O'Daly family genealogy

Of Munster

THIS O'Dalaigh family, anglicised O'Daly, is descended from Enda (or Eanna), son of Aongus (who is No. 91 on the "Line of Heber," ante), by his wife Eithne, daughter of Criomthan, son of Eanna Ceannsalach, King of Leinster.

These O'Dalys were chiefs of Muintir Bhaire (now Bere), in the southwest of co. Cork; also of Noghubhal-Ui-Dalaigh, or Noghoval-Daly, a parish in O'Keeffe's Country, in the north-west of the same county. This family gave birth to several eminent ecclesiastics, and to many poets of no mean reputation; many of whom were hereditary bards to MacCarthy and O'Mahony.

The late Father Daly, P.P. of the united parishes of Kilbonane, Aghinagh, Moviddy, and Kilmurry, in Muscry, was, we believe, a native of Kinneigh, in Carbery; and one of the most illustrious representatives of this family in this century: a family now (1887) represented by James O'Daly, of Maghbeg, situate to the west of Bandon-Bridge.