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Larry Flanagan



(Back) Michael.
(Middle) Left to Right: Larry Flanagan, May, Nancy, Dora Rafter.
(Front) Sheila.
Photo must be c.1907.
Photo courtesy of Michael Peevey.
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See other scan.




Larry Flanagan,
Laurence, born 2 May 1874, Portmahon House, Rialto.
Married young. Living at home in Portmahon House at mar. Listed as "gentleman".
It was said he lived at Walkinstown House for a time, but think this is not true. He is already at Leicester House in [Thom's, 1896].

He mar 13 Feb 1895 [St.James' RC church, Dublin] to Dora Rafter [Dora Mary Rafter, born 16 July 1875, Dublin city].
She was dau of John Rafter, cattle dealer, of 34 James St, Dublin, by his wife Mary Kavanagh.
She was bapt 19 July 1875 [St.James' RC church, Dublin].
At mar Larry was age 20, she was age 19. See mar cert from [GROI]. From here.
Marriage wit by Maggie Rafter and Patrick V. Muldowney. (This must be P.V. Muldowney before his marriage to Larry's 1st cousin Polly Collins.)

They lived Leicester House, Crumlin.
He is listed as "market gardener, Leicester House, Crumlin Rd" in [Thom's] from 1896 to 1926.
Living Leicester House as at Mary's birth, March 1896. He is listed as a "grazier".
See entry at Leicester House in [Census, 1901]. He is "farmer". He owns the land on which he lives. They have 2 servants living with them.
See entry at Leicester House in [Census, 2 April 1911]. He is "market gardener". He owns the land on which he lives. They have 3 servants living with them.
Like all the Flanagan brothers, he was a great entertainer and drinker.
He was nicknamed "The Roseate Dawn" because of his red complexion.
In 1918 to 1921, his 3 daughters married 3 prominent English jockeys.
Deirdre Flanagan thinks Leicester House may have been a bit of a horse racing centre during WWI. She thinks an early "Point-to-Point" race may have run from Leicester House to Dolphin's Barn.

Dora died 26th Oct 1921, age 46 yrs,
bur Glasnevin Cemetery.
Larry died at Leicester House, Wed 9th Dec 1925, age 51 yrs [GROI],
bur Glasnevin Cemetery.
Larry and Dora had issue:


  1. May Flanagan,
    Mary, Mary Josephine Flanagan,
    she spelt it "Mai", "Mai" on parents' gravestone,
    born 2 Mar 1896, Leicester House.
    See birth cert from [GROI]. From here.
    She is "Mary Flanagan", granddau of the Alderman, age 5, who is listed as staying with the Alderman in Census 1901.
    She is NOT the "Mary Smith" in [Deed of 1904].
    Not listed with family in Census 1911, perhaps at boarding school.
    Living Leicester House at mar.
    She mar 21 Aug 1918, Crumlin RC church, to Billy Smith [English, steeplechase jockey] and had issue.
    See mar cert from [GROI]. From here.
    Mar wit by Michael Flanagan (must be her brother) and Mary Josephine Butler.


  2. Michael Flanagan,
    Michael Joseph Flanagan, Mick,
    known as "young Michael" or "Michael Flanagan, junior" (he had an uncle Michael and grandfather Michael),
    born 7 Aug 1897, Leicester House.
    See birth cert from [GROI]. From here.
    He registered his father's death 1925.
    Michael Flanagan is listed as "market gardener, Leicester House, Crumlin Rd" in [Thom's] from 1927 to 1932.
    Leicester House, Crumlin, was auctioned 1931.
    Had the Alderman accepted a title of Baronet, Michael would have been the 2nd Baronet (succ Oct 1931) and the title would have gone extinct with him.
    He worked for his brother-in-law Fred Winter, senior (racehorse trainer).
    Michael Peevey said: "He retained the Flanagan family tradition of virtually never working his entire life."
    He was called the "last of the Flanagans" by the Dublin family.
    Except there are still Flanagans in New Zealand.
    He died unmarried in England, c.1983/84, age c.86/87 yrs, bur Newmarket.


  3. Nancy Flanagan,
    Nan, Ann, Anne,
    "Anne" in birth cert and census,
    born 29 August 1898, Leicester House.
    See birth cert from here.
    Not listed with family in Census 1911, perhaps at boarding school.
    She didn't get on with her father because of his drinking. She never touched alcohol in her whole life.
    Her mother died 26 Oct 1921. She married weeks later. At mar she is listed as living not in Leicester House but at 14 Bachelors Walk, Dublin.
    She mar 19 Nov 1921, Terenure RC church, Co.Dublin, to Fred Winter, senior [English, flat race jockey] and had issue.
    See mar cert from [GROI]. From here.


  4. Sheila Flanagan,
    "Sheilah" in census,
    born 1899 [mar cert] or 1900 [census], Co.Dublin.
    Living Leicester House at mar.
    She mar 20 Sept 1918, Terenure RC church, Co.Dublin, to Morny Wing [English, flat race jockey] and had issue.
    See mar cert from [GROI]. From here.
    Mar wit by Nancy Flanagan (sister).






John Rafter, cattle dealer and dairy, 34 James St, Dublin.
From [Thom's, 1894, p.1436].


  

Larry Flanagan grave, Glasnevin

Larry Flanagan grave, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.
Location: kD 16 ½. Go in gate, go to RHS, past start of new centre, take first left, go down to 2nd block.
See wide shot showing location.
See street view.



Larry Flanagan grave, Glasnevin.
Photo 2013. See full size and wider shot.
See 2017 shot. Courtesy of Michael Peevey.



Close-up.
Photo 2013. See full size.




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