1855, Election Committee for By Election for Rickard Deasy Q.C. (Later Solicitor General and Attorney general for Ireland and Judge), Cork Nationalist and Liberal Protestants, including, Daniel Welply, Skibbereen, James Welply Macroom, Timothy O’Donovan, J.P., O’Donovan’s Cove, Durrus, and pledge of Loyalty from Town of Bantry to Deasy.
Deasy was from the well to do Clonakilty brewing family. He was author of Deasy’s Act which was of considerable help to tenant famers.
In the mid 20th century one of the extended family Rickard Deasy headed the Irish Farmers Association in their confrontation with the Fianna Fail Government in the mid 1960s.