Drom & Inch Fanning Marriage Records Co Tipperary, 1807- 1880

Drom & Inch Catholic Parish Co Tipperary Ireland

Places in Drom & Inch Civil Parish: Ardkeen, Brookley Clonbrassil, Clonismullen, Drom, Graigue,    Killahagan, Kilvilcorris,Knockagh  Larha, North Larha, South Rathleasty,  Rorardstown, Lower     Rorardstown, Upper Annfield, Ballypatrick, Bouladuff, Clehile,  Clon Beg, Clon More, Cottage, Dovea, Lower Dovea Upper,    Goldengrove,  Illananummera, Inch, Liscreagh, Lissaroon, Magherareagh, Monroe, Mount Catherine, Pallashill, Pollagh, Barnane, Aughnaheela,  Aughvolyshane, Ballydaff,  Ballynahow, Ballyroan, Borrisland, North Borrisland, South  Borrisoleigh town, Cappanilly, Carrigeen, Castlehill,  Castlequarter, Cloghinch, Coolataggle, Coolaun, Coolcormack, Coolderry, Cooleen, Cottage, Cronavone, Cullahill, Currabaha,  Curraghcarroll, Curraghfurnisha,  Curraghglass, Curraghgraigue, Curraghkeal, Curraghleigh, Curraghnaboola, Dogstown, Drumgill, Drumtarsna, Fantane North, Fantane South, Garrane, Garrangrena, Lower Garrangrena, Upper Glenbreedy, Glenkeen, Glennanoge, Glennariesk, Glentane, Gortalough, Gortaniddan, Gorteennabarna, Gorteeny, Gortnaboley, Gortnacran Beg, Gortnacran More, Grangelough, Grangeroe,   Kileroe, Kilfithmone, Killamoyne, Knockakelly, Knockanevin, Knockannabinna Knockanora, Knockbrack, Knockdunnee, Knockinure, Knocknaharney,  Knockshearoon,  Knockwilliam, Lismakeeve, Liss,  Moankeenane, Mountgeorge,  Paddock, Pallas Lower, Pallas Upper, Rathcardan, Rathmoy, Rosnamulteeny,   Rusheen Beg, Rusheen More,  Shanballycleary, Springfield, Summerhill, Ballinlonty, Coolgort, Fishmoyne, Kilfithmone, Killoskehan

These marriage records are from the Catholic Parish registers now online, free, at the National Library of Ireland site. 

For Drom and Inch at The National Library of Ireland online site there are marriage records from 5 May 1827 to 16 Oct 1880.

Rootsireland has earlier marriage records for this parish. For Drom and Inch they have marriage records from 1807 to 1880. I have included these records from Rootsireland from 1807 to 1827.

The Drom Catholic marriage registers are unusual in that a lot of the time the priest wrote the address in the margin and the entries are easy to read. The most frustrating aspect of the Irish parish marriage records of this time is that the parents’ names were not entered.

Marriages took place usually in the bride’s townland, so this address would be her family’s. These records are of use in finding female Fannings but of course the males were married in the woman’s townland so they are harder to track.

Often “House” was written in the margin. I am assuming this is because the marriage ceremony took place in their house rather than a chapel or church but I may be wrong. Let me know otherwise.

I am also including any marriages where a Fanning or Fannen or Fannon was a witness.

My Fanning ancestors came from Lissaroon and there was only one Fanning family in Lisaroon as far as I know. Lisaroon was/is a townland of 296 acres near Thurles. In Grifiths Valuations there are 31 entries for Lissaroon.

If you are on a PC you can search these records using Control + F .On a Mac Command+ F

4 Feb 1809, James Doherty & Judith Fanning wit: John Doherty & Edmond Fanning

1 Mar 1810, John Fanning & Mary Purcell wit: James Peters & Michael Fanning

20 Feb 1813, Patrick Naughton & Mary Fanning wit: Michael Fanning & Mrs Fanning

19 Feb 1814, John Dwyer & Judith Peters wit: Michael Fanning & Michael Dunne

8 Jan 1815, William Connors & Anastasia (Anstice) Fanning wit: Edmond Fanning & Tim Connors

20 Feb 1816, Michael Ryan & Catherine Cahill wit: Daniel Fanning & Joseph Fanning

24 Jan 1818, Thomas Cormack & Mary Gleeson wit: John Cormack & William Fanning

6 Feb 1826, Daniel Tierney & Margaret Tynan wit: John Fanning & Patrick Purcell

30 Jan 1827, John Fanning & Margaret Russell, wit: William Russell & William Purcell

25 Sept 1830, John Fanning (Thurles) & Johanna Mara wit: Patrick Fanning & Johanna Carroll

25 June 1833, John Gleeson & Catherine Fanning wit: Honora Maher & Margaret Stapleton.

April 15 1833, Thomas Doherty and Catherine Fanning wit: James Russell.

Jan 24 1835, Lissaroon, Thomas Eviston & Mary Fanning wit: Rev J. Ryan & Martin Eviston.

Feb 18 1835, Drom, William Rahill & Mary Fanning wit: Pat Fogarty & James Fanning.

Feb 4 1838, John Bourke & Mary Fanning wit: Edmond Hunt & Mary Fanning.

Feb 4 1838, John Bourke & Mary Doyle wit: Martin Fanning & Mary Purcell.

*22 Feb 1838, Lissaroon, Daniel Morrissey & Catherine Fanning wit: Thomas Cormack & Cath Fanning.

5 Feb 1839, House, Patrick Fanning & Eliza Miller wit: Michael Doolan & Mary Glascock.

30 Jan 1839, Timothy Carroll & Bridget Cormack wit: Barnaby Banon & Judy Fanning.

10 Feb 1839, Killahagan, John Fogarty & Ellen Fanning wit: Kyron Campion & Ellen Nockton?.

Feb 7 1841, Patrick Grant & Mary Fanning wit: James Cooney & Thomas Doherty.

Jan 19 1841, Michael Mitchell & Johanna Fanning wit: James Max ? & Ellen Gleeson.

Feb 2 1841, Joseph Fanning & Mary Long Wit: James Bourke & Bridget Ryan.

6 Feb 1842, Martin Eviston & Johanna Fanning wit: John Cormack & Bridget Bourke.

6 Feb 1842, James Fanning & Anne Bourke wit: James Fanning & Judy McDonnell.

Sept 16 1844, House, William Loughman & Bridget Ryan, wit: Joseph Fanning & Judy Fogarty.

Jan 22 1845, House, John Moroney & Ellen Fanning wit: Phill Carroll & Mary Cahill.

Jan 30 1845, Lissaroon, Pat Ryan & Catherine Cormack Wit: Thomas Eviston & Judy Fanning & John Cormack.

19 Feb 1846, Lissaroon, John Fanning & Bridget Purcell wit: John Toohy & Johanna Purcell.

14 Feb 1847, Killahagan, Thomas Fanning & Winifred Carroll wit: John Norton & Margaret Purcell.

10 Mar 1848, House, Thomas Stapleton & Mary Cormack wit: Edmund Cormack & Johanna Fanning.

7 Mar 1848, Killahagan, William Kennedy & Johanna Fanning wit: Michael Dempsey & Bridget Purcill.

Feb 11 1850, Lissaroon, William Connell & Johanna Fanning wit: Michael Duggan & Margaret Hayes.

24 Jan 1856, Ballypatrick, James Connelly & Catherine Singer wit: Thomas Fanning & Judy Harrington.

21 Feb 1857, Annfield, James Houlahan & Catherine Fanning, wit: William Purcell & Johanna Kelly. Dispensation in 3 & 4 cons.

12 Feb 1861, Kill, Michael Magrath & Mary Fanning wit: Matt Staplton & Margaret Evistone.

Nov 1866, Killahagan, Thomas Cooney & Bridget Carroll wit: Michael Collins & Catherine Fanning.

20 Feb 1868, Kill, Daniel Bourke & Catherine Fanning wit: Patrick Fogarty & Margaret Eviston.

25 Feb 1868, Clonismullen, Thomas Fanning & Ellen Ryan wit: James Fanning & Mary Quinlan.

Feb 27 1870, Clonbeg, Cornelius Duan & Bridget Costello wit: John Fanning & Anastasia Costello.

7 Feb 1875, Killahagan, Denis Kavanagh & Catherine Fanning wit: John Kavanagh & Kate Grady.

Feb 13 1876, Rathleasly?, John Shelly & Mary Ryan wit: John Nesbit & Margaret Fanning.

28 Feb 1876,  Branstown?, Jeofery Fanning & Eliza Coffee wit: Thomas Ryan & Bridget Kearns

28 Feb 1877, Kill, Michael Bourke and Margaret Fanning wit: Laurence Butler & Ellen McGrath

June 12 1877, Lissaroon, Patrick Mullany & Ellen Ryan wit: John Mullany & Honora Fanning.

Feb 10 1879, Ballinlonty, James Hoar & Anastasia Fanning wit: Phillip Egan & Johanna Fanning.

*18 June 1879, Lisaroon, Edward Deavy & Hanoria Fanning wit: Michael Campion & Bridget Fanning.

The 1866 Post Office Directory Victoria Australia

Advertisement from The Victorian Post Office Directory 1866

The Victoria Post Office Directory 1866 gives an amazing snapshot of life in Victoria in 1866. Gold had been discovered in Victoria in 1851 and the population went from 80,000 to 500,000 in 1860.

The Victoria Post Office Directory 1866 by H. Wise can be viewed and searched online in Google Books.

I think it could help with deciphering the place name abbreviations in the Victorian Birth, Marriage and Death records in the Pioneer Index, which covers the period 1838 to 1888. Some of these towns don’t exist today or have had name changes, so looking through this list may help identify possible place names for records.

At the beginning of this directory there are also calendars for the years 1866-67.

It goes on to cover the names and addresses,and sometimes occupations and businesses of people in the Melbourne area.

Then the following towns inhabitant’s details are included:

Aitken’s Gap, Albury, Amherst, Ashby, Avenel, Avoca, Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Ballarat, Beechworth, Benalla, Beveridge, Bourke, Broadford, Broadmeadows, Browns, Bungaree, Bunniyong, Burrambeet, Carisbrook, Castlemaine, Chiltern,Chilwell, Christmas Town, Clunes Coghill’s Creek, ,Coomoora, Corowa, Creswick, Daylsford, Deniliquin, Digger’s Rest, Donnybrook, Dowling, Duck Ponds, Dunolly, Echuca, Eltham, Essendon, Euroa, Evelyn, Everton, Flemington, Forest, Franklinford, Fryers Town, Gap, Geelong,Gisborne, Glenlyon, Gordon, Guildford, Heathcote, Heidelberg, Hepburn, Huntley, Inglewood, Joyce’s Creek, Keilor, Kilmore, Kingston, Kyneton, Lauriston, Learmonth, Lexton, Little Swamp, Lilydale, Loddon, Majorca, Maldon, Malmsbury, Maryborough, Melton, Miner’s Rest, Moonee Ponds, Moorabool, Mornington, Myrniong, Newtown, Pentridge, Pyalong, Queenstown, Rutherglen, Sandhurst, Scarsdale, Seymour, Smeaton, Smythesdale, Springs, Spring Creek, Springfield, Stanley, Stoney Creek, Sunbury, Talbot, Tallarook, Tarnagulla, Tarrawinge, Templestowe, Vaughan, Violet Town, Wadonga, Wahgungah, Wallan, Wangaratta, Warrenheip, Wimmera, Woodend, Woods Point, Wooragee, Yandoit and Yackandandah.

It also  lists Gold Offices on the Gold Fields at Ararat, Avoca, Ballarat, Beaufort, Beechworth, Benalla, Blackwood, Castlemaine, Creswick, Daylesford, Dunolly, Heathcote, Chiltern, Jamieson, Majorca, Maldon, Maryborough, Morse’s Creek, Sandhurst, Smythesdale, Stawell, Talbot, Tarnagulla, Wood’s Point and Yackandandah..

After this is a Squatting Directory for Victoria in 1866.

There are coach times from Melbourne to many locations. From Bourke St to Kilmore took 5 hours.

The Travellers Road Guide gives distances from Melbourne and means of transport available.

To get to Clunes from Melbourne involved going by rail to Ballarat and then by coach whereas to get to Alberton taking a steamer to Part Albert was necessary. Distances from Melbourne are given from most locations.

Another section called “General Information about Country District” gives distances, nearby towns, often populations and services and sometimes alternative names.

At the end of the book are many advertisements for a variety of services and products which give some insight into life in Victoria in 1866.

Hotel Advertisement from The Victorian Post Office Directory 1866

Fanning and Darmody in Griffith’s Valuation of Co Tipperary Ireland 1850-1

Fannings, Fannins  & Darmodys listed in Griffith’s Valuation

Griffith’s Valuation for all counties of Ireland can be searched at Ask About Ireland. It is a free site and you can look at the original documents.

Listed alphabetically by townland and all in North Riding, County Tipperary. The parishes are civil parishes. The dates I have given are the printing dates.

Michael Fanning poor Law Union of Thurles, Barony of Ikerrin, Parish of Templeree, Townland of Ballinlassa. Street No 6a. O.S. Sheet or Town Plan Ref 29. Map Ref 5. Michael Fanning’s name is bracketed with William Tracy 6b and Michael Brennan 5. Michael Brennan has land, William Fanning House and land and William Tracy has a house and land. The combined amount is 4 acres 3 roods 20 perches with a net annual value of 2 pounds 15 shillings. Value of the buildings was 15 shillings net annual value.

Margaret Fanning Poor Law Union of Thurles, Parish of Holycross and Townlandof Ballyvoneen. Street No 2e. House with annual net value of 6 shillings. Map ref 57. Mar 1850.

Patrick Fanning Poor Law Union of Thurles, Barony of Eliogarty, Parish of Thurles, Townland of Bawntamena. Street No 1. Land 6 acres, 2 roods, 12 perches net annual value of 9 pounds 16 shillings.

Martin Fanning Poor Law Union of Thurles, Barony of Eliogarty, Parish of Twomileborris, Townland of Blackcastle, Street No 3AB Map Ref 47. Land with Mrs Maher 28 acres 8 perches value 5 pounds 18 shillings combined. 3Aa is a house, office and garden, 1 acre 2 perches, value 11 shillings and value of building 3 shillings; rented to James Maher by Martin Fanning and Mrs Maher. Mar 1850.  Continue reading Fanning and Darmody in Griffith’s Valuation of Co Tipperary Ireland 1850-1

Fanning and Darmody in Slater’s Directory Co Tipperary Ireland 1846

Slaters Directory 1846 Thurles
Slaters Directory 1846 Thurles

Patrick Fanning is listed as a baker at Main St;
John Fanning as a leather seller in Main St ;
John Darmody was also a leather seller in Main St.
Under Public Houses are listed Edward Fanning at Pudding Lane, John Fanning at Main St and Patrick Fanning also at Main St.

Fanning Immigrants from Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland to America 1900-1921

These Fannings from Thurles are on the Ellis Island records

Bridget Fanning, from Thurles (spelt Tharles), arrived May 10 1900 on the “Oceanic”. Listed as labourer. Her final destination was New York where she had a brother living at 403 E.185th St. She had been in America before, looks like, 18 mths ago. She was 25 and single.

Katie Fanning, arrived 22 Sept 1909, age 26, a servant and single on the “Caronia” which departed from Queenstown Ireland. She had a brother living at 446 West 27th St New York. Her father was James Fanning of Ballycahill, Thurles. With her were three cousins:

Maggie Costelloe aged 21, her father was Jeremiah Costelloe of Moycarkey, Thurles.

Andrew Berkery, age 22, his mother was Margt Berkery of Lewagh Beg, Thurles.

William Bannon age 25. His father is listed as John Bannon of Ballycahill, Thurles. His mother was Mary Fanning from Clondoty, Loughmore.

Michael Fanning of Thurles, aged 33, arrived on the “Majestic” on Oct 3 1901. He had a brother Martin Fanning living at 4645 South Halisles?? St Chicago. He had been in America before in 1893 for 9 mths. Listed as a farmer. Departed from Queenstown, Ireland.

On the 1901 Census for Co Tipperary there is a Michael Fanning listed at Coolcroo in Two-Mile-Borris aged 33.

Laurence F. Fanning, aged 30, from Thurles arrived on the “Teutonic” on 25 May 1905. He was a US Citizen, occupation clerk. His final destination was 4659 State St Chicago and reason for journey was “returning home”. Port of departure was Queenstown, Ireland. The story goes that Laurence Fanning eloped to America after or to marry his first cousin Bridget Fanning of Clondoty. He worked in a bar there and when he returned to Tipperary he had a pub in The Ragg, Bouladuff.

Helena Fanning from Borisoleigh, age 26 and single arrived on Oct 25 1921.

Mary Fanning from Borisoleigh, 23 and single arrived on Dec11 1910 on the “Coronia”.

I have included these last two women from Borissoleigh, Co Tipperary, as there was a Fanning family in Victoria who came from Borisoleigh. They lived at Penshurst, near Hamilton, and most likely still have Fanning descendants there. Borrisoleigh is not that far away from Thurles and there were quite a few Fannings living there although I have not made any direct connections with them yet.

Fanning Famine Relief Subscribers 1846 Co Tipperary Ireland

During the Great Famine in Ireland committees were set up to collect money to buy food for the starving. Below are some of the Fanning and Eveston Famine Relief Subscribers from Co Tipperary :

Rev Mr Fanning from Meelick Friary Co Galway (Borriskane Fund);

Mr John Fanning 8 July 1846, Barris, Ballymurun and Galboolly fund;

Joseph Fannin, Drom Fund;

Thomas Eveston, Martin Eveston, W. Fanning, Tom Fanning, John Eveston, John Fanning, Phil Darmody, John Fanning, from the Loughmore & Templeree Fund 8 July 1846;

Mrs John Fanning 10 shillings, Ed Fanning 10 shillings 4 Jan 1847, Mrs J Fanning 11 shillings, Mr Fanning 5 shillings, Mr E.Fanning 1 shilling  Mr Patt Fanning 1 shilling, Feb 8th 1847 from the Thurles Fund.

Victorians Born in Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland

These are records from the Victorian Pioneer Index of those born in Thurles Co Tipperary. The Pioneer Index covers the period 1836-1888. Some may be born in Thurso Scotland. But most I think are Thurles natives.

Surname: WEBB; Given Names: M; Event: B; Spouse Surname/Father: William; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Matilda Ann CLARK; Birth Place: THURST ; Year: 1859; Reg Number: 4630

Surname: ELDER; Given Names: John; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: Henry; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Margaret MILLER; Age: 73; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1858; Reg Number: 6028

Surname: MANSON; Given Names: Janet; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: William; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Mary DUNCAN; Age: 45; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1866; Reg Number: 12123R

Surname: SHOELL; Given Names: Jane; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: Thomas; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Mary DISS; Age: 22; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 11586

Surname: CUMMINS; Given Names: Margaret; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: Sheedy John; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Margaret DWYER; Age: 67; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 11635

Surname: TREACY; Given Names: William; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: William; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: UNKNOWN; Age: 54; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 6338

Surname: MACKAY; Given Names: George Edward; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: John; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Jane UNKNOWN; Age: 56; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 9435  Continue reading Victorians Born in Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland

1854 Petition for Tenants’ Rights Co Tipperary Ireland

“Nov. 25th 1854 We, the undersigned Clergymen and Electors of the County of Tipperary, feeling a strong conviction that, whilst the present unnatural state of the land Laws in Ireland is permitted to continue, there can be no security or contentment on the part of the Tenant Class, no material improvement in the land and no real prosperity in the Country-notwithstanding even the ephemeral high prices that now exist for agricultural produce: and seeing that the present is the grandest opportunity ever offered us for securing the redress of this fundamental grievance, as well as of our other manifold wrongs, and being fully persuaded that any neglect or apathy at this favourable moment, in making our just claims thoroughly known and properly pressed on the Legislature, would be a disastrous error which we might never able to repair, and which, for centuries to come, might be fatal to the dearest interests of Ireland – Do hereby require a Public Meeting to be held in the Town of Thurles, on Sunday the 26th inst., for the purpose of advancing the cause of Tenant Right as propounded by the Irish Tenant League, and as recommended by the National Conference held in Dublin in the years 1852,1853,1854, and to petition Parliament in favour of same.”

Among the signatories : From Kill: John Fanning and Joseph Fanning

William Fanning Imprisoned 1839 Co Tipperary Ireland

This is from a report from a committee of the House of Lords on the “State of Ireland in respect of Crime” 1839:

William Fanning Tipperary Gaol_0001

There is no way of knowing which William Fanning this is but it is in the Thurles district and he may well have been related. He was given 12 months hard labour.

Thomas Fanning 1825-1898 Thurles, Co Tipperary Ireland

Thomas Fanning was born about 1825 and died 1898 in Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland. He was a grocer in New St Thurles and his wife was Anastasia. He is related to my family but as yet I have been unable to work out the exact relationship. Any help much appreciated.

Thomas Fanning Thurles
Thomas Fanning c1825-1898 Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland

This memorial card was sent to me by the granddaughter of Bridget Mullaney nee Fanning (c1858-1935). Bridget was the daughter of Catherine Ryan and Michael Fanning of Lissaroon. Michael Fanning was a first cousin of my gggrandfather William Patrick Fanning.

In her letter Delia believes this Thomas Fanning was a first cousin of her grandmother Bridget Mullany’s and also a granduncle of Archbishop O’Donnell of Brisbane.

Archbishop O’Donnell is related to Sarah Sheehan nee Fanning my gggrandfather’s sister. The letter printed in this post outlines the relationship between the O’Donnells and Sheehans.

If he is a granduncle of Archbishop O’Donnell then he is Sarah’s and William Patrick’s brother Thomas. But I have no record of there being a brother Thomas from the Parish birth records for Edmond Fanning and Judy Darmody from 1809-1829.

Given that he was born about 1825 he looks to be too old to be a first cousin of Bridget Mullany nee Fanning.

It is possible that he was a son of William Fanning and Hanera Cormick, as they most likely had more than three children.

Wm Fannin and Sarah Ryan likewise probably had more children, so there are other Fanning lines untraced out there that Thomas could have belonged to.

In this post there is a  descendant report for William Fannin to three generations.

I found one marriage record for a Thomas Fanning and an Anastasia which seems to fit with the information I have so far. Her name was entered as Anto. The groom’s father William was listed as deceased on the record.

At first I was skeptical because Ballyduff townland listed in the Alphabetical Index to The Townlands and Towns of Ireland only has a Ballyduff in Dorrha Parish a long way from Thurles. But googgling Ballyduff I discovered a Ballyduff which is in the right area, 8.6 km from Thurles and 3.9kms from Moyne Village.

I also came across some information on Ballyduff as an alternative townland name in the Parish of Inshyofogerty in the Civil Survey 1654-1656 . Inshyofogerty being an old name for Inch Parish. This would certainly fit with Thomas being a related Fanning.

Shanballyduff in Rahelty Parish was also shortened to Ballyduff in records.

Thomas Fanning and Anastasia Kirwan 21 Jan 1875
Civil Marriage record for Thomas Fanning and Anastasia (Anto) Kirwan Thurles Parish 1875

The William O’Connell who was a witness is most probably Thomas’ brother in law, being married to Johanna Fanning.

Thomas Fanning c1825-1898 Co Tipperary_NEW

Civil Death Record for Thomas Fanning c 1825-1898 Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland

On the Co Tipperary Census for 1901 there is an Anastasia Fanning (spelt as Faning) living at 24 New Street, widow and grocer, living in what is described as a provisions store. I think this is the wife of Thomas.


1901 Census Anastasia Fanning New St Thurlesuse
1901 Census Anastatia Fanning New St Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland


Anastasia Fanning nee Kirwin death 1910 thurles
Anastasia Fanning nee Kirwan Death Record 1910 Co Tipperary Ireland


Recently I came across a list of relatives attending a Fanning related funeral.

Michael O’Connell was the son of William O’Connell and Judy (Johanna) Fanning of Lissaroon. She was my ggggrandfather’s first cousin. In the list of attendees there is a Mrs Thomas Fanning senior and a Mrs Thomas Fanning jun both of Thurles and relatives of the deceased.

The younger Mrs Thomas Fanning would have been Ellen Fanning nee Sheehan and in 1899 she would have been 43 years old. She was a shopkeeper/publican in Quarry St Thurles.

The older Mrs Thomas Fanning would have been Anastasia Fanning nee Kirwin who was a shopkeeper in New St (now Parnell St) and she would have been 79 at the time of the funeral of Michael O’Connell. This is further evidence of a close link to the Lisaroon Fanning family. It is very probable that the above Thomas Fanning was the son of William Fannin and Honora Cormack of Lisaroon.

Death of Michael O’Connell Nenagh News 2 Sept 1899