Bobby Aylward

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Not to be confused with his father, Bob Aylward.
Bobby Aylward
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2007 – February 2011
Constituency Carlow–Kilkenny
Personal details
Born (1955-04-01) 1 April 1955 (age 60)
Mullinavat, County Kilkenny
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil

Robert "Bobby" Aylward (born 1 April 1955) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician and was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency from 2007 to 2011.[1] He also works as a farmer.[2]

He was a member of Kilkenny County Council from 1992 until his election to the Dáil.[3] He was chairperson of the Council from 2003 to 2004. He was also a Member of the Southern Fisheries Board from 2000 to 2007, the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly from 1999 to 2004 and the Port of Waterford, from 1999 to 2004.

His brother Liam previously represented the same constituency for Fianna Fáil, until he retired from national politics in 2007, opting to remain in the European Parliament. Their father Bob Aylward was a senator from 1973 until his death in 1974.

Bobby Aylward is married and has two sons and one daughter. He was educated in Castlegannon National school, Scoil Aireagail vocational school and Kildalton Agricultural College.

He lost his seat at the 2011 general election.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mr. Bobby Aylward". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Nealon's Guide to the 30th Dáil and 23rd Seanad, Ed. Stephen Collins, Dublin, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "Bobby Aylward". Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
Preceded by
Liam Aylward
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Carlow–Kilkenny
Succeeded by
John Paul Phelan
(Fine Gael)