Tooreen, located just south of the town of Croom, was the residence of James D. Lyons in 1814 and 1837. By the early 1850s this house, then known as Islandmore, was occupied by Robert Maxwell, valued at £60 and held from Miss Catherine Giles. It later became the home of the Kelly family and Slater refers to it as the seat of John Roche-Kelly in 1894. Colonel Basil Roche Kelly was resident at the time of the Irish Tourist Association survey of 1943. The surveyor wrote that the house was originally Georgian but had suffered many alterations.