In the mid 19th century John Digan held land and premises in Ballina by the River Shannon at Killaloe in the barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperary. Charles Henry was the immediate lessor of Ballina. His estate in the barony of Owney and Arra was advertised for sale in 1858. 228 acres at Ballina, the estate of Michael Dignan, trustee of John Digan, was advertised for sale in June 1865, with other lands at Drumbane, Ryninch, barony of Owney and Arra and in the town of Killaloe. These lots were sold to Messers. Pery, Hannigan, Ryan, Usborne and West, some in trust.