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Galway Borough
Borough constituency
House House of Commons
Created 1801 (1801)
Abolished 1918 (1918)

Galway Borough was a United Kingdom Parliament constituency, in Ireland. It returned one MP 1801-1832, two MPs 1832-1885 and one thereafter. It was an original constituency represented in Parliament when the Union of Great Britain and Ireland took effect on 1 January 1801.



This constituency was the Parliamentary borough of Galway in County Galway.

Members of Parliament

  • Constituency created (1801)
Year Member
1801 St. George Daly
1801 John Brabazon Ponsonby
1802 Denis Bowes Daly
1805 James Daly
1811 Frederick Ponsonby
1813 Valentine John Blake
1820 Michael George Prendergast
1826 James O'Hara
1831 John James Bodkin
  • Representation increased to two seats (1832)
Year First member Second member
1832 Andrew Henry Lynch Lachlan MacLachlan
1833 Martin Joseph Blake
1841 Sir Valentine John Blake
1847 James Henry Monahan
1847 Anthony O'Flaherty
1857 Lord Dunkellin
1859 John Orrell Lever
1865 Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, Bt Michael Morris
1867 George Morris
1868 William St Lawrence
1874 Frank Hugh O'Donnell George Morris
1874 Michael Francis Ward
1880 Thomas Power O'Connor John Orrell Lever
  • Representation reduced to one seat (1885)
Election Member Party
1885 Thomas Power O'Connor Irish Parliamentary Party
1886 William Henry O'Shea Irish Nationalist
1886 John Pinkerton Irish Parliamentary Party
18901 Anti-Parnellite
1900 Martin Morris Conservative
1901 Arthur Alfred Lynch Irish Parliamentary Party
1903 Charles Ramsay Devlin Irish Parliamentary Party
1906 Stephen Lucius Gwynn Irish Parliamentary Party
1918 Constituency abolished

1There was no election but the IPP split into two factions, and Pinkerton joined the faction opposing Parnell.



  • The Parliaments of England by Henry Stooks Smith (1st edition published in three volumes 1844-50), 2nd edition edited (in one volume) by F.W.S. Craig (Political Reference Publications 1973)
  • Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)
  • Historical list of MPs


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