Teach Thulaigh Bheacháin aka Rushfield House is a Georgian residence, long associated with the Irwin family. Rushfield was a direct translation of the townland in which it was situated (lit. hillock of rushes).
In 1814 Rushfield House was the residence of John Irwin.
In 1829, Arthur Irwin Esq. of Rushfield applied to the Voters' Registry with a £50 freehold and John Irwin Esq. of Rushfield with a £20 freehold, both for "lands of Treanagry [par. Estersnow] and Cartron [par. ?], by Lease of Lives, at the Barony of Boyle" [Roscommon & Leitrim Gazette - 02 May 1829 ].
In the 1839 Ordnance Survey, Arthur Irwin is noted as the occupier of one of two ''gentlemen's seats' at Tullyvohaun, barony of Boyle. His residence was valued at £13 40s. The other property, Navarin House, was occupied by a branch of the Fry family (valued at £11 40s).
In 1857, this property was occupied by William Phibbs / Fibbs at the time of Griffith's Valuation, and valued at £8.
Rushfield House and farm are still extant today.
[Research by Rua Mac Diarmada 2017]
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