Deaths, Wills and Burial Records:

Buried in St. Mary’s Cathedral graveyard.

It is most likely that there were many others in this grave though as it was a Roman Catholic grave in a Church of Ireland graveyard the names were not always recorded or the church itself was not always informed of a burial.

  • 09 Nov 1792 : Connor Shanny
  • 17 Jan 1814 : Hanora Shanny
  • 29 Sep 1816 : John Shanny
  • 09 Feb 1837 : Catherine Shanny, Widow
  • 09 May 1847 : Hanora Shanny, Widow – Age 72 – Island R.C.
  • 09 May 1858 : Patrick Shanny, Age 55 – New Road Athlunkard – Roman Catholic
  • 03 Mar 1875 : Bridget Shanny, Age 80 – The Canal
  • 31 Mar 1877 : John Shanny, Age 56 – Plassey
  • 23 Apr 1889 : Edmund Shanny, Age 76 – Grane near Plassey
  • 30 Dec 1935 : Catherine Shanny, Age 72 – Lower Grann Plassey (Shanny’s Pub)
  • 13 Oct 1958 : Anne Shanny, Age 98 – Clonlara Co. Clare – Roman Catholic (Shanny’s Pub)

The St. Mary’s Cathedral Shanny Gravestone Reads:

‘Erected by John Shanny in memory of his father Patrick Shanny who died Feb the 9th 1836 aged 72 years. Also his mother Hanora Shanny Alias Hayes who died May the 7th 1847 aged 73 years. Also John Shanny who died March the 30 1877 aged 56 years.’

Shanny Grave

Shanny Grave St. Mary’s Cathedral

This headstone is featured in Rediscovering Limerick Episode 6

Last Will and Testimony Records:

Shanny Catherine (80) 10 August Administration of the estate of Catherine Shanny late of Garrava, Clonlara, County Clare. Widow who died 9 June 1905 granted at Limerick to Catherine Anne Shanny Spinster, Effects £37. (1905)

Shanny Mary 15 December, Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Mary Shanny formerly of Shannon Street but late of Roches Street both Limerick who died 23 May 1906 at latter place were granted at Limerick to Parick Shanny, Fish merchant and husband. Effects £146 7s 6d. (1906)

Shanny Patrick 15 December Probate of the Will of Patrick Shanny late of Roches Street Limerick Fish Merchant who died July 1908 granted at Limerick to Thomas Conway Grocer, Effects £70. (1908)

Shanny Bridget 23 February Administration of the estate of Bridget Shanny late of Park Limerick Widow who died 4 February 1914 granted to Bridget McNamara Widow, Effects £107 11s 6d (cancelled 16 April 1914)

Shanny Bridget 4 May Probate of the Will of Bridget Shanny late of Park Limerick Widow who died 4 February 1914 granted to Bridget McNamara Widow, Effects £107 11s 6d (Administration dated 23 February 1914 cancelled) (1914)

Shanny (James) Patrick. 5 November 1937. Administration of the Estate of Patrick Shanny (James) late of Park Limerick, Count Limerick, Fisherman who died 26 January 1912 granted at Limerick to Patrick F. Shanny Fisherman. Effects £10 0s 0d. (1937)

Buried in Mount Saint Lawrence Cementry:

  • 21 August 1904 – James Shanny (16) last residence Lower Park, plot 81 Yb
  • 24 May 1906 – Mary Shanny (74) last residence 4 Roches Street, plot 129 Sc
  • 16 July 1908 – Patrick Shanny (85) last residence Roches Street, plot 129 Sc
  • 24 January 1912 – Patrick Shanny (55) last residence Lower Park, plot 81 Yc
  • 21 May 1932 – Patrick Shanny (65) last residence Park, plot 172 B

Newspaper reports:

On Sunday Morning at the residence of his mother in Athlunkard Street at the early age of 31 years, Rev. John Shanny R.C. Chaplain to the Convent of the Good Shepherd very much regretted (Limerick Chronicle) (January 1861)

16-year-old James Shanny was seen paddling a fishing cot up the canal at half past eight on the 17th of August 1904. He had been on his own so after a couple of hours passed and he did not return home as expected fears for his safety were foremost in his families minds. A search was carried out and the cot was found bottom upwards some distance up the waterway, his body was picked up a few yards from the craft. (Limerick Leader)

The death of Mrs. Shanny, wife of P.Shanny, 4 Roches Street, which took place a few days ago, has been heard of with deep regret by a very large circle of friends. The funeral took place on Friday forenoon (24 May 1906), the large concourse which attened testified to the high esteem in which the deceased lady was held (Limerick Chronicle)

‘A sad drowning tragedy occurred in the Shannon near Mountshannon, Castleconnell early yesterday morning, resulting in the death of Patrick Shanny, aged about 70 years, of Park, Limerick. It would appear that the deceased, whilst engaged fishing with his son, John, and a third man named Peter McNamara, was seized with cramps and toppled into the river. He was quickly brought ashore by his companions, who applied artificial respiration but without success. The body was later removed to the morgue pending the holding of an inquest.’ (Limerick Leader) & (Limerick Chronicle)

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