My Gunning ancestors lived at Ballysadare and Collooney and are buried in Ballysadare Graveyard.The inscription on their grave reads as follows-
Of your charity pray for the souls of Mary Gunning who departed this life on the 10th of May 1878 aged 98 years. Also Edward J. Gunning who died 4th March 1885, aged 21 years. This monument is erected to their memory by Michael Gunning of STONEHALL. Also Kate, wife of Michael Gunning who died 13th of March 1897, aged 63 years.Also his daughter Mary Maguire who died 13 January 1898, aged 39 years.
Michael Gunning's wife was Catherine Flynn.The Gunning family were reputed to be related to the Gunnings of Roscommon, famous beauties who lived in the 2nd half of 18th century - I have yet to find any proof that they were related!
Any information about the above family would be most welcome.