Daly family genealogy

Arms: Per fesse ar. and or, a lion ramp. per fess sa. and gu. in chief two dexter hands couped at the wrist of the last.

ADHAMH [Adam], brother of Fargal the 156th Monarch of Ireland who is No. 95 on the "O'Neill" (of Tyrone) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Dalaighe (of Leath Cuinn, or Meath, Ulster, and Connaught); anglicised Daly, and O'Daly.[1]

95. Adhamh: son of Maoldun, Prince of Ulster.

96. Corc: his son.

97. Faghnach: his son. 98. Dalach ("dall" Irish, blind): his son; a quo O'Dalaighe.

99. Gillcoimdhe: his son.

100. Teige: his son.

101. Muredach: his son.

102. Dalach (2): his son.

103. Cuconnachta-na-Scoil O'Daly (or "Cuconnachta of the Schools):" his son; the first of this family that assumed this sirname.

104. Teige (2): his son; was "Primate of Ireland."

105. Aongus: his son.

106. Donoch Mór: his son; had two younger brothers—1. Caroll, who was the ancestor of O'Daly, of Brefney, Westmeath, and Connaught;[2] and 2. Giollaiosa.

107. Aongus (2): son of Donoch Mór.

108. Donoch Ruadh: his son.

109. Aongus Ruadh: his son.

110. Donn: his son.

111. Daire: his son.

112. Donn (2); his son.

113. Melachlin: his son.

114. John: his son.

115. Teige (3): his son; had a brother named John.

116. Dermod: son of Teige.

117. Teige (4): his son; had four brothers—1. Dermod, 2. Donoch, 3. Ferdinando, and 4. Godfry.

118. Donoch (or Denis): son of Teige; had two brothers—1. Dermod, and 2. John.

119. Dermod: son of Donoch; had two brothers—1. John, and 2. Hugh.

120. Teige (5) O'Daly: son of Dermod.


[1] Daly: This family is distinct from "O'Daly" of Munster.

[2] Connaught: One of the residences of the "O'Daly" family in Connaught was Lis-Ua-Dalaighe. (meaning the "Lis or Fort of O'Daly"), which has been anglicised Lisadill: now the seat of the Gore-Booth family near the town of Sligo. Of that branch of the "O'Daly" family was the famous Bard, Carroll O'Daly, the reputed composer of the exquisite Irish Melody Eibhlen-a-Ruin, which has been modernized Aileen Aroon.

Denis Daly was a member of the Irish Parliament, and the intimate friend of Henry Grattan. He represented the town of Galway in 1767, and sat for the county from 1768 until his death. A friend to Catholic rights, he opposed general parliamentary reform. He was a Privy-Councillor, and for some time Muster-Master General. Grattan considered his death an irretrievable loss to Ireland.