Birchfield was the residence of Cornelius O'Brien in 1814 and in 1837. Lewis also refers to the erecting of an ornamental building in castellated style for the accommodation of visitors on the top of the cliffs [of Moher] by Cornelius O'Brien. The house was valued at £50 at the time of Griffith's Valuation. By the mid 1870s Birchfield belonged to Cornelius Alexander Keogh. It is now a ruin.