1905 The O’Dalys of Muinteiravara, Kilcrohane, West Cork,  by Dominick Daly, Barrister of The Inner Temple London.

Background, p. 1

1905 History, p.2-41

Probate, Kings Inns Entrym, p. 42

Dalys Distillery, Cork, p. 42-44

West Cork Daly clusters, p. 44

Marriage Licence Bonds, p. 44

TCD admission, p. 46

Daly Cork Magistrates, p. 47

Memorials of Daly Deeds, p. 47

In memory of Vincent Daly, businessman and genealogist of the O’Daly family of Dromnea, Kilcrohane. Vincent spent an enormous amount of time tracking worldwide their descendants and comparing their DNA.  He had got back as far as 1740.

In relation to Dominick Daly’s history his legal training made him careful where possible to rely on verifiable and primary documentary sources.  A lot of this will come as a surprise to family members.  Such as the descent of the O’Dalys from Niall of the Nine Hostages as do quite a number of West Cork families such as the Crowleys, Gallaghers, Hegartys, O’Donnells, O’Neills.

He was descended from James Daly who died in 1776 in Carrigtwohill a trader and landowner and was locally regarded as head of the Sept and  claimed ownership of the family tomb in Kilcrohane he in turn was the grandson of Cornelius Cam O’Daly, Chieftain of the Sept in the 17th century.  HIs son James established the successful Daly Distillery in Cork about 1820.

He put it himself aptly ‘These fragmentary records and memoirs will not survive my lifetime if  I did not make an effort to preserve them for posterity.  Hence this production of 50 copies.