At the time of Griffith's Valuation Richard Graves Brinkley held extensive property at Ardagh and Bellanascarva, barony of Tirerrill. This had formerly been part of his wife, Hester Lloyd's estate. Ardagh House was then valued at £14. Johnston states that the property at Ardagh was later lived in by Hunter family who acted as agents for the Brinkley estate. Part of the extensive farmyard of Ardagh House has been converted into residential accommodation. An extensive mill complex in the nearby townland of Bellanascarva was leased to Munds Harper at the same time where Brinkley also held a house valued at £30.