South Galway (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Galway
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of membersOne
Created fromCounty Galway

South Galway was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.

Prior to the 1885 general election the area was part of the Galway County constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the southern part of County Galway. In 1918, the constituency was redrawn to include part of the dissolved Galway borough constituency and to exclude the District Electoral Divisions of Drumaan, Inishcaltra North and Mountshannon, transferred to County Clare under the 1898 Local Government Act, which were added to the East Clare constituency.

1885-1918: The baronies of Aran, Athenry, Dunkellin, Kiltartan, Leitrim and Loughrea.

1918-1922: The rural district of Gort, that part of the rural district of Galway not included in the Connemara constituency and that part of the rural district of Loughrea not included in the East Galway constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 David Sheehy Irish Parliamentary Party
1890 Anti-Parnellite
1900 William Duffy Irish Parliamentary Party
1918 Frank Fahy Sinn Féin
1921 Constituency merged into Galway (Dáil constituency)

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General election 27 November 1885: Galway South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary David Sheehy Unopposed
Registered electors 7,220
Irish Parliamentary win (new seat)
General election 6 July 1886: Galway South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary David Sheehy Unopposed
Registered electors 7,220
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General election 13 July 1892: Galway South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation David Sheehy 2,623 65.0 N/A
Irish National League John P. McCarthy 1,411 35.0 N/A
Majority 1,212 30.0 N/A
Turnout 4,034 60.1 N/A
Registered electors 6,708
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A
General election 19 July 1895: Galway South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation David Sheehy Unopposed
Registered electors 7,265
Irish National Federation hold

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General election 5 October 1900: Galway South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William Duffy Unopposed
Registered electors 8,148
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election 19 January 1906: Galway South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William Duffy Unopposed
Registered electors 6,362
Irish Parliamentary hold

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General election 22 January 1910: Galway South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William Duffy Unopposed
Registered electors 6,292
Irish Parliamentary hold
General election 8 December 1910: Galway South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William Duffy Unopposed
Registered electors 6,292
Irish Parliamentary hold
General Election 14 December 1918: Galway South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Frank Fahy 10,621 85.9 N/A
Irish Parliamentary William Duffy 1,744 14.1 N/A
Majority 8,877 71.8 N/A
Turnout 12,365 66.8 N/A
Registered electors 18,507
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Walker, B.M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0901714127.