- Martin Honan was a large grain exporter in Limerick city. Some sources say he was the son of Matthew Honan a merchant of Limerick city but this is not proven. He was Lord Mayor of Limerick in 1841 and contributed to the developement of the city and to relief during The Famine years. In 1832 he bought the Quinsborough estate of 187 acres from the Quin family. This estate was located near Limerick city but in county Clare. In 1826 Martin Honan married Anne Marie Kane of Whitehall, a house situated close to Quinsborough. Quinsborough house and estate were advertised for sale in 1868 by Thomas Honan Bourke, Martin's nephew. The sale rental gives details of the provisions of Martin Honan's will. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the representatives of Martin Honan owned an estate mainly in the parish of Cahernarry but also in the parish of Clonkeen, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick.
- In the 1870s Jeremiah Shine of Ballymacreese, county Limerick, owned 699 acres in county Clare and 79 acres in county Limerick. James Hickman Shine owned over 300 acres of untenated land at Ballycannon in the rural district of Limerick, county Clare in 1906.
- The Honans of Cork city were descended from the Honans of Limerick city. In the early 20th century Matthew, Robert and Isabella Honan left large sums of money for charitable purposes which included the funding of scholarships at University College, Cork, the founding of the Honan Hostel and the building of the Honan Chapel. Willliam Honan held some land in the Mallow locality of county Cork in the mid 19th century. In the 1870s Sir William T. Honan, no address given, owned 677 acres in county Cork. Frederick Honan of Cork, born 1788, was the second son of Mathew Honan of Limerick and his wife Bridget Burke of Curraghnebonly, county Tipperary and was buried at Glanmire, county Cork, in 1855. His son Robert Burke Honan of Liverpool married Mary Anne Shine of Collyhenan, a granddaughter of Mathew Honan of Limerick.