The eastern end of Dailly parish reaches as far as Kirkmichael and Straiton parishes and to the west it is bounded by the parish of Girvan, which like Barr was once part of Dailly parish.
Two roads between Maybole and Girvan run through the parish of Dailly, one on the north side of the river and the other on the south. Both of these roads follow the valley, which is well wooded, and give picturesque views of the hill areas on either side of the River Girvan.
The railway between Glasgow and Stranraer also passes through the valley, lying entirely to the west of the river. All stations between Maybole and Girvan were closed more than fifty years ago. The line is now single track with a passing loop at Kilkerran
There are two main communities in the parish – Old Dailly and New Dailly.