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Borough constituency
House House of Commons
Elects One MPs
Created 1801 (1801)
Abolished 1885 (1885)

Tralee was a constituency in Ireland of the Parliament of the United Kingdom Parliament, returning one Member of Parliament (MP). It was an original constituency represented in Parliament when the Union of Great Britain and Ireland took effect on 1 January 1801. The borough constituency continued to be represented until it was disfranchised in 1885.



This constituency was the parliamentary borough of Tralee in County Kerry.

Members of Parliament

The list below includes a line for every UK Parliament election held in the constituency, even if the incumbent MP was re-elected.

Election Member Party Note
1801, January 1 Arthur Moore 1801: Co-opted a
1802, July 24 Rt Hon. George Canning Tory Appointed Treasurer of the Navy
1804, June 4 Later Prime Minister 1827
1806, November 17 Rt Hon. Maurice FitzGerald
(The 18th Knight of Kerry)
Whig Also returned by and elected to sit for County Kerry
1807, January 17 Samuel Boddington Tory
1807, May 21 Sir Arthur Wellesley Tory Also returned by and elected to sit for Newport (Isle of Wight).
Later Prime Minister (as the 1st Duke of Wellington) 1828-30
and 1834.
1807, July 27 Evan Foulkes Tory Resigned
1808, February 25 James Stephen Tory
1812, October 27 Henry Arthur Herbert Whig Resigned
1813, June 17 James Evan Baillie Whig
1818, June 29 Edward Denny Tory Later 4th Baronet. Resigned.
1819, May 29 James Cuffe Tory Died 29 July 1828
1820, March 20
1828, September 12 Sir Edward Denny, Bt Tory 3rd Baronet. Resigned.
1829, June 9 Robert Vernon Smith Whig
1830, August 13 Appointed Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
1830, December 4
1831, May 7 Walker Ferrand Tory
1832, December 14 Maurice O'Connell Repeal Association Re-elected as a Liberal/Repealer pact candidate
1835, January 10 Liberal
1837, August 7 John Bateman Conservative Unseated on petition
1838, March 12 Maurice O'Connell Liberal Liberal/Repealer pact candidate. Declared elected.
1841, July 5 Repeal Association
1847, August 4 Re-elected as a Liberal candidate
1852, July 15 Liberal Died 18 June 1853
1853, July 4 Daniel O'Connell, Jnr Liberal Resigned
1857, April 1
1859, May 2
1863, May 15 Rt Hon. Thomas O'Hagan Liberal Appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland
1865, February 14 Daniel O'Donoghue
(The O'Donoghue)
1865, July 13
1868, November 17
1874, February 4 Re-elected as a Home Rule League candidate
1880, April 1 Home Rule League Last MP for the constituency
1885, November 18 Constituency abolished


  • a Member of the former Parliament of Ireland chosen by lot to sit in the UK House of Commons from 1801.


See also

  • Wikipedia:WikiProject UK Parliament constituencies/Historic constituency names


  • 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)
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs


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