There has only been a requirement to register land ownership in Ireland in fairly recent years (I think within the past 20 years). When land changed hands before that there was usually documentation, eg deeds of sale, or a lease etc. but they were held by the owner of the land, or by someone with an interest in the property eg a bank or other financial institution with a mortgage on it. And the deeds moved around when mortgages were paid off or property sold. So there’s no easy way of following the ownership trail, unless you have access to the deeds.
The Valuation Revision records in the Valuation Office in Dublin may help a bit. They should show who occupied a property and who the owner or immediate superior landlord was. They cover the years from Griffiths Valuation up to the 1930s, and beyond in some cases. You could also search the Regsitry of Deeds records (which are on-line on the LDS site) to see if any leases, sales or marriage settlements are recorded there. It wasn't mandatory to register those documents, there was a fee to pay, and so many didn;t bother. But some did. Apart from that, the wills are possibly your best clue as to what happened to the property.