The Murphys were established at Ballymore from the early 18th century. A castle and two houses are located in this townland at the time of Griffith's Valuation, all inhabited by members of the Murphy family. The main residence was Ballymore House, which was occupied by Edmond W. Murphy. He held the house and 423 acres from the Earl of Norbury. The buildings were valued at £24.5 shillings. Daniel Murphy also occupied a house valued at £12.5 shillings (Grid Ref S021 457). Ballymore House is still a family residence.