At the time of Griffith's Valuation, the house at Kilmurvy was occupied by Patrick O'Flaherty when it was valued at £4 10s. This area is among the few places in Ireland for which elements of the Census of 1821 survive. House 68 in the townland of Kilmurvy is the residence of Patrick O'Flaherty who describes himself as a "gentleman farmer". Later in the nineteenth century the family became known as O'Flaherty-Johnson through the marriage of Lily O'Flaherty with Patrick Johnson of Doolin, county Clare. During the twentieth century it became the home of the Hernon family who continue to operate a successful guesthouse at the property.