Hajba writes that this house, originally known as Mount Ruby, derived its name from the Ruby family who lived there in the mid 18th century. Thomas Flynn, Justice of the Peace for Cork in 1793, married a Ruby. In 1786 Wilson refers to "Kilottery" as the seat of Mr. McCarthy. The house had a number of occupants, including John N. Wrixon, before it became the residence of Michael Jones at the time of Griffith's Valuation. It was valued at £18 and held from the representatives of Thomas Flynn. This house is still a family residence.