A townland is a peculiarly Irish land division which goes back a long time. It is the smallest administrative division and can be as small as a few acres or as large as 7,000 acres. Better land was divided into smaller townlands. Townlands for all counties can be searched for on The IreAtlas Townland Database
On this map of North Tipperary Civil Parishes are marked the parishes where Fanning, Fannin and Darmodys lived in 1850.
These are the Civil Parishes where Fannings, Fannins and Darmodys are listed in Griffith’s Valuations. There is detailed information on individual entries in Griffith’s Valuations in the post “Fanning/Fannin/Darmody in Griffith’s Valuation” 3/21/09.
They are, going clockwise from the top,: Roscrea, Bourney, Killavinoge, Templeree, Loughmoe West, Loughmoe East, Moyne, Rahelty, Twomileborris, Ballymureen, Moycarkey, Fertiana, Holycross, Thurles, Inch, Glenkeen, Drom, Templemore.