Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Daly (Castledaly)

This branch of the Dalys were descended from the Dalys of Killimer and also Dalysgrove, near Ahascragh, in east county Galway. The Cooleeney or Cooliney part of the estate was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates court in February 1863. Lands at Coorakurkia in the barony of Leitrim, also part of the Cooleeny estate were offered for sale in February 1855. The latter was held on lease by James Ulick Burke. In the 1870s James Daly is recorded as the proprietor of over 3800 acres in county Galway. In 1906 James D. Daly held about 100 acres of untenanted demesne land and a mansion house valued at £34 at Castledaly. The family were resident at Fort Faulkiner, Aughrim, county Wicklow, in the mid twentieth century.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castledaly Castledaly Ardrahan Gort Kilthomas 94 Loughrea Galway OSI Ref: M523088
OS Sheet: 114
Discovery map: 52
Cooleeney/Coolinny/Cooleeny Cooleeney Kilreekil Loughrea Kilmeen 123 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: M686185
OS Sheet: 106
Discovery map: 52

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Daly (Castledaly),15 Feb 1855, Vol 33 MRGS 39/015, ; National Archives of Ireland
  • The Daly Chronicle, a compendium of family history on the Dalys of Castle Daly, compiled by Dermot Peter Marco Daly. LE23; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Copy marriage settlement of James Daly junior of Castledaly and Christine O'Kelly daughter of Cornelius O'Kelly of Gallagh, 20 Nov 1865. Included in D 8493-8557; National Library of Ireland
  • Cooliney. Photos & Press cuttings. 046/009.; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Manuscript memoir of the Daly family of Dalysgrove and Castledaly, in the possession of Dr. John Daly. ; Private Possession
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Daly, 3 February 1863, Vol 67, MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources