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TRIBES OF IRELAND:
BY AENGHUS O'DALY;
WITH POETICAL TRANSLATION BY THE LATE
JAMES CLARENCE MANGAN;
AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF
THE FAMILY OF O'DALY; AND
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF SATIRE IN IRELAND.
JOHN O'DONOVAN, LL.D.,M.R.I.A.
JOHN O'DALY, 9, ANGLESEA-STREET.
A HISTORICAL SKETCH
FAMILY OF O'DALY.
THERE is certainly no family to which the bardic literature of Ireland is more deeply indebted than that of O'Daly. According to O'Flaherty (Ogygia, part III., c. 85,) they are of the race of Maine, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, and are of the same stock as the Foxes, the Magawleys, the O'Breens and O’Quins of Teathbha or Teffia in Westmeath. In O’Dugan's Topographical Poem the O‘Dalys are also set down as of Teffia in Westmeath and chiefs of Corca-Adam in that territory. Duald Mac Firbis and Peregrine O'Clery have given the descent of the O'Daly's from Fearghal (son of Maelduin of the race of Eoghan, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages), who was lord of Cinel-Eoghain in 718;' but Mac Firbis observes, that he does not believe that O'Daly is of this descent, though he transcribes the Genealogy as he found it in a modern compilation; and he refers to the family elsewhere as of the race of Maine, son of Niall, and as of Corca-Adam in Teffia; and this is undoubtedly the true descent. Duald Mac Firbis who seems to have compared various MSS. containing O'Daly's pedigree, gives the line (p. 132.) from Dalach, son of Fachtna, son of Corc, son of Adan or Adhamh, a quo Corca-Adain, or Corca-Adhaimh, as follows :
| 1. Adan or Adhamh, a quo Corca Adain, or Corca-Adhaimh.
1 2. Corc.
4. Dalach, a quo O’Dalaigh or O’Daly. 5. Gilla-coimhdheadh.
1 Ard-Ollamh in poetry, who died at Clonard, in 1139.
1 12. Cearbhall 12. Donnchadh Mor 12. Muireadhach, 12. Gilla-Isa, 12. Gilla-na-naemh, 12. Tadhg.
Fionn, ancestor of the of Lissadill A.
13. Tadhg. O'Dalaigh vara and of Dun.
13. Cear. Fionn, sandle, 1244.
bhall 12, Cormac-na Casbhairne.
. O'Keeffe of 13. Aenghus.
d. 1245. Duhallow,
I Co. Cork. 14. Donnchadh
16. Anghus. 14. Tadhg, Ruadh.
17. Cuchonnacht. of Conn15. Aenghus R uadh,d. 1350.
18. Muircheartach, 16. Tadhg, d. 1367. Lochlainn d.
15. Cuch. 1367.
19. Donnchadh, and 17. Fearghal, chief
six other sons. 16. Aenpoet of Corcomroe, A. 1420. 16. Donn.
poet to the
Whose relationship to the O'Dalys of Breifne stands thus:-
From this Genealogical Table it is clear that Cuchonnacht O'Daly, surnamed na Sgoile" (i. e. of the School), who died at Clonard in the year 1139, was the ancestor of all the O’Dalys of Ireland, who followed the Bardic Profession. In the year 1185, died on his pilgrimage at Clonard, Maelisa O’Daly, lord of Corca-Adaim and Corca-Raoidhe in Westmeath ; he
“chief poet of Eire and Alba, and a man illustrious for his nobility, poetry, and hospitality." (Four Masters),
In the year 1213, we find that Muireadhach or Murray O’Daly, the great grandson of this Cuchonnacht na Sgoile, was seated at Lios-an-Doill
, or Lissadill, in the territory of Carbury, in the north of the present County of Sligo, where
Ballyhack, County of Wexford, where he got married and had issue, viz.
Maurice, who remained at Ballyhack, and Donnell (whom we can. not further trace), settled at Hacketstown, Old Parish, County of Waterford, about 1760.
Maurice had issue, four sons ; viz. James, John, William, and Edmund.
James settled at Knockroe, parish of Kilgobnet, County of Waterford, in the year 1796, and married Mary Veale, by whom he had issue, three sons and six daughters.
John settled at Durrow, parish of Modeligo, County of Waterford, in 1797; and married Mary Keon, by whom he had issue, four sons and three daughters.
William died unmarried.
Edmund (the father of John O'Daly,) settled at Farnane, parish of Modeligo, County of Waterford, in the year 1798 ; and in 1799, married Bridget Kyley of Kilbryan, same County ; by whom he had issue:
I. John (of 9, Anglesea-st), born in 1800. II, Maurice, born in 1803. III. Mary, born 1806. IV. James, born in 1808. V. Bridget, born in 1810, VI. Ellen, born in 1819.
John married (1st) in 1827, Ellen Shea of Dungourney, County of Cork, (who died in 1849) by whom he had issue :
1. Mary, Born in 1828. Died in 1834.
X. Kate, Born in 1844. Living. Married (2nd) in 1850, Mary Murphy, alias Griffith, by whom he has issue:
Elizabeth, Born in 1851, Living.