Caherass/Carass House was the seat of the Roche family from the early 19th century. The family had a large flour mill in the townland of Caherass and the house was situated closeby but in the next townland. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Sir David Roche held the house and 235 acres in Ballouragan from Messrs Barrington and Delmege. In 1894 it was the seat of Sir David V. Roche. In 1943 the Irish Tourist Association surveyor wrote that the house was accidentally destroyed by fire "many years ago".