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Dailly, South Ayrshire

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Dailly, South Ayrshire

Dailly (Scottish Gaelic: Dail Mhaol Chiarain) is a village in South Ayrshire, Scotland. It is located on the Water of Girvan, 8 kilometres south of Maybole, and 5 kilometres east of Old Dailly. "New Dailly", as it was originally known, was laid out in the 1760s as a coal-mining village. In 1849 a fire broke out in Dalquharran Colliery, one of the nearby mines, and continued to burn for 50 years.
Administrative CountySouth Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS2701
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

Other names by which Dailly, South Ayrshire has been known in the past


Dailly, South Ayrshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dailly, par. and ry. sta., S. Ayrshire, 5½ miles NE. of Girvan, 17,962 ac., pop. 2226; P.O., T.O.; contains the vil. of Dailly, or New Dailly, 1 mile SE. of sta. pop. 696, and the hamlet of Old Dailly. The par. includes the islet of Ailsa Craig.

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