My branch of the Lannin Family traces its history to Schull, a lovely village on a small bay on the south coast of the Mizzen Peninsula in Western County Cork, Ireland. Today, a Lannin sits on the Community Council and until summer of 2012 was its Chair. My great grandfather, James Lannin, emigrated to the United States from Schull according to our family oral history. Lannins lived in various town lands around West Cork, but Schull (as well as Skibbereen) seems to be the primary community associated with the family.
A detailed work, “The Lannins of Gubbeen” a book by Joseph Lannin of Stillorgan, County Dublin, is reportedly in the National Library of Ireland. In it is detailed the genealogy of a branch of the Lannin Family which is parallel to my own. They lived in the town land of Gubbeen, at Schull. Joseph traces his branch of the family back to Joseph Lannin, of Gubbeen, born abt. 1760, died abt. 1825, and his wife, Mary Flemming, of Lowertown, born abt. 1765, died abt. 1830. They had three children, George, Mary, and Joseph. Mary married Tom Driscoll; they died during the Great Famine.