Denis Bowes Daly
Denis Bowes Daly PC (c. 1745 – 17 December 1821), was an Irish politician.
After serving as High Sheriff of King's County for 1774 he was brought into the Irish parliament by his cousin, Denis Daly of Dunsandle. There he served as MP for Galway Borough (from 1776 to 1790 and for King's County from 1790-1800. A constant supporter of the Ponsonby's, he voted for catholic relief in 1778 and 1793, the repeal of Poynings' Law in 1780, and for commercial propositions in 1785. He was an agent for Viceroy William Fitzwilliam, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam in attempting to persuade John Beresford to accept a pension, thus leaving office without scandal. Daly strongly opposed the Acts of Union 1800, co-ordinating the factions against the government.
In 1780 he had married Mary Charlotte Ponsonby, daughter of John Ponsonby, and sister of George Ponsonby. However she died a year after the marriage, after which Daly refused to leave his house for more than twelve months.
- The Lords of Dunsandle, James Noel Dillon, in Kiltullagh/Killimordaly: As the Centuries passed: A history from 1500-1900, pp. 43–67, ed. Kieran Jordan, 2000.
- Clare bards, Galway gentry, Patrick Melvin, The Irish Genealogist, 2002
- The Daly Chronicle, Dermot Daly,The Irish Genealogist, 2002
- Dictionary of Irish Biography, p. 19, Cambridge, 2010
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Denis Bowes Daly
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for King's County
With: Sir Lawrence Parsons
Sir Lawrence Parsons
John Brabazon Ponsonby
|Member of Parliament for Galway Borough
Richard Le Poer Trench
|Member of Parliament for County Galway
With: Richard Le Poer Trench to 1812
James Daly from 1812