While I was looking for some Fanning graves in Killinan Cemetery I came across all these Callanan and Callinan graves. I didn’t find the Fanning grave I was looking for unfortunately.
The grave I was looking for is listed by Jim Ryan as “Erected by John Fanning of Thurles in memory of his wife Margaret Fanning alias Fitzpatrick who died September 25, 1864, aged 52 years”. If anyone finds this one in Killinan I’d like a photo.
While there is no direct relationship to Callanans and Fannings they were frequently witnesses and sponsors at Fanning marriages and baptisms and so must have been family friends and perhaps related. Some of these graves are the oldest I saw in cemeteries in Co Tipperary. I would like to hear from any Callinans who know of a connection between the two families.
Edmond Callinan was godfather to John Fanning born 20 May 1809, Andrew Callinan godfather to Michael Fanning born 23 Sept 1810, and John Callanan was godfather to Mary Fanning born 20 Mar 1821 and Mary Callinan sponsored Patrick Fanning born 4 Dec 1826. These were all children of Edmond Fanning and Judith Darmody. William Callanan and Mary Callinan were godparents to Edmund Fanning born 29 June 1835 and Michael Callinan sponsored Catherine Fanning born 28 May 1837. These were the children of John Fanning and Margaret Fitzpatrick who I believe, but don’t have absolute proof, were three grandchildren of Edmund and Judy Fanning nee Darmody. This would make John Big Bill’s brother. (Big Bill being my gggrandfather who emigrated to Australia in 1841).
Killinan is a small cemetery. The gravestone inscriptions have been transcribed by Jim Ryan for IGP. Below are his entries for Callanan.
Erected by Andrew Calanan in memory of his father Cornelious Calanan of Aurdbane who died January the 4th 1797 aged 72 years Also the above Andrew Calanan who died April the 15th 1832 aged 65 years. Callanan Andrew: See MAHER, Margaret. Callanan In memory of Andrew Callanan of Brittas who departed this life Feb 28th, 1864 aged 60 years Also his daughter Margaret Callanan who died Jan 16, 1865, aged 27 years Here lyes also the remains of John Callanan who died June 9th, 1837, aged 70 years And Bridget Callanan alias Maher wife to the above Andrew Callanan died 7th February 1884 aged 75 years Ellen Shelly Alis Callanan who died June 20 1885 aged 33 years Edward Callanan who died June 21st, 1900, aged 25 years Ellen Callanan Nee Bourke who died Dec 12th, 1901, aged 60 years Callanan Erected by Andrew Callanan of Thurles to the memory of her niece Bridget O'Connell (Tiny Hackett) died July 7th, 1917, aged 30 years R I P Callanan Here lies the body of Cornelious Callanan who died March the 9th 1803 aged 72 May he rest in peace Callanan Cornelius Callanan of Leugh who died 17th May 1821 aged 45 years Also his wife Mary Callanan who died 21st August 1805 aged 84 years Callanan Erected by Cornelius Callanan of Luigh in memory of his father Cornelius Callanan who died 8th Dec 1891 aged 75 years Also his mother Honoria who died Nov 1888 aged 80 years Cornelius Callanan died 3rd June 1926 aged 78 years Mary Callanan died 5 Nov 1926 aged 72 yrs Patrick Callanan died 1 Feb 1974 aged 87 years Cornelius Callanan died 7 April 1952 aged 68 years Johanna Callanan (nee Loyde) Leugh Bridge died 24th March 1982 Johanna Cass (nee Callanan) died 26th Jan 1949 Hanora Cass died 29th May 1959 Callanan Cornelius Callanan Leugh died 12th Nov 1936 His wife Mary died 24th June 1945 also, their sons William died 21 Feb 1899 Martin died in Australia 1947 Andrew died 30th June 1965 Erected by his wife Mary Callanan Egan Jn St Cashel Side Panel Bridget Callanan died 1 March 1967 Michael Callanan died 9 Oct 1928 Margaret Callanan died 28th Nov 1980 Callanan Here lies the body of James Callanan of Brittas who died July 3rd, 1831, aged 58 years May he rest in peace Amen Willie Callanan Cabra age 17 died Sept 3 1939 Catherine Callanan Cabra age 66 died 31 Jan 1953 William Callanan Cabra age 68 died 22 Sept 1954 Callanan Johanna: See BRODERICK Alice. Callanan Here rests the body of John Callanan of Aurdbaun who died June 27th, 1791, aged 32 years May he rest in peace Amen (Small Stone in front) To granny Nellie Callanan Ardbawn died 2nd March 1982 aged 75 years Rest in peace Callanan In loving memory of John Joe Callanan West Gate Thurles who died 19th Dec 1970 And Kathleen Callanan who died 2nd April 1942 Christina (Chris) Callanan died 30th March 1986 aged 77 years Infant Rachal Callanan died 30th July 1985 Callanan Mary: See MAHER Denis Callanan Mary: See KELLY, Edwd. Callanan Michael died 2 Nov 1928 aged 82 Mary (nee Maher) died 10 March 1910 Patsy died 26 Sept 1941 aged 87 Willie died 19 Sept 1942 aged 86 Con died 30 Sept 1940 age 39 Michael died 11 May 1941 age 81/2 Mollie (nee Dougan) died 24th Dec 1974 age 70 Callanan Erected by Michael Callanan of Clougheraley in memory of his son Denis Callanan who depd this life April 21st, 1830, agd 17 years May God have mercy on his soul Amen Also the above Michael Callanan depd this life April 2nd, 1835, aged 60 years Callanan Erected by William Callanan in memory of his mother Johanna Callanan alias Gorman died 19th April 1840 aged 50 years Also her father Denis Callanan died 13th December 1864 aged 84 years The above William Callanan died 20th April 1898 aged 70 May their souls rest in peace Amen
Below are photos of Callinan graves in Killinan Cemetery near Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland.