At the time of Griffith's Valuation Charles Costello was leasing a property valued at almost £7 together with 140 acres at Kilfree, barony of Coolavin, from the O'Farrell Caddell estate. Lewis records Kilfree as the seat of Edward Costello in 1837. Earlier, in 1802, McParlan mentioned "Mr. Costello of Gortin" as one of the principal residents of the area. McTernan states that the house and estate were eventually sold under the Land Acts. The ruins of the house are still visible.