Rathcloheen was the home of John Mathew in the first half of the 19th century. The house is situated very close to Thomastown Castle. At the time of Griffith's Valuation John Mathew held Rathcloheen from Lynn Carew and the buildings were valued at £20. "Burke's Irish Family Records" refers to John Smithwick of Rathclogheen, county Tipperary who married Cherry Pennefather in 1823. This house is well preserved and is still used as a residence.