born 13 Feb 1875 Tipperary Father: WILLIAM FANNING Mother: ROSE REILLY

ANTHONY FANNING Born c 1849 died 7 Sept Kempsey NSW Australia Buried West Kempsey cemetery. Married 25 Sept 1883 to Amelia Lovell. Emigrated on the “High Flyer” 1878 to Qld aged 29 with brother Patrick. Father: PATRICK FANNING Mother: MARGARET CANTWELL.

HENRY FANNING Born c 1786 Thurles Died 20 Nov 1826 Married MRS HENRY FANNING c 1811 Thurles.

MRS HENRY FANNING Born about 1790 Thurles.

Female FANNING born about 1813 Thurles Parents: MR & MRS HENRY FANNING. Married Thurles unknown CORCORAN born about 1809.

MARY FANNING born about 1812 Thurles died 16 Oct 1839. Married WILLIAM TOOHEY about 1832 in Thurles.

MARTIN FANNING born 15 April 1864 Thurles. Father: THOMAS FANNING Mother: BRIDGET CONNELL

JOHN FANNING born 28 June 1872 Tipperary Father: THOMAS FANNING Mother: BRIDGET CONNELL.

PATRICK FANNING born about 1773 Thurles married about 1798 in Thurles to MARY RYAN born about 1778 Thurles died 20 Feb 1828.

JOHN FANNING born about 1802 Thurles died 2 Dec 1844.

PATRICK FANNING born about 1804 Thurles died 8 April 1884.


MARY FANNING born 29 August 1879 Tipperary. Father: JEFFRY FANNING Mother: ELIZABETH COFFEY.

JOSEPH FANNING Born 6 Dec 1871 Thurles. Father: JOSEPH FANNING Mother: MARY CASHEN.

MARY FANNING Born 16 June 1870 Tipperary Father: JOSEPH FANNING Mother: MARY CASHIN.

MARY FANNING born about 1812 Thurles Died 16 Oct 1839. Married c 1832 Thurles.

CATHERINE FANNING Born 29 Sept 1864 Thurles. Father: JOHN FANNING Mother: MARY FOGARTY

MARY FANNING Born 6 Dec 1866 Thurles Father: JOHN FANNING Mother: MARY FOGARTY.

PATRICK FANNING Born 15 May 1868 Thurles. Father: JOHN FANNING Mother: MARY FOGARTY

BRIDGET FANNING Born 7 May 1869 Thurles Father:JOHN FANNING Mother: MARY FOGARTY ( Address Turtulla Moycarkey from North Tipp Gen Record)

ELLEN FANNING Born 1 Nov 1870 Tipperary Father:JOHN FANNING Mother: MARY FOGARTY

THOMAS FANNING Born 16 Sep 1872 Tipperary Father:JOHN FANNING Mother: MARY FOGARTY













PATRICK FANNING Born 5 Dec 1878 Tipperary Father: JOHN FANNING Mother : MARY LAHEY.

BRIDGET FANNING Born about 1818 Tipperary Died 28 Sep 1865. Father: RICHARD FANNING of Grange Mother: Margaret Ryan of Ballinoglora. Grandfather: EDWARD FANNING of Glanreagh, Parish of Holycross. Grandmother : BRIDGET MAHER of Killough. Married PATRICK MCGRATH born about 1798 Tipperary died 13 Dec 1862.

THOMAS FANNIN Born about 1784 Thurles Died 10 Mar 1820. Wife: HONORA RYAN Married about 1812 Thurles.

MARY FANNIN Born about 1819 Thurles Died 16 July 1827 Father: THOMAS FANNIN Mother: HONORA RYAN

RICHARD FANNIN Born about 1721 Thurles Died 20 Dec 1799 Wife: CATHERINE SHANAHAN married about 1746 Thurles.

BRIDGET FANNING born 3 Jul 1870 Littleton Father: JOHN FANNING mother: ANNE FOGARTY

PATRICK FANNIN born 17 Mar 1865 Littleton Father: JOHN FANNIN mother: ANNE FOGARTY

MICHAEL FANNING born 2 Nov 1866 Littleton Father: JOHN FANNING mother: ANNE FOGARTY

MARGARET FANNING born 5 April 1868 Littleton Father: JOHN FANNING Mother: ANNE FOGARTY.

DANIEL FANNING born 26 April 1872 Tipperary Father: JOHN FANNING mother: ANNE FOGARTY

MARTIN FANNING 28 April 1874 Tipperary Father: JOHN FANNING mother: ANNE FOGARTY

PATRICK FANNING born 29 Jan 1874 Littleton Father: JOSEPH FANNING mother: MARY RYAN

JOHANNA FANNING born 7 Sept 1871 Littleton Father: MICHAEL FANNING mother: ANNE CASEY

WILLIAM FANNING born 11 April 1867 Littleton Father: MICHAEL FANNING mother: ANNE CASEY.

CATHERINE FANNING born 8 Jan 1865 Cashel Father: MICHAEL FANNING mother: ANNE CASEY.

ELLEN FANNIN born 20 Jul 1869 Tipperary Father: MICHAEL FANNIN Mother: ANNE CASY

ANNE FANNING born 3 Aug 1875 Tipperary Father: MICHAEL FANNING Mother: ANNE CASEY

MARY FANNING born 14 Jun 1878 Knockroe Father: MICHAEL FANNING mother: ANNE CASEY

MICHAEL FANNING born 15 Sep 1867 Littleton Father: MARTIN FANNING mother: MARY MAHER

WILLIAM FANNING born 15 Sep 67 Littleton Father: MARTIN FANNING mother: MARY MAHER

THOMAS FANNON born 28 Feb 1864 Littleton Father: MARTIN FANNING mother: MARY MAHER.

ANASTATIA FANNING born 19 Mar 1869 Templemore Father: THOMAS FANNING ther: ELLEN RYAN

THOMAS FANNING born 10 May 1870 Templemore Father: THOMAS FANNING Mother: ELLEN RYAN. Address Kill. Sponsor Anastatia Fanning.

ELLEN FANNIN born 16 Jan 1864 Templemore Father: JOHN FANNIN Mother: MARY CARROLL

The above Latter Day Saints records are user contributed and no sources are generally given, so their accuracy needs to be checked.


From North Tipperary Genealogy Centre Database:

*Date of marriage: 3 Mar 1851 in Upperchurch Parish, MICHAEL FANNING married CATHERINE RYAN, witnessed by Richard Cormack & Hon Bannon

Date of marriage: 5 Feb 1839 in Drom Parish, PATRICK FANNING married ELIZA MILLER witnessed by Michael Doolan and Mary Glascock. Patrick and Eliza emigrated to Victoria Australia and settled in Geelong. Patrick died in 1883. They are both buried in Geelong East Cemetery.

Date of marriage: 5 Feb 1846 in Moycarkey Parish, MARTIN FANNING married MARY MAHER, her address given as Borris, no fathers’ names, witnessed by Hugh Fanning and Mary Maher.

Date of marriage: 21 Feb 1841 in Drom Parish, JOSEPH FANNING married MARY LONG witnessed by James Bourke and Bridget Ryan, no other details.

Date of marriage: 14 Feb 1833 in the parish of TemplemoreMICHAEL FANNING married CATHERINE KEYES of Dromard. Her name was entered as Cath. Witnessed by James MacGrath and Thomas Ryan. No other details given.

Date of marriage: 12 Feb 1877, in Moyne Parish,  PATRICK DEVANEY married ELLEN FANNING. Patrick’s father listed as James Devaney a farmer. Patrick’s address given as Borrisnoe and he is also a farmer. Ellen’s address is Gortnahow, her father was Thomas Fanning, a farmer. Witnesses were John Devaney and Johanna Fanning. Both Patrick and Ellen were previously unmarried. They were married in the RC Church of Loughmore. Patrick’s name listed as Patt. One of their father’s is deceased, can’t tell which one.

Date of marriage: 13 Sept 1821 in Roscrea Parish. OLIVER FANNING married MARY SALMON. Witnessed by Michael Salmon and Winy Tracey

Date of marriage: Jan 30 1827 in Drom Parish. JOHN FANNING married MARGARET RUSSELL. Witnessed by William Purcell and William Russell.

Date of marriage : 10/2/1879 Parish of Templemore JAMES HOARE address Ballinlonty, farmer, aged 30. His father Daniel Hoare, a farmer. Married ANASTATIA FANNING of Drom,  a farmer, aged 24.  Her father was Joseph Fanning, a farmer. Witnesses were Philip Egan and Johanna Fanning. Priest was Rev M Meagher PP and they were married in Drom Catholic Church.

Date of marriage: 11 Sept 1899  Parish/District Holycross. JOHN FANNING address: Glenreigh Beg occupation: farmer husband’s father: James Fanning farmer, deceased.  Married CATHERINE DOYLE address: Glenreigh More, her father Lawrence Doyle, farmer, deceased. John O’Brien was the priest and Laurence Ryan and Mary Ryan were witnesses. They were married in Holycross Church. Her name was entered as Caitherine.

MICHAEL BROLAN aged 20 married ELLEN WOODS aged 25, on 28 Feb 1865 in Thurles Parish. Both lived in  Stradavoher and were labourers. Husband’s father was DANIEL BROLAN, pensioner, deceased and her father was JOHN WOODS, a labourer. Witnesses were James Hayes and Mary stokes.  John Ryan was the priest.

MICHAEL FANNING of Lincoln Place Dublin, merchant, married MARGARET RYAN aged 25, of Main St Thurles, also a merchant, on 10 June 1901 in Thurles Parish.  Husband’s father was WILLIAM FANNING, farmer, and her father was PATRICK RYAN, merchant. Witnesses were Patrick Fanning and Mary Ryan.  J.J.Duan was the priest.

Date of marriage 9 Feb 1880 Parish/district of Moyne  MARY FANNING  of Clondoty father William Fanning, farmer married JOHN BANNON of Ballycahill, farmer, father Patrick Bannon, farmer. Witnessed by John Maher and Mary Butler. Married in Loughmore Church. Both fathers still alive.

Date of marriage 16 Feb 1871 JAMES DEVANE of Nodstown, farmer, bachelor, his father: John Devane. Married MARY BANON at Ballycahill Church. her father was Edmond Banon, farmer. Witnessed by Michael Scully and Bridgie Banon.

Date of marriage 20 Feb 1873 in Ballycahill Church  Parish of HolycrossJAMES FANNING of Kill, a farmer, bachelor, full age, married ALICE LONG of Barracurra. His father was John Fanning, her father William Long, both farmers. Witnessed by Martin Eviston and Mary Long.

Date of marriage 15 Sept 1892 in Holycross Parish/District JOHN RYAN of Crossogue, a farmer and bachelor, married MARY FANNING of Glenreigh, spinster. His father was James Ryan, farmer, her father was James Fanning, farmer. Married in Holycross Church, both full age and both fathers deceased. Witnessed by Patrick Gorman and Bridget Dwyer.

Date of Marriage: 09/05/1888 JOHN MULLANY address: Thurles Occupation: Ex.Sergt., R.I.C. Age 47 Bachelor. Father’s name:Patrick Mullany, Occupation: Farmer and BRIDGET FANNING Address: Thurles Age 30 Spinster Father’s name Michael Fanning Occupation: Farmer. Witnesses: Michael Mullany and Kate Fanning.

THOMAS FANNING farmer,address: Clondoty and ELLEN DWYER, shopkeeper, address Thurles. Date of marriage: 01/02/1891.Parish of Thurles. Husband’s father is WILLIAM FANNING, farmer. Wife’s father is John Sheehan, shopkeeper, deceased. Ellen is a widow previously married to James Dwyer. Witnesses were Michael Fanning and Josie Hogan

MICHAEL DWYER merchant, address: Bouladuff, Father:Michael Dwyer,farmer and CATHERINE FANNING, Address: Lisaroon, father: Michael Fanning, farmer. Witnesses: Nicholas Callanan and Sarah Fanning. Date of marriage: 10/02/1891.Parish of Thurles.

JAMES FANNING, farmer, address: Lisdanowly, Moyne. Father: Patrick Fanning, farmer, deceased, and ANNE HOGAN address: Coolkip, farmer’s daughter. Father: Patrick Hogan, farmer.Date of marriage 25/02/1897 in the Parish of Littleton. Witnesses :MICHAEL FANNING and Margaret Hogan.

THOMAS FANNING, cattledealer of Ballyduff. Father: William Fanning, farmer, deceased, married ANASTASIA KIRWIN of New Road. Her father was Thomas Kirwan, farmer. Married in Thurles Parish on 21 Jan 1875. Witnessed by William O’Connell and Joanna Gleeson. Bride’s name was entered as Anto and in transcription has been changed to Anastasia. Johny Butler DD was the priest.

MICHAEL FANNING, farmer of Castletown. Father: William Fanning, also a farmer, married JOHANNA SHANAHAN of Lisdonowly in the Parish of Moyne on Feb 15 1885. Her father, a farmer, was John Shanahan. Witnesses were William Maher and Ellen Shanahan.

PATRICK FANNING ( no address recorded) and SARAH DOYLE (Sally) of Ballymoheen, married in the Parish of Dunkerrin on 4/03/1851. Witnesses : William Fanning and Cath Doyle.

PATRICK HOGAN of Coolkip, farmer. Father: Thomas a farmer, deceased and MARY SHEEHAN of Quarry St. Wife’s father is John Sheehan, shopkeeper. Witnesses are Patrick Hogan and Johanna Sheehan. married 01/07/1875 in the Parish of Thurles.

EDWARD FANNING of Shanbally, farmer married JOHANNA HOGAN of Coolkip on 7/4/1902 , in the Parish of Thurles. His father is William Fanning, farmer and her father is Patrick Hogan, farmer. Witnesses are Joseph Fanning and Winnie(Minnie?) Hogan.

JAMES DWYER of Main St, shopkeeper and ELLEN SHEEHAN of Quarry St married on 23/01/1883. Husband’s father: William Dwyer, farmer, deceased. Wife’s father: John Sheehan, shopkeeper. Witnesses by Michael Dwyer and Sarah Sheehan in the Parish of Thurles.

EDMUND FANNING, farmer,address: Holycross married HANORIA MOLLOY, farmer’s daughter, address :Ballybeg, on 11/02/1902 in the Parish of Littleton. Husband’s father was James Fanning, farmer and wife’s father was John Molloy, farmer. Witnessed by Francis Dwyer and Bridget Fanning. Notes: Edmond. Married at the Roman Catholic Chapel of Moycarkey.

JOHN FANNING, farmer,address: Loughmore, married MARY HOGAN address: Moycarkey, farmer’s daughter on 17/02/1908 in the Parish of Littleton. Husband’s father was William Fanning, farmer and wife’s father was Patrick Hogan, farmer. Witnessed by Patrick Bannon and Sara M Hogan.

THOMAS FANNING of Turtulla, labourer, and MARGARET POLLARD of Stradavoher, servant, in Thurles Parish. Date of marriage: 13/02/1899. Husband’s father: Thomas Fanning. Wife’s father: Joseph Pollard. Witnessess: Joseph Pollard and Mary Carroll.

SARAH FANNING of Lisaroon and PATRICK KEARNEY, an electrician, of Southhampton, England in Thurles Parish on 15/05/1894. Husband’s father was John Kearney and wife’s father was Michael Fanning. Witnesses were Francis Dwan and Statia Fanning. Married in the RC Chapel of Inch.

ANASTATIA FANNING of Templemore to THOMAS MORKAN, instructor, in Templemore Parish on 26/11/1877. Husband’s father was Thomas Morkan, an Army Man and wife’s father, Thomas Fanning was a farmer. Witnesses were Michael Carey and Catherine McCombe.

THOMAS FANNING of Kill, a farmer, married ELLEN RYAN of Clonlismullen in Templemore Parish on 25/02/1868. Husband’s father was Thomas, a farmer and wife’s father was John Ryan, also a farmer. Witnesses were James Fanning and Mary Quinlan. They were married in Drom church.

NANO FANNING of Lisdinowly, farmer’s daughter. Father: Patrick Fanning married PATRICK RYAN of Thurles, a shopkeeper. His father was Thomas Ryan. They were married on 21 May 1871. Witnesses were Patrick Ryan and Bridget Cormack. They were married in Moyne RC Church. On transcription her name was changed to Nancy but I think it was Hanora.

ANNE FANNING of Jail St (Thurles?), spinster, daughter of Edward Fanning, a shopkeeper (deceased), married CORNELIUS RYAN of Barrack St. He was a shopkeeper and his father was Laurence Ryan (deceased), a farmer. Witnesses were James Cahill and Kate Charles. They were married in Thurles Parish on 8 Sept 1868.

The following Marriages were located within the records of the Archdiocese of Cashel and as a result of research conducted by Tipperary Family History Research.

JAMES FANNING and ALICE LONG were married in Holycross Parish 20/2/1873 witnessed by Martin Eviston and Mary Long. The priest was Rev J O’Brien.

On 8-9-1868, in the THURLES Parish Register reference: T2213931 The Marriage of CORNELIUS RYAN and ANNE FANNING Witnessed by: James Cahill and Catherine Charles

On 16-2-1808, in the THURLES Parish Register reference: TH831542 The Marriage of EDMUND FANNING and JUDITH DARMODY. His address given as Inch her address as The Race Course. Witnessed by: Pat Darmody, Judith Macgrath and William Fannin. The priest was Rev. John Hickey.

On 18-2-1833, in the BORRISOLEIGH Parish Register reference: BORR/673 The Marriage of JOHN FANNING and ELLEN BENSON Groom’s Address: KNOCKANEEVA Bride’s Address: KNOCKAHORNA Witnessed by: CANTWELL MICK Joe Fanning

On 25-9-1830, in the DROM Parish Register reference: DROM/443 The Marriage of JOHN FANNING and JOHANNA MEARA Groom’s Address: THURLES Witnessed by: FANNING PATRICK CARROLL JOHANNA

On 14-2-1844, in the THURLES Parish Register reference: TH561026 The Marriage of JAMES DACRES and MARY FANNING Witnessed by: FANNING PATRICK FANNING MARY

On 9-2-1850, in the THURLES Parish Register reference: TH691294 The Marriage of JOHN DOWDALL and MARY FANNINGWitnessed by: FLYNN JOHN BUTLER HONORA

On 16-4-1855, in the THURLES Parish Register reference: TH831560 The Marriage of PATRICK FANNING and JUDITH CANTWELL Witnessed by: CANTWELL MICHAEL MOLOUGHNEY JOHANNA

On 25-6-1850, in the THURLES Parish Register reference: T2294089 The Marriage of JOHN SHEEHAN and SARAH FANNING Witnessed by: O’DWYER MICHAEL CLEAR MARY

On 27-1-1834, in the THURLES Parish Register reference: TH831554 The Marriage of MICHAEL FANNING and JUDITH O’REILLY Witnessed by: HODNETT REV P O’REILLY ANNE

On 15-4-1844, in the TEMPLETOUHY Parish Register reference: 614/2185 The Marriage of PATRICK FANNING and MARGARET CANTWELL Witnessed by: CORMACK JOHN MULLANY HONORA

On 21-11-1856, in the HOLYCROSS Parish Register reference: HOLC/301 The Marriage of PATRICK FANNING and MARY BYRNE Witnessed by: CORMACK JIM BYRNE JUDITH

Marriage of JOHN FANNING and ANN RYAN 25/11/1830 in the Loughmore Parish Register ref:L/Mor646 Groom’s address: Loughmore Bride’s address: Loughmore Witnessed by PATRICK FANNING and MARGARET RYAN

On 17/7/1828, in the Loughmore Parish Register reference: L/MOR646 The Marriage of JOHN FANNING and MARGARET KELLY Bride’s address: Loughmore Witnessed by MICHAEL CAHILL and JUDITH RYAN

On the 13/5/1830, in the Thurles Parish Register reference: TH831550 The Marriage of JOHN FANNING and ELLEN O’DEA Witnessed by JAMES RYAN and MARY BOYLE

On the 18/2/1833, in the Thurles Parish Register reference: TH831553 The Marriage of JOHN FANNING and MARGARET FITZPATRICK Witnessed by JOHN DAVERN and MARY DAVERN.

On the 22/2/1852, in the Moycarkey Parish Register reference: M548/669 The Marriage of EDMUND FANNING and MARY O’DWYER Witnessed by JOHN FANNING and MARGARET RYAN.

On the 9/1/1846, in the Thurles Parish Register reference: TH 571053 The Marriage of PATRICK DARMODY and CATHERINE FANNING Witnessed by MICHAEL MAHER and MARGARET KENNEDY.


On 28 Nov 1895 in Dublin at St Marys the Marriage of  PATRICK FANNING  of Thurles  and ANASTASIA CARRIGAN of Ballymurreen Thurles. His parents were Patrick and Mary Fanning and her parents were James and Joanna Carrigan. Witnessed by Hugh Ryan and Mary A Carrigan.

On 6 Oct 1903 JAMES JOSEPH FANNING of Cumberland St Birr, his parents were MARTIN FANNING & MARY SLATTERY, married ANNIE JOSEPHINE POWALL of John’s Mall Birr, her parents were JOHN POWALL & MARGARET O’CONNOR. They were married in St Marys Cathedral Dublin. Witnessed by Francis Norton and Mary Kate Powell.

From New York Marriage records:

On 24 Oct 1909 in Manhattan, New York, New York, America MICHAEL BROLAN married KATIE FANNING. His parents were Patrick Brolan. Her parents were James Fanning and Alice Long.

User Contributed Baptism Records from County Tipperary Genealogy:

Anastasia HOARE was baptized on 5 Jun 1881 in Drom (R.C.). Her father was James. Her mother was Ana Fanning. Her sponsors were: Joseph Fanning & Margaret Ryan.

Bridget HOARE was baptized on 25 Aug 1885 in Drom (R.C.).Her father was James. Her mother was Statia Hoare. Her sponsors were: Michael Moroney & Joanna Quigley.

Daniel HOARE was baptized on 5 Nov 1893 in Drom (R.C.). His father was James. His mother was Statia Fanning. His sponsors were: John Burke & Bridget Quigley.

Ellen HOARE was baptized on 20 Sep 1891 in Drom (R.C.). Her father was James. Her mother was Statia Fanning. Her sponsors were: James Harrington & Ellen Maher.

Frances HOARE was baptized on 21 Jul 1887 in Drom (R.C.). Her father was James. Her mother was Ana Fanning. Her sponsors were: James Coffey & Ana Fanning.

Johanna HOARE was baptized on 26 Dec 1882 in Drom (R.C.). Her father was James. Her mother was Statia Fanning. Her sponsors were: Daniel Ryan & Maria Fanning.

Joseph HOARE was baptized on 18 Dec 1895 in Drom (R.C.). His father was James. His mother was Statia Fanning. His sponsors were: Daniel Moroney & Ellen Moroney.

Margaret HOARE was baptized on 5 Jan 1890 in Drom (R.C.). Her father was James. Her mother was Ana Fanning. Her sponsors were: John Maher & Mary Burke.

Maryanne Catherine HOARE was baptized on 11 Jan 1880 in Drom (R.C.). Her father was James. Her mother was Ana Fanning. Her sponsors were: Patrick Fanning & Johanna Fanning.

Patrick Edmund HOARE was baptized on 15 Mar 1884 in Drom (R.C.). His father was James. His mother was Statia Fanning. His sponsors were: Edmund Hoare & Margaret Burke.

Daniel HOGAN was baptized on 7 Oct 1852 in Parish of Dunkerrin/Barna. His father was Daniel. His mother was Bridget Cummins. His sponsors were: Silvester Meagher & Mary Fanning. He resided in Castleroan.

Mary DUGGAN was baptized on 16 Jul 1813 in Cashel Parish – CASH/155 (R.C.). Her father was Richard. Her mother was Margaret Fannin. Her sponsors were: John Flaherty & Ann Comerford.

Mary CONNOLLY was baptized on 10 Feb 1828 in Parish of Drom/Inch.Her father was James. Her mother was Grace Spain. Her sponsors were: Patrick Kavanagh & Judy Darmody.

John MORONEY was baptized on 25 Nov 1810 in Parish of Cahir. His father was Edmund. His mother was Judith Duggan. He resided in Barnorha. His sponsors were: John Fannin & Brigid Dwyer.

John MULLALLY was baptized on 6 May 1845 in Parish of Dunkerrin/Barna. His father was William. His mother was Honor Coonan. His sponsor was: Margaret Fannin. He resided in Castletown.

Martin MULLALLY was baptized on 10 Nov 1842 in Parish of Dunkerrin/Barna. His father was William. His mother was Honor Coonan. His sponsors were: Martin Fannon & Catherine Mullally. He resided in Castletown.

John RYAN was christened on 14 Oct 1835 in Parish of Drom. His father was Edmond. His mother was Hannah Shelly. His sponsors were: James Fanning & Biddy Burke.

Some Tipperary Baptisms transcribed by Geralyn Wood Barry in Dublin 1997:

19/21 (First date is birth/second date christening) Dec 1838 Michl Maher, parents: Jno Darmody & Bridget Maher, Lismaken, sponsors: Wm Harold & Mary Maher

13/13 May 1840 William Byrn, Michael Byrn and Catherine Darmody, Behiglass (Behaghglass) Sponsors: John Darmod & Bridget Maher

7/8 July 1840 Andrew, Andrew Maher & Catherine Faning, Oldcastle, Sponsors: Wm & Mary Faning

13/16 Nov 1842, William, John Darmody & Bridget Maher, Lismakin, Sponsors: John Harrold & Catherine Maher

16/17 July 1844, John, Patt Carroll & Sarah Fanning, LoranSponsors: John Fanning & Ellen Fanning

10/12 Jan 1846, Edward, John Darmody & Biddy Maher, Lismacken, Sponsors: John Mooney & Margaret Sullivan

User contributed Baptism records from the CMCR Project:

9/15/1869 Archibald, Benjamin Cooke and Catherine Ryan, of Pike St. Thurles. Sponsors: Patrick Darbody (Darmody?) and Catherine Quirke. Thurles Parish.

12/10/1872 John Benjamin, Benjamin Cooke and Catherine Ryan, of Pike St. Thurles, Thurles Parish. Sponsors: Edward Fanning and Mary Fogarty

8/1/1830 Patrick Fanning, John Fanning and Catherine Shelly, Parish of Moycarkey. Sponsors: Michael Lowry and Sarah Fanning.

30/10/1856 William Fell, William Fell and Nancy Coalblack, Place of Residence : Moycarky. Holycross Parish, Sponsors: Edmund Ryan and Honora Fanning

18/06/1838 Holycross Parish, Catherine Fell, William Fell and Nancy Coablack, Place of Residence: Moycarkey. Sponsors: Thomas Fanning and Honora Fanning.

19/7/1870 Moycarkey Parish, Patrick Fell, Thady Fell and Ellen Mulcahy. Place of residence: Graigue, Moycarkey. Sponsors: Philip Fanning and Catherine Fogarty.

25/03/1819 Bridgid Brislane, Michael Brislane and Joan Kennedy of Kilnaseir, Parish of Loughmore. Sponsors: Philip Dermody and Mary Brenan.

These Baptismal records were found in the RC Parish records for Holycross/Ballycahill by Clare Tuohy:

13/06/1839 Richard Long, Thomas Long and Catherine Fanan. Sponsors: Cornelius Long and Bridget Fanan.

21/02/1841 Mary Long, Thomas Long and Catherine Fanning of Grange. Sponsors: Thomas Fanning and Mary Ryan

10/05/1843 Patrick? Long, Thomas Long and Catherine Fanning of Grange. Sponsors: William Tuohy and Honora Fanning.

11/07/1845 Lawrence Long, Thomas Long and Catherine Fanning. Sponsors: Patrick McGragh and Bridget Fanning

5/10/1847 Margaret Long, Thomas Long and Catherine Fanning. Sponsors: Patrick Long and Anny? Fanning Grange.

Catherine’s mother was probably Margaret Fanning of Grange (deduced from Griffith’s Valuation records for Grange). I have read somewhere, will find the reference, that three Twohy brothers married three Fanning sisters who were Catherine Long Fanning’s sisters.

User Contributed Marriages: from Tipperary Genealogy:

Anne DARMODY from Lisanure. She was married to John Loughman on 20 Feb 1817 in Templemore RC Parish. Wm. Moore & Joh Darmody were witnesses.

Bridget DARMODY was the daughter of Pat. She resided Clonmore. She was married to Christopher Fogarty on 12 Feb 1866 in Templemore (R.C.). Their Marriage was witnessed by John Fogarty & Ann Darmody.

Sarah FANNING from Templemore. She was married to Thomas Lucas on 14 Feb 1879 in Templemore RC Parish. Michael Quinlan & Anne Martin were witnesses.

User contributed Marriage Records from the CMCR Project:

30/09/1866 New Inn, Philip Ahern and Margaret Kenna. Groom and bride’s residence Garranlea. Witnesses : Richard Fanning and Josie Begly.

15/08/1811 John Fanning and Catherine Shelly, both residing at Coldfields. Church : Twomileborris (now Moycarkey) Witnesses: Thomas Hughes and Edmund Fanning

04/09/1872 Thomas O’Mahony and Mary Heffernan. Groom’s residence at Lagganstown and bride’s at Glenagat. At New Inn. Witnesses: John Ryan and Bridget Fanning.

10/02/1879 James Hoare and Anastatia Fanning in Drom parish. Witnesses: Philip Egan and John Fanning.

2/24/1879 Andrew Darmody and Ellen Ryan in Kilcommon Parish. Witnesses: Michael Darmody and Alice Ryan.

Borrisoleigh RC Parish      Source: Connors Genealogy    Marriages:

Fanning, Mary of Knockahorna married Ryan, Philip on Feb 26 1878 witnesses Thomas Ryan and Catherine Fanning.


Quinlan, Daniel born to Michael Quinlan and Mary Darmody and baptized on July 7 1816 – Bridget Quinlan and ?

Quinlan, Timothy of Cooleen born to Michael Quinlan and Mary Darmody and baptized on Nov 9 1814 – Denis Conway and Nancy Kennedy

Young, William of Killamoyne born to John Young and Margaret Darmody and baptized on May 7 1829 – Owen Demody and Ellen Young

Young, Catherine of Killamoyne born to John Young and Margaret Darmody and baptized and baptized on May 7 1829 – Godparents William Young and Mary Ryan

Young, Jerry of Killamoyne born to John Young and Margaret Darmody and baptized and baptized on Jan 26 1831 – Godparents Simon Young and Joh(anna?)

Young, Mary of Killamoyne born to John Young and Mary (Margaret?) Darmody and baptized and baptized on Dec 23 1832 – Godparents Biddy Young and ?

Young, Judy of Killamoyne born to John Young and Margaret Darmody and baptized and baptized on Dec 12 1834 – Godparents Jerry Darmody and Mary Flannery

Young, John of Killamoyne born to John Young and Margaret Darmody and baptized and baptized on Mar 21 1837 – Godparents Samuel Young and Judy Bourke

Young, Thomas of Killamoyne born to John Young and Margaret Darmody and baptized and baptized on Dec 27 1839 – Godparents Judy Ryan and ?

Young, William of Killamoyne born to John Young and Margaret Darmody and baptized and baptized on Jun 30 1843 – Godparents Mary Young and ?


Judith Fanning married Thomas Maher in Gurthnahoe on 1 Feb 1864. Her father was Thomas Fanning

Anne Fanning married Cornelius Ryan in Thurles on 8 Sep 1868. Her father was Edward Fanning.

Sarah Fanning married Edmond Byrne in Templemore on 27 Feb 1865. her father was James Fanning.


Letter from Archbishop O’Donnell 1978

In this letter Archbishop O’Donnell, born Fethard Co Tipperary Ireland in 1897, outlines his family history. His grandmother, Sarah Sheehan nee Fanning, was the sister of William Patrick Fanning who emigrated to Victoria in 1841. He died in Australia in 1980.

Archbishop O'Donnell in Fethard Co Tipperary 1954
Archbishop O’Donnell in Fethard Co Tipperary 1954

Archbishop O’Donnell researched and documented his family history. His grandmother, Sarah Sheehan nee Fanning, was the sister of William Patrick Fanning who emigrated to Victoria in 1841. In a letter he wrote to his nephew in the U.S he outlines his family history.

Archbishop Patrick Mary O’Donnell

Archbishop Patrick Mary O’Donnell

Easter Sunday ‘78

My Dear Jack,

I am very grateful for the family news you gave me at Xmas and I have entered your grandchildren in the Family Tree. They are the seventh generation from my great-grandfather James O’Donnell (1757-1810) and Amy Elizabeth is the seventh generation of the name O’Donnell.

I have three large charts containing respectively the Pedigree of the O’Donnells of Knockinglass, the Skehans and the Creans. They were compiled by our cousin Father Walter Skehan (RIP). He was a first class historian and he got his information from various family records, parish registers, tombstone inscriptions, old government documents etc. etc.

Copies of these three Pedigrees are with John Skehan (farmer) of Clonbrogan, Fethard, Co. Tipp. (Father Walter’s brother), with the Diocesan Archives, Archbishop’s House, Thurles, with the Irish Genealogical Office, Dublin. They contain hundreds and hundreds of names.

You can imagine this when you reflect that my great-grandfather had eight children (2 sons, 6 daughters) and they had 82 children. Imagine their descendants! So, you may see how impossible it is for me to send you these charts to inspect. You can understand how I would not let them out of me possession for a moment.

I compiled excerpts for you and a table which shows your own direct descent from James O’Donnell (1757-1810) and as far as your grandchildren. If any of the other members of the O’Donnell clan in the USA are interested, what I am sending you will be sufficient for you to compile a genealogy for them.

I have a notebook which my father kept in which he entered the dates of his own parents’ deaths, of the date of birth of his own sixteen children living and dead, of the dates of your father’s and your uncles’ Joe and Ned going to business in Dublin and the dates of their departure for the USA, of their marriages and deaths. I cannot lay my hands on the notebook at the moment. The last time I saw it was about 3 months ago but I put it away so carefully that I cannot find it now. But I will find it some day.

Your sister Kitty is now a grandmother. Her grandchildren would also be seventh generation. I want the name of the wife of your some Thomas, the Christian name of Gracie’s husband and their dates of birth of your children and grandchildren, and any other information about the family that you can.

There are several families of O’Donnells in County Tipperary viz. O’Donnells of Seskin, O’Donnells of Cleragh, O’Donnells of Poulmucka, O’Donnells of Knockinglass etc. etc. There is a tradition that those around the south and east of the county came from the west of the county and perhaps (and very likely) they all had their origin from a few or maybe one family that came from Tyrconnell (Donegal) some centuries ago. One theory is that the O’Donnells of County Tipperary come from one Turlough O’Donnell, called Turlough of the Wines who came from Tyrconnell.

If there is anything you want explained or something you do not understand in the lists I have sent you, ask me. I am enjoying good health at 81, thank God. I have no duties to perform so I read a great deal. I loved my stay in Ireland last year. They seem to be all well there. Your Aunt Cis is getting on for 86 and keeps good health. She has lost the sight of one eye – a glaucoma; still she does quite a lost (sic) of crochet work and goes frequently to Dublin, Cork etc. and for Sunday drives with the girls. Give all my love and every blessing to Grace and all the family. Your devoted Uncle, PS I am sending the Family Tree list under separate cover by this mail.

Some genealogical notes by Archbishop O’Donnell for the information of his nephew Jack O’Donnell of New York USA.

O’Donnell’s of Knockinglass (near Moyglass) County Tipperary, Ireland. James O’Donnell born 1757, died 1810, married Catherine Crihane (now pronounced and written Crean). There is, so far a lack of documentary evidence as to the immediate ancestors of James O’Donnell but tradition has it that his family and other O’Donnell families came from the west of the county and are a branch of the great clan O’Donnell of Tyrconnell (Donegal) which played a noted part (with the nearby O’Niells) in the history of Ireland. Catherine Crihane (Crean) was most probably the daughter of James Crean of Knockelly, Fethard. The evidence for this is very strong. If this is so, she is the grand-daughter of John Crean who is the retinue of Sir John Everard of Fethard, who fought on the Irish Catholic side against the English at the Battle of Aughrim in 1690. The Irish were defeated in the battle. Sir John Everard was killed, but John Crean returned safely to Knockelly. This John Crean was the grandson of Thomas Crean, who was living in 1666. That is as far back as we can go, mainly through the lack of documentation due to the Anglo-Irish wars and destructions about that time and earlier.

James O’Donnell lived in Knockinglass and is buried in the churchyard at Rathcool near Fethard which is the traditional burial ground of the family.

James O’Donnell and Catherine Crihane (Crean) are the great-grandparents of Archbishop O’Donnell of Brisbane, Australia, and of his late brothers John (Jack), Joseph and Edward (Ned) of New York, USA.

James O’Donnell and Catherine Crihane had two sons and six daughters. The sons were James (Whom we call James II to distinguish him from his father) and John. The six daughters became Mrs. Nolan, Mrs. Skehan, Mrs. O’Connell, Mrs. Fitzgerald, Mrs. Slattery and Mrs. Cunningham. These eight children had families averaging about ten in each family. It is a tradition amongst the families that eighty-two first cousins attended Sunday Mass in the parish church at Moyglass and that at Christmastime, they used to make mutual visits of friendship and goodwill. My father, Thomas O’Donnell of Fethard was one of these first-cousins. I remember meeting a few others when I was a boy.

James II was born 1810. It was the year his father died. When James grew up, he acquired a farm of his own at Rathduff near Moyglass and three miles from Fethard. He married Ellen O’Sullivan both lived to be about ninety. They were my grandparents. I remember my grandmother, Ellen, but I do not remember my grandfather because he died before I was born or when I was a baby. My other brothers would have remembered him, especially your father Jack who lived at Rathduff as a boy, possibly because farm life was good for his health or because his relatives at Rathduff were dotingly fond of him, which I thin, was very true. James and Ellen could speak the Irish language.

My brother Jim told me that when they were very old and unable to attend Sunday Mass at Moyglass they used to kneel in their own kitchen at Mass time and say their prayers aloud in Irish. Ellen, my grandmother was a girl of 14 when Catholic Emancipation brought an end to the Penal Laws in Ireland in 1829. At that time, she would have heard her parents and others speak and reminisce about the rebellion of 1798. Of Robert Emmett, Wolfe Tone, Lord Edward Fitzgerald and Father Murphy of Wexford. She would have well remembered the terrible famine of 1847, the Rising of 1848 and the Fenians of 1867, etc. etc. She must have had wonderful memories but I was too young to have any sense of history and did not question her.

James II and his wife Ellen had a family as follows:-John, James, Kate, Maria, Michael , Patrick, Thomas, Ellen. John married. His wife died soon afterwards and he returned to Rathduff where he lived with his sister Kate and his brother Patrick (both unmarried). Kate died in 1917; John and Patrick died in 1923. James married in Albany USA where he died in 1890. He had a son James and possibly more children. James had a son, a lawyer (who was therefore a grandson of James who was born at Rathduff). James (the grandfather) lived at 448 1st Street, Albany. I have lost touch with them.

Maria married a James Morrissey of Manchester, England and had about six in family. I have lost touch with them.

Michael went to Australia and married a Scotch lady named Miller. They had two sons, Bobby and Eric. Michael went goldmining at Charters Towers in North Queensland. He got some gold but the reef at which he was working fell on him and he was brought to his hotel which was run by his cousin Lena Fitzgerald (Mrs. Rodgers). Lena afterwards came to live in Brisbane and told me about Michael. He lived some days and made a will providing for his two boys. The Rodgers were the executors. When the boys came of age they came to claim their legacies from the Rodgers as they wanted to buy a sugar plantation. The Rodgers have not heard of them since. As Michael died in 1897 these two boys (my first cousins) would be older than I. They or their families must be somewhere in this state of Queensland but so far I have not traced them. Somewhere in North Queensland, I should think, in the sugar industry.

Ellen went to Albany and married John M. Bennis. They had two daughters who became Mrs. Porter and Mrs. W. T. Bennis who was a member of the Legislative Committee of American Federation of Labour and lived at 282 Whitehall Rd. Albany. Mrs. Porter has children and grandchildren. Her sister had one girl who died young. Possibly there are more but I have lost touch.

Thomas was my father. He was born in 1856 and died in 1924. He learned the drapery business with the firm of John Ryan Laffan in Thurles, County Tipperary. In 1880 he married Johanna Sheehan of Thurles. She was the daughter of John Sheehan (1815-1881) and his wife Sally (Sarah) Fanning (1816-1888). Sally was the grand-daughter of William Fanning of Lisaroon who was born in 1731. He is buried in the family burial ground at Ballycahill near Thurles.

Thomas O’Donnell and his wife Johanna opened a drapery business at Fethard in 1880 and combined it with some farming activity. They had sixteen children most of whom died in infancy. Seven of those children lived. I was born in 1897. I was the youngest of the sixteen. I am now 81. My father died in 1924. My mother died in 1932. She was, I think, a year or two older than my father. She was about 78 when she died. My father is buried at Rathcool with his O’Donnell ancestors; my mother is buried with the Sheehans in Thurles.

The surviving children of Thomas and Johanna were: Mary Ellen (1881-1916) married James Ryan (D 1922). They left two surviving children. Thomas married Mary Walsh. They have children and grandchildren. Mary (Miriam) a Colonel in the Medical Corps, British Army, married Frank McKay. No issue. John (Jack) your father (1882-1937) married in USA Bridget Murtagh. They had children Thomas (dec’d), Kitty, Mary E. and Jack. All married. All have children and some have grandchildren. Thomas Joseph (Joe) (1884-1932) married Elizabeth O’Malley in USA. Surviving children are Mary Elizabeth, Eileen married M. Akin. They have children, possibly grandchildren, Alice married Walter Shea. James (died 1954) unmarried. Stayed in Fethard. Edward (Ned) married Hannah Cahill in USA. Died in 1932. One surviving son, Thomas who is married with a family. Sarah (Cis) born 1892 married Charles Carri (now deceased) and lives at Clonmel. Has a son Charles who is married with children and two single daughters, Mary and Teresa.

Patrick Mary born 2 Feb 1897. Studied for the priesthood at Mungret College (Jesuit) 1912-1918. Studied Theology at the Urban College and the University of Propaganda Fide, Rome 1918-1922. Ordained a priest on 15 April 1922 by Cardinal Pompili (the Pope’s Vicar General). Went to the Diocese of Sale in Victoria, Australia, 1922. Became Vicar-General of that Diocese and Domestic Prelate to the Pope with the title of Monsignor. Was consecrated Coadjutor-Archbishop of Brisbane with the right of succession to the See on 17th March 1949. Became Archbishop of Brisbane on 10 April 1965. Retired because of advanced age on 5th March 1973. So far for the O’Donnells.

My mother’s maiden name was Johanna Sheehan. The Sheehans were an old clan near Thurles and are now extinct. Sheehan in the Irish language means Peace and if you look at my Episcopal Coat of Arms above you will see that it is composed of the O’Donnell shield (the hand holding the cross) and the Sheehan shield (the dove of peace). My motto is Sub Cruce Pax (Peace under the Cross).

My mother’s mother was Sally (Sarah) Fanning who married John Sheehan. She was a direct descendant of William Fanning and his wife Sarah Ryan. William was born in 1731 at Lisaroon, a prosperous farm near Thurles. It is still in possession of a direct descendant of William but of a different name. The Fannings were a numerous family. They were mostly farmers but some went into business or the professions.

Three Fanning brothers who were my mother’s second-cousins went into the Vintner business in Dublin. They were Patrick, Michael and Joseph. Each had his own business. Your father, Jack, learned the business from Patrick and became his foreman. Your uncles Joe and Ned learned the business at Michael’s. Michael became a Senator in the Irish Parliament. He married his cousin, a Miss Ryan of Thurles. She was a direct descendant of the above William Fanning. Your uncle Joe married her sister Cis; it was his second marriage and her third.

Several descendants of William Fanning (b 1731) intermarried. My mother, Johanna Sheehan had three sisters, Sarah died young, Ellen who married Tom Fanning and Mary who married Patrick Hogan. Mary’s daughters Josephine and Minnie married respectively Ned Fanning and John Fanning. Ned, Tom, John, Michael, Patrick and Joe Fanning were brothers.

The old O’Donnell farm at Knockinglass is still owned by a direct descendant of the first James O’Donnell. He is Michael O’Sullivan whose mother was an O’Donnell. Michael lives on a nearby farm as the old Knockinglass homestead is now a ruin.

The house where your father and all of Thomas’s family were born still stands in the centre of Main St. Fethard. It is a three storey building and is now the business premises and family home of a chemist.

O’Sullivan’s Pharmacy Fethard

One year, when I was on vacation in Ireland, I met an elderly relative Tess Fitzgerald. She remembers my grandfather James II. She told me that on the night he died the Banshee was heard keening round his farms at Rathduff and Coolenure. I told her I never heard of a Banshee keening for any member of our family. She said it was because James II was the seventh generation of the O’Donnells at Knockinglass. Whatever about the Banshee it is clear that there was a tradition amongst the neighbours that James II was the seventh generation. These people kept their oral traditions and genealogies very carefully. If this be true there would have been about five O’Donnells in Knockinglass prior to James I who married Catherine Crean. So far for tradition but it would be difficult now to establish documentary evidence.

Up to about 1950 Fr. Skehan had traced upwards of seventy direct descendants of James I who were in religion (some thirty priests and the rest brothers and nuns). Some amongst the clergy were myself; Monsignor Nolan, Pastor of Tipperary and Vicar-General; his brother Fr. Tom Nolan; Father Tom O’Donnell first Catholic priest in the Isle of Wight since the Reformation; Father Walter Skehan; Monsignor Skehan of Liverpool; Fr. Paul Skehan of USA who became Procurator-General (second in command) of the Dominican Order; his brother who was a professor of Civil Law at Rhode Island College; Fr. O’Connell; Fr. Fitzgerald; several Fathers Hanrahan etc. etc.

The O’Donnell Pedigree from James (1757-1810) to Amy Elizabeth O’Donnell USA is documented.

Source :

This letter published with kind permission of George Byrnes of Texas USA: geobyrnes AT aol DOT com

When Monsigneur patrick Mary O’Donnell was made archbishop this was reported in the Irish Independent 18 Mar 1949:

Monsigneur O’Donnell is made an archbishop Irish Independent 18 mar 1949

In August 1950 Archbishop O’Donnell visited his home town of Fethard in Co Tipperary:

Archbishop O’Donnell visits Fethard Irish Examiner 25 Aug 1950















Irish Press 26 Aug 1950

Another family connection to Archbishop O’Donnell comes through Michael Mullany son of Bridget Mullany nee Fanning. Michael was the Archbishop’s second cousin.

Archbishop O’Donnel on his way to Dublin 1962 wishing the Mullanys all the best.
Archbishop O’Donnell on his way to Dublin sends best wishes to his cousin Michael Mullany. 1962
Irish Examiner 2 Jun 1969


The death Of Archbishop O’Donnell was reported in the irish Examiner in four editions.

Death of Archbishop O’Donnell The Irish Examiner 3 Nov 1980
Memorial Plaque for Patrick O'Donnell 1897-1980
Patrick O’Donnell 1897-1980








James O’Donnell, brother of Archbishop Patrick O’Donnell. Death notice in the Irish Examiner 19 Apr 1954.
Archbishop O’Donnell’s sister, Sarah Carri’s death notice in the Irish Independent 7 May 1984
Sarah Carri nee O’Donnell St Patricks Cemetery Clonmel Co Tipperary


Fanning and Darmody Listings in Bassett’s Directory 1889 Co Tipperary Ireland

Fanning and Darmody listings in Bassett’s trade directory for Co Tipperary Ireland 1889.

Bassett’s Directory by George Henry Bassett was a manual and directory for manufacturers, merchants, traders, professional men, land-owners, farmers, tourists, anglers and sportsmen generally. It was published in 1889.

All of Bassett’s Directory for County Tipperary is on the Rare Clonmel site.

After their occupation, the street or townland is listed, followed by the town name.

Mrs C Fanning Farmers, Residents, Lissaroon Bouladuff. Bouladuff is a townland of 252 acres 3 roods 17 perches in the Civil Parish of Inch.

Wm Fanning Farmers, Residents, Templenahurney Bansha

John Fanning Farmers, Residents, Lacken Tipperary

James Fanning, Farmers, Residents Glenreighbeg Holycross

Martin Fanning Farmers, residents Borris Two Mile Borris

Martin Fanning Grocers Limerick St Roscrea Wholesale & Family Grocer, Tea, Wine & Spirit merchant, also Mineral Water Manufacturer.

Thos Fanning Grocers New St Thurles

Wm Fanning Farmers, Residents Clondoty Templemore

Wm Fanning Farmers, Residents Kilvilcorris Templemore

James Fanning Farmers, ResidentsBarracurragh Ballycahill

Jas Fanning Schools Parochial Cashel

Fanning Painters Master Stephen St Clonmel Fanning Bros

Pat Darmody Town Commissioners Thurles.

James Darmody Farmers, Residents Kilross Kilross

Daniel Darmody Farmers, Residents Beakstown Holycross

Jerh Darmody Farmers, Residents Beakstown Holycross

John Darmody Farmers, Residents Ballinvoher Clonmel

James Darmody Farmers, Residents Waller’s Lot Cashel

John Darmody Farmers, Residents Rathordan Cashel

Michl Darmody Grocers Henry St 92 Tipperary

Fanning and Darmody Land Sales and Leases 1781 to 1853 Co Tipperary Ireland

Records of land sales and leases 1781-1853 in Co Tipperary Ireland for Fanning, Fannin and Darmody individuals.

7 August 1781 Lease of Knockane. George Ryan of Inch to John Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Michael Murphy and Nicolas Fannin, Farmers of Knockane, for the term of 31 years at an annual rent of 21 pounds. Rent payable in two moieties on the 1 May and 1 Nov. Turf rights are not included and a penalty of 20 shillings will be levied on every kish of turf removed.

27 Oct 1781 Lease of the Bogg of Inch (21a). George Ryan of Inch to Philip Darmody of [Fishmoy], at an annual rent of £10. Rent payable in two moieties on the 1 May and 1 Nov. page 32 Source: Ryan Documents

To let 1816:- Drom House- 50a. in the house division. Lands lately held by William Russell and Ed. Fanning. Source: Rootsweb CoTipperary-L-Archives contributed by Mary Heaphy.

19 April 1836 Copy letter to (Chief Secretary) Drummond from George Ryan, Inch, enclosing a letter to the Lord Lieutenant from Rev. Mulcahy a response to a memorial for David Fanning, currently under sentence of transportation. Ryan adds “a more daring and desperate character is not to be found in this neighbourhood”. Source: Ryan Documents.

Encumbered Estate Records In the aftermath of the Famine, the Government established the Incumbered Estate Court to deal with bankrupt estates. The petitioner before the court had to prepare details of the estates, including the tenancies. During the period 1850-58, 8,000 estates were sold and information on such estates had to be prepared

1. The Estate of Robert Lidwill, a minor, Owner of the lands of Cormackstown, otherwise Ballymacormack situate in the Parish of Holycross, Barony of Eliogarty and County Tipperary. Two of the tenants names are: William Fanning & Widow Fanning. Their leases were year to year leases. Source: Tipperary Encumbered Estate Records.

2.Estate of Thomas P Firman of Mount Falkner Tipperary – Sale Notice contributed by Clare Tuohy. Lands of Grange in the Barony of Eliogarty held forever under a fee-farm grant. Sold by auction 18th May 1852. Grange: Tenants name is Patrick Tuohy and the area of land is 88 acres 1 rod and 5 perches . Under tenure is written “Lease date 14th May 1839, made between Thomas P. Firman of Mount Falkner, in the County of Tipperary and Patrick Tuohy of Lower Grange, Tipperary, farmer, of the other part; for 3 lives or 31 years , lives all in being, viz. John Tuohy aged 20 years, William McGrath now in America aged 30 years and Thomas Fanning now in America, aged 30 years.” Source: Tipperary Encumbered Estate Records.

3. The encumbered estate of John Craven Carden, Bart.,Owner Sale 13 Dec. 1853 Situate in the Barony of Eliogarty, Clondotty. Tenant’s names: William Fanning Tenancy from year to year John Gleeson & William Fanning Tenancy from year to year. Source: Tipperary Encumbered Estate Records.

Fannings in Slater’s Directory 1881 Co Tipperary Ireland

Fannings listed in Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland in Slater’s Directory 1881.

In Thurles, Slater lists:

Patrick Fanning of Main St Thurles under Bakers and Flour Dealers.

Anne Fanning of Gaol St Thurles is listed under Public Houses.

John Sheehan of Quarry St is also under Public Houses. Sarah Fanning, sister of William Patrick Fanning (1812-1876) my gggrandfather, married  John Sheehan and they lived in Quarry Street and had a grocer’s/pub.

Thomas Fanning of New St under Shopkeepers and Dealers in Sundries.

Fanning and Darmody in Slater’s Directory Co Tipperary Ireland 1856

Fanning and Darmody listings in the 1856 Slater’s Directory for Co Tipperary Ireland.

Major Tipperary county Towns in 1856 – Clonmell, Cashel, Roscrea, Nenegh, Tipperary, and Carrick.

Listed in Slater’s 1856 Directory for Thurles:
John Darmody, the Gate, Leather Seller
Patrick Darmody, the Gate, Baker
Edward Fanning, Pudding Lane, Public House (Prop)
Patrick Fanning, Main St, Baker

For Carrick-On-Suir:
Margaret Fanning of Carrick-beg is a blacksmith
Nicholas Fanning of Cook’s Lane is a Boot & Shoemaker
Patrick Fanning of Ballyrichard Rd is a tailor.

Fannings on The Smith O’Brien Petition 1848 Co Tipperary Ireland

Edward, John and Patrick Fanning of Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland signed the petition for clemency for William Smith O’Brien in 1848-9.


In July 1846, William Smith O’Brien joined the Young Irelanders. As the crisis of the Famine in Ireland worsened, the Young Irelanders refused to adhere to the Repeal Association’s basic rule that physical force in politics must be avoided under all circumstances.

In January 1847 the Young Irelanders formed the Irish Confederation Club, to press for effective famine relief. In 1848 William Smith O’Brien was arrested in Ireland, on the grounds that he had traveled to Paris earlier that year in support of the leaders of the new French Republic. He was tried, but released when the jury failed to agree on a verdict. On 26th July 1848 the Irish Confederation Club was proclaimed illegal and warrants were issued for the arrest of the leaders of the Young Irelanders.

On 29th July William Smith O’Brien led an abortive rising in Ballingarry, Co.Tipperary, otherwise known as ‘the battle of Widow McCormack’s cabbage patch’. He was arrested on 6th August 1848 and tried for treason at the district court at Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, found guilty and sentenced to death. The sentence caused great consternation among all segments of the Irish community. Between the finish of the trial in October 1848 and May 1849 various petitions in favour of clemency for William Smith O’Brien were collected around Ireland. (These were the years of the Great Famine in Ireland.) On 5th June 1849 Smith O’Brien’s death sentence was commuted to transportation for life.
He was not transported and was given a conditional pardon on the guarantee he not return to Ireland.
He eventually received a full pardon.
He died in Wales in 1864.

Edward Fanning of Holycross and Thurles (two addresses) Oct 24 1848, John Fanning and Patt Fanning also of Thurles signed the William Smith O’Brien Petition 1848-49.

The total number of signatories to this petition was over 80,000. Tipperary county had the third highest number signing with 4,393 names on the petition.

Fanning and Darmody Poor Relief Rate Payers 1848 Co Tipperary Ireland

Fanning and Darmody poor relief rate payers in Co Tipperary Ireland in 1848.

Rate Relief of the Poor

“At the beginning of the Nineteenth Century in Ireland poverty was widespread. The population had more than doubled in the course of a century and had reached six and a half million. It is estimated that over two million were nearly destitute and at starvation level.

The problem was not one that could be ignored any longer by the British Government. Examination of the situation in Committee lead to a variety of remedies including public works projects, emigration and the introduction of a system of Poor Law. However the growing influx of Irish emigrants to Britain was a matter of increasing concern.

In September 1833, yet another Royal Commission was established. It was chaired by Dr. R Whately, the Protestant Archbishop of Dublin. In the following year the Poor Law Amendment Act was passed which introduced a new system of poor relief to England and Wales. The Workhouse was to be the only method of relief for the poor. At the time it was considered unsuitable for Ireland where the able-bodied were more than willing to accept any work that came their way.

Lord, John Russell the Secretary of State for the Home Department felt that the Commission had overstepped their brief. He decided to send George Nicholls one of the English Poor Law Commissioners to Ireland to investigate the situation. He was to assess whether a system based on Poor Relief, funded by a local poor rate would be effective. He was also to find out whether a workhouse system could be established. Nicholls travelled throughout Ireland. He failed to acknowledge that the needs of Ireland were substantially different to those of England. He recommended that Ireland adopt the English Workhouse System.

His recommendations were influential because in 1837 a bill, The Poor Law Act Ireland 1838,  was introduced in Parliament. The Irish Poor Relief System was to be financed by a local poor rate. It met with opposition from landlords who were perturbed about the expense of the poor rate. Tenants criticised the bill also because they were in dread of confinement to a workhouse. However, in spite of its critics the bill became law, and in July 1838 the “Act for the Effectual Relief of the Destitute Poor in Ireland” was passed.

The Poor Law Commissioners for England and Wales were to have control of the implementation of this act for Ireland. George Nicholls was appointed Commissioner and he was assisted by four assistant commissioners based in Belfast, Dublin, Cork and Limerick. The country was to be divided into Poor Law Unions based on the Irish electoral divisions. The electoral divisions were made up of townlands. Each Union was obliged to provide a workhouse for their destitute poor. A Board of Guardians was elected in each union to administer the Poor Law.  A compulsory rate was levied in each union to finance their system. The granting of relief was at the discretion of the Poor Law Guardians. Priority was given to the aged and infirm, children and people resident within the Union concerned. Boards of Guardians were elected annually on the 25th March, and only cess payers could vote. Later in the nineteenth century the Poor Law developed to encompass services such as outdoor relief, medical services for the poor, assisted migration and other social services.” From Askaboutireland

Fanning, Fannin and Darmody rate relief payers under individual parishes:

Rate Relief for the Poor of Thurles Union 10 Oct 1848 Moycarkey: John Fanning , Grague; Wm. Fanning, Grague; Patt Fanning , Maxforth; Joe Fanning , Pouldine.

Rate Relief for the Poor of the Thurles Union 1842 Templeree E.D.: Michl. Fanning- Strogue.

Rate Relief for the Poor of the Thurles Union Templemore E.D. 30 June 1846- Part 2: Wm. Fanning – Barrack St (Houses only).

Rate Relief for the Poor of Thurles Union Buolick E.D. 19 Nov 1844: Ballynastick- Thos. Fanning.

Rate Relief for the Poor of Thurles Union Ballymureen E.D. 20 Jan 1846: Parkstown – Joseph Fanning (immediate lessor).

Rate Relief for the Poor of Thurles Union: Inch E.D. 9 Dec 1845: William Fanning Lissaroon: 33 acres,3 rods no perches. Lissaroon is a townland of 296 acres 1 rood 1 perch and is covered by O.S. Maps 40 & 41 . Civil Parish of Inch, RC Parish of Drom and Inch.

Poor Law Union Thurles Moyne Electoral Division 21 Nov 1843: Connor Fanning Lisdonowley House & Land; Wm Faning Castletown House & Land; James Fanning immediate lessor Cooleeny House & Land; Margret Darmody immediate lessor Moynetemple H&L.

Poor Law Union Thurles Borrisoleigh E.D. 30 June 1846: John Fanning Rathmoyne immediate lessor; Joseph Fanning Knockahorna (Knockharney?); John Fanning Knockahorna (Knockharney?); Mary Fanning Knockahorna immediate lessor; Wm. Fanning Knockahorna immediate lessor; Danl. & Joh Fanning Knockanevin; Mary Fanning Knockanevin; Larry Fanning Corrigeen & Cullohil (Carrigeen & Cullahill?); Luke Fanning Corrigeen & Cullohil; Wm. Fanning immediate lessor Burrisoleigh; Teoffy Fanning ‘ immediate lessor Burrisoleigh; Patt Darmody Newtown.

Thurles Poor Law Union Drom E.D. 27 Jan 1846: John Fanning Killahagan; Cath. Fanning Killahagan; John Fanning Killahagan; John Fanning Killvilcorris; Joseph Fanning Killvilcorris; Thos. Fanning Killvilcorris; Denis Darmody Ballinlonty; Wm. Darmody Ballinlonty; Patt Darmody Ballinlonty; Daniel Darmody Fishmoyne; John & Jas Fanning Drum (Drom); Anastience Fanning Drum; Thos. Fanning Ballynastick.

Thurles Poor Law Union Ballymureen E.D.: Joseph Fanning Parkstown immediate lessor.

Holycross E.D 31 Jan 1842: Richd. Fanning Glenreagh; Richard Fanning Grange; Widow Fanning Grange; William Darmody Beakstown; John Darmody Beakstown; Thos. Darmody Beakstown.

Loughmoe East E.D. 31 Jan 1842: Patrick Fanning Corguilla; John Fanning Gortreagh; John Fanning Graugeafrihane; Nicholas Fanning Graugeafrihane; Thomas Fanning Graugeafrihane; John Fanning Kilerak; Widow Fanning Kilerak; John Fanning Skeagh; Patrick Fanning Skeagh.

Loughmoe West E.D. 9 Dec 1845: Michael Darmody Ballybristy; Philip Darmody Ballybristy; Edmd. Fanning Carrig of Loughmore immediate lessor; John Fanning Cloone immediate lessor; Patt Fanning Cloone; Philip Darmody Kill; Catherine Fanning Lishenataggart.

Twomileborris E.D. 31 Jan 1842: Thomas Fanning Clodfields; Widow Fanning (Mary?) Clodfields; Edmond Fanning Garraun; John Fanning Garraun; Widow Fanning (Margaret?) Garraun; Joseph Fanning Garraun; Widow Fanning (Mary?) Garraun; Michael Fanning Ballybeg; Joseph Fanning Derryhogan.

Thurles E.D. 8 Dec 1846: Commons: John Fanning (Lisnagonoge?); John Fanning (Lisnagonoge?); Garryvicleheen: Patt Fanning; Kearn’s Ln: Patt Fanning; Main St West: John Fanning; Kilrush: Thos. Fanning; Knockane: Wm. Darmody; John Fanning; Little or Upper Lewagh: Cath. Fanning; Loughtagalla: Mary Fanning; Mary Fanning; Main St: Pat Fanning; Nicholas St: John Fanning; Pike St: Edwd. Fanning; Pudding Lane: Edwd. Fanning; Edwd. Fanning; Edmd Fanning; Edwd. Fanning; John Fanning; Seskin: John Fanning; Michl Darmody; Toreen: Michl. Fanning; Turtulla: Richd. Fanning; Margt Fanning.

The above records are from  County Tipperary Ireland Genealogy.

Co Tipperary Ireland Grand Jury Presentments Fannin and Fanning 1831

Widow Fannin of Barnane and Edmond Fanning a sessions keeper of Thurles are mentioned in these 1830 grand jury presentments.

BENNETT, John HENDY, Carroll to repair 558 perches of the road from Roscrea to Burris-o’leigh, betw. Patrick COSTIGAN’S house at Gurtacurra and the Widow FANNIN’S house at the bounds of Barnane. Ruled at the Grand Jury Presentments – 1831 Baronies of Ikerrin & Upper Ormond Barony of Ikerrin. Source: IGP


FANNING, Edmond, Sessions keeper of Thurles, for his half year’s salary. Granted at the Summer Assizes, 1831. Source: IGP