Cloghballymore was originally a Kilkelly property but it was granted to the Ffrenchs in the later 17th century. In the mid-18th century it became part of the Lynch (Barna) estate through the marriage of Marcus Lynch and Surna Ffrench. In the 1850s it passed by inheritance to a branch of the Blake (Ballinafad) family of county Mayo. In the 1830s townlands in the parish of Kilcolgan are recorded as the property of Morris Blake whose agent was Anthony Blake of Brownville. Anne Blake's estate amounted to over 4000 acres in the 1870s.