Carlow–Kilkenny (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Carlow–Kilkenny
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Carlow–Kilkenny within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 1948
TDs
Seats 5
County/City council County Carlow
County Kilkenny
EP constituency East
Carlow–Kilkenny
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1921
Abolished 1937
Seats 4 (1921–1923)
5 (1923–1937)
County/City council County Carlow
County Kilkenny

Carlow–Kilkenny is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The constituency of Carlow–Kilkenny has been used at Irish elections since the election of the Second Dáil at the 1921 general election. Prior to Irish independence elections to the UK Parliament were held in three single seat constituencies, known as Carlow, Kilkenny North and Kilkenny South, and it was these three constituencies that elected members of the First Dáil. Carlow–Kilkenny did not exist during the period of 1937 to 1948 when it was replaced by the constituencies of Carlow–Kildare and Kilkenny.

The constituency spans the entire area of County Kilkenny and most of County Carlow (a small part of which is in the Wicklow constituency), taking in Kilkenny city, Carlow town, Urlingford, Tullow and Bagnalstown (Muine Bheag).[1]

The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defines the constituency as:

"The county of Kilkenny and the county of Carlow, except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Wicklow."

TDs[edit]

TDs 1921–1937[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Carlow–Kilkenny 1921–1937[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[3] Edward Aylward
(SF)
W. T. Cosgrave
(SF)
James Lennon
(SF)
Gearóid O'Sullivan
(SF)
4 seats
1921–1923
3rd 1922[4] Patrick Gaffney
(Lab)
W. T. Cosgrave
(Pro-Treaty)
Denis Gorey
(FP)
Gearóid O'Sullivan
(Pro-Treaty)
4th 1923[5] Edward Doyle
(Lab)
W. T. Cosgrave
(CnaG)
Seán Gibbons
(CnaG)
Michael Skelly
(Rep)
1925 by-election[6] Thomas Bolger
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[7] Denis Gorey
(CnaG)
Richard Holohan
(FP)
Thomas Derrig
(FF)
6th 1927 (Sep)[8] Peter de Loughry
(CnaG)
1927 by-election[9] Denis Gorey
(CnaG)
7th 1932[10] Francis Humphreys
(FF)
Desmond FitzGerald
(CnaG)
Seán Gibbons
(FF)
8th 1933[11] James Pattison
(Lab)
Richard Holohan
(NCP)
9th 1937 Constituency abolished. See Kilkenny and Carlow–Kildare

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

TDs since 1948[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Carlow–Kilkenny 1948–[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[12] Thomas Derrig
(FF)
Joseph Hughes
(FG)
James Pattison
(NLP)
Thomas Walsh
(FF)
Patrick Crotty
(FG)
14th 1951[13] Francis Humphreys
(FF)
15th 1954[14] James Pattison
(Lab)
1956 by-election[15] Martin Medlar
(FF)
16th 1957[16] Francis Humphreys
(FF)
Jim Gibbons
(FF)
1960 by-election[17] Patrick Teehan
(FF)
17th 1961[18] Desmond Governey
(FG)
Séamus Pattison
(Lab)
18th 1965[19] Tom Nolan
(FF)
19th 1969[20] Kieran Crotty
(FG)
20th 1973[21]
21st 1977[22] Liam Aylward
(FF)
22nd 1981[23] Desmond Governey
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[24] Jim Gibbons
(FF)
24th 1982 (Nov)[25] Dick Dowling
(FG)
M. J. Nolan
(FF)
25th 1987[26] Martin Gibbons
(PD)
26th 1989[27] John Browne
(FG)
Phil Hogan
(FG)
27th 1992[28]
28th 1997[29] John J. McGuinness
(FF)
29th 2002[30] Séamus Pattison
(CC)
M. J. Nolan
(FF)
30th 2007[31] Bobby Aylward
(FF)
Mary White
(GP)
31st 2011[32][33] John Paul Phelan
(FG)
Ann Phelan
(Lab)
Pat Deering
(FG)

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

Elections[edit]

2011 general election[edit]

2011 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[32][33]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13
Labour Party Ann Phelan 10.9 8,072 8,085 8,098 8,125 8,153 8,171 8,526 9,062 9,186 11,633 12,066 14,160  
Fianna Fáil John McGuinness 12.9 9,531 9,543 9,548 9,583 9,595 9,612 9,767 9,939 9,999 10,108 11,805 12,630  
Fine Gael John Paul Phelan 14.8 10,929 10,939 10,949 10,975 10,993 11,017 11,183 11,416 11,467 11,579 11,711 12,217 12,574
Fine Gael Phil Hogan 14.3 10,525 10,537 10,540 10,558 10,565 10,587 10,772 10,934 10,968 11,120 11,207 11,770 11,997
Fine Gael Pat Deering 10.1 7,470 7,474 7,483 7,491 7,502 7,597 7,654 7,964 8,238 8,908 9,967 10,335 10,486
Fianna Fáil Bobby Aylward 9.2 6,762 6,772 6,775 6,786 6,796 6,797 6,867 6,928 6,961 7,005 8,068 8,469 8,610
Sinn Féin Kathleen Funchion 5.5 4,075 4,089 4,101 4,121 4,144 4,162 4,462 4,573 6,458 6,759 7,091    
Fianna Fáil Jennifer Murnane O'Connor 6.0 4,428 4,431 4,434 4,435 4,453 4,493 4,533 4,758 5,065 5,636      
Labour Party Des Hurley 5.3 3,908 3,910 3,919 3,928 3,952 3,978 4,091 4,298 4,683        
Sinn Féin John Cassin 4.0 2,958 2,959 2,966 2,970 3,003 3,034 3,216 3,314          
Green Party Mary White 2.8 2,072 2,077 2,082 2,098 2,106 2,135 2,278            
Socialist Party Conor Mac Liam[34] 1.5 1,135 1,144 1,157 1,179 1,200 1,217              
Independent Stephen Kelly 0.8 601 625 646 681 734 820              
Independent Johnny Couchman 0.5 384 390 410 423 471                
Independent John O'Hara 0.3 253 270 327 345                  
Independent Raemie Leahy 0.3 256 272 277                    
Independent David Murphy 0.3 195 207                      
Independent Noel Walshe 0.2 119                        
Independent John Dalton 0.1 70                        
Electorate: 105,449   Valid: 73,743   Spoilt: 821 (1.1%)   Quota: 12,291   Turnout: 74,564 (70.7%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[31]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Fianna Fáil John McGuinness 17.2 11,635                
Fianna Fáil Bobby Aylward 17.1 11,600                
Fine Gael Phil Hogan 12.7 8,569 8,673 8,725 8,751 9,056 9,543 11,360    
Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan 13.4 9,037 9,481 9,693 9,901 10,350 10,457 11,136 12,593  
Green Party Mary White 8.0 5,386 5,533 5,560 5,573 6,266 6,695 7,405 9,883 10,464
Fine Gael John Paul Phelan 9.6 6,494 6,548 6,568 6,604 6,841 7,361 8,170 9,499 9,815
Labour Party Jim Townsend 5.0 3,401 3,529 3,534 3,536 3,732 5,285 6,389    
Fine Gael Fergal Browne 7.3 4,948 5,084 5,087 5,092 5,190 5,226      
Labour Party Michael O'Brien 4.3 2,923 2,939 2,957 2,972 3,304        
Sinn Féin Kathleen Funchion 3.8 2,568 2,597 2,619 2,638          
Progressive Democrats Walter Lacey 1.6 1,073                
Electorate: 102,016   Valid: 67,654   Spoilt: 705 (1.0%)   Quota: 11,276   Turnout: 68,359 (67.0%)

2002 general election[edit]

In 2002 Séamus Pattison, the outgoing Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann, was returned automatically, by virtue of his office.

2002 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[30]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Ceann Comhairle Séamus Pattison N/A Automatically returned              
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 20.5 12,489              
Fine Gael Phil Hogan 12.9 7,841 7,852 8,074 8,239 8,903 12,238    
Fianna Fáil John McGuinness 15.4 9,343 9,371 9,657 10,085 10,527 10,654 10,878 12,111
Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan 14.3 8,711 8,772 8,887 9,140 9,204 9,832 9,895 11,009
Labour Party Jim Townsend 7.0 4,272 4,330 4,415 4,568 6,625 7,646 7,653 10,615
Green Party Mary White 8.2 4,961 5,003 5,401 6,055 6,696 7,329 7,355  
Fine Gael Fergal Browne 8.9 5,468 5,530 5,670 5,762 5,894      
Labour Party Michael O'Brien 6.1 3,732 3,739 3,946 4,220        
Sinn Féin Tom Kiernan 3.4 2,078 2,098 2,216          
Independent Eddie Collins Hughes 2.6 1,614 1,644            
Independent Billy Nolan 0.6 335              
Electorate: 97,071   Valid: 60,844   Spoilt: 844 (1.4%)   Quota: 12,169   Turnout: 61,688 (63.5%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[29]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 11,849 20.9 1 1
Fine Gael Phil Hogan 9,642 17.1 2 1
Fine Gael John Browne 6,834 12.1 3 8
Fianna Fáil John McGuinness 5,990 10.6 4 8
Labour Party Séamus Pattison 5,578 9.8 5 8
Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan 5,975 10.6    
Green Party Mary White 3,116 5.5    
Progressive Democrats Jim Gibbons, Jnr 3,184 5.6    
Labour Party Jim Townsend 2,995 5.3    
National Party Michael Quinn 870 1.5    
Independent Billy Nolan 416 0.7    
Electorate: 85,096   Valid: 56,449   Spoilt: 691 (1.2%)   Quota: 9,409   Turnout: 57,140 (67.2%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[28]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Séamus Pattison 13,713 24.6 1 1
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 11,331 20.3 2 1
Fine Gael Phil Hogan 6,573 11.8 3 5
Fine Gael John Browne 6,471 11.6 4 6
Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan 7,195 12.9 5 6
Fianna Fáil Kevin Fennelly 4,059 7.3    
Independent Miriam Hogan 2,596 4.6    
Fine Gael Andy Cotterell 2,358 4.2    
Fianna Fáil Evelyn White 1,462 2.6    
Electorate: 81,377   Valid: 55,758   Spoilt: 793 (1.4%)   Quota: 9,294   Turnout: 56,551 (69.5%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[27]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 10,161 18.6 1 1
Labour Party Séamus Pattison 9,599 17.6 2 1
Fine Gael Phil Hogan 6,431 11.8 3 5
Fine Gael John Browne 6,526 11.9 4 6
Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan 7,798 14.3 5 7
Fianna Fáil Pat Millea 5,950 10.9    
Fine Gael Andy Cotterell 3,839 7.0    
Progressive Democrats Martin Gibbons 3,068 5.6    
Workers' Party Liam Quigley 1,159 2.1    
Electorate: 79,073   Valid: 54,531   Spoilt: 736 (1.3%)   Quota: 9,089   Turnout: 55,267 (69.9%)

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[26]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 10,773 18.7 1
Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan 9,319 16.2 2
Labour Party Séamus Pattison 7,358 12.8 3
Fine Gael Kieran Crotty 5,107 8.8 4
Progressive Democrats Martin Gibbons 4,511 7.8 5
Fianna Fáil Pat Millea 5,435 9.5
Fine Gael Phil Hogan 5,376 9.3
Fine Gael John Browne 4,390 7.6
Progressive Democrats Michael Kearns 3,552 6.2
Workers' Party Joseph Butler 1,664 2.9    
Electorate:     Valid: 57,485   Spoilt:     Quota: 9,581   Turnout:  

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[25]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 9,291 16.6 1
Fine Gael Kieran Crotty 8,377 15.0 2
Fine Gael Dick Dowling 5,661 10.1 3
Labour Party Séamus Pattison 5,642 10.1 4
Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan 6,998 12.5 5
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 7,032 12.6
Fine Gael Joseph Manning 3,436 6.2
Fine Gael Harry Slattery 2,665 4.8
Workers' Party Seán Walsh 2,189 3.9    
Labour Party Michael Meaney 1,869 3.4
Fianna Fáil Mick Lanigan 1,558 2.8
Independent Eileen Brophy 1,021 1.8
Independent Patrick Jones 65 0.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 55,804   Spoilt:     Quota: 9,301   Turnout:  

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[24]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 16.4 8,910 8,927 9,099                  
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 16.3 8,844 8,853 8,966 9,478                
Fine Gael Kieran Crotty 14.5 7,869 7,878 7,898 7,995 8,026 8,150 8,387 8,747 12,154      
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 8.6 4,663 4,682 4,730 4,738 4,738 5,115 5,192 6,370 7,375 10,009    
Labour Party Séamus Pattison 10.3 5,565 5,570 5,583 5,665 5,685 6,394 7,071 7,168 7,701 8,145 8,148 9,071
Fianna Fáil Tom Nolan 12.0 6,529 6,542 6,885 7,048 7,401 7,560 7,840 8,025 8,129 8,158 8,207 8,246
Fine Gael Dick Dowling 8.3 4,506 4,512 4,521 4,524 4,526 4,588 4,834 5,285        
Fine Gael Michael Deering 4.1 2,220 2,225 2,251 2,256 2,260 2,333 2,358          
Sinn Féin (Workers' Party) Seán Walsh 3.2 1,753 1,775 1,785 1,821 1,839 1,909            
Labour Party Eileen Brophy 2.8 1,544 1,560 1,604 1,611 1,614              
Fianna Fáil John McGuinness 1.7 907 909 938                  
Fianna Fáil Patrick Carpenter 1.5 834 841                    
Independent Peter McCormack 0.2 137                      
Electorate: 72,148   Valid: 54,281   Spoilt: 668 (1.2%)   Quota: 9,047   Turnout: 54,949 (76.2%)

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[23]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 16.6 9,374 9,569                  
Fine Gael Kieran Crotty 14.6 8,285 8,324 8,334 8,487 9,267 9,271 9,577        
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 10.1 5,669 5,763 5,935 6,020 7,183 7,184 7,211 10,762      
Labour Party Séamus Pattison 10.8 6,095 6,104 6,853 7,547 7,631 7,634 7,895 8,720 9,931    
Fianna Fáil Tom Nolan 12.7 7,080 7,563 7,659 7,760 7,892 7,935 8,623 8,713 8,762 8,834 8,883
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 10.9 6,177 6,298 6,318 6,490 6,540 6,626 8,164 8,478 8,581 8,731 8,860
Fine Gael Dick Dowling 7.8 4,447 4,465 4,694 4,794 5,102 5,103 5,141        
Fianna Fáil Mick Lanigan 4.7 2,708 2,755 2,765 2,887 2,901 2,933          
Fine Gael John Browne 4.3 2,421 2,449 2,535 2,573              
Sinn Féin (Workers' Party) Seán Walsh 3.3 1,881 1,892 1,932                
Labour Party Jim Townsend 2.1 1,178 1,189                  
Fianna Fáil Patrick Carpenter 1.9 1,176                    
Electorate: 72,148   Valid: 56,435   Spoilt: 798 (1.4%)   Quota: 9,399   Turnout: 57,233 (79.3%)

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Kieran Crotty 7,119 12.8 1
Fianna Fáil Tom Nolan 8,376 15.1 2
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 8,143 14.7 3
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 6,317 11.4 4
Labour Party Séamus Pattison 6,276 11.3 5
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 5,990 10.8
Fianna Fáil Mick Lanigan 4,126 7.4
Fianna Fáil Patrick Carpenter 2,673 4.8
Sinn Féin (Workers' Party) Seán Walsh 1,666 3.0
Fine Gael Thomas Coogan 1,510 2.7
Labour Party John McNally 1,430 2.6
Fine Gael Peter O'Hanrahan 1,214 2.2
Independent John Bolger 589 1.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 55,429   Quota: 9,239   Turnout:

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Tom Nolan 7,098 15.2 1
Fine Gael Kieran Crotty 7,343 15.7 2
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 6,953 14.9 3
Labour Party Séamus Pattison 5,300 11.3 4
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 7,128 15.3 5
Fianna Fáil Bob Aylward 6,618 14.2
Fine Gael Thomas Coogan 2,362 5.1
Labour Party John McManamy 1,488 3.2
Fine Gael Michael Wall 1,222 2.6
Fianna Fáil Liam Murphy 1,205 2.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,717   Quota: 7,787   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Tom Nolan 8,090 17.6 1 1
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 7,771 16.9 2 1
Fine Gael Kieran Crotty 5,863 12.7 3
Labour Party Séamus Pattison 6,041 13.1 4
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 6,146 13.3 5
Fianna Fáil Bob Aylward 6,273 13.6
Fine Gael James Keeffe 2,251 4.9
Labour Party John McManamy 1,946 4.2
Fine Gael Thomas Hogan 1,692 3.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,073   Quota: 7,679   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Tom Nolan 7,805 17.4 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick Crotty 6,114 13.7 2
Labour Party Séamus Pattison 6,299 14.1 3
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 5,865 13.1 4
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 4,741 10.6 5
Fianna Fáil Bob Aylward 4,996 11.2
Fianna Fáil Martin Medlar 3,305 7.4
Labour Party John Moriarty 2,767 6.2
Fine Gael Matthew Byrne 2,684 6.0
Independent Charles Cummins 175 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,751   Quota: 7,459   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Patrick Crotty 7,434 17.2 1 1
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 5,343 12.4 2
Fianna Fáil Martin Medlar 5,009 11.6 3
Labour Party Séamus Pattison 4,116 9.5 4
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 4,046 9.4 5
Fianna Fáil Tom Nolan 4,666 10.8
Fianna Fáil Patrick Teehan 3,072 7.1
Independent John Moriarty 2,350 5.5
Fianna Fáil Michael McGuinness 2,056 4.8
Fine Gael Francis O'Brien 1,891 4.4
Labour Party John Fahey 1,674 3.9
Independent Kathleen Brady 1,484 3.4
Electorate: 57,784   Valid: 43,141   Quota: 7,191   Turnout: 74.6%

1960 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fine Gael TD Joseph Hughes, a by-election was held on 23 June 1960. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Patrick Teehan.

1960 by-election: Carlow–Kilkenny[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Patrick Teehan 15,515 40.7 1
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 14,892 39.1
Labour Party Séamus Pattison 7,678 20.2
Electorate: 55,848   Valid: 38,085   Quota: 19,043   Turnout: 68.2%

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Martin Medlar 9,447 22.1 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick Crotty 5,742 13.4 2
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 5,761 13.5 3
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 5,738 13.4 4
Fine Gael Joseph Hughes 4,419 10.3 5
Fianna Fáil Patrick Teehan 3,042 7.1
Labour Party Herbert Devoy 1,992 4.7
Fine Gael William Cotterell 1,929 4.5
Labour Party James Pattison 1,900 4.4
Labour Party John Fahey 1,739 4.1
Clann na Poblachta John Moriarty 1,037 2.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,746   Quota: 7,125   Turnout:

1956 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Walsh, a by-election was held on 14 November 1956. The seat was won by Fianna Fáil candidate Martin Medlar.

1956 by-election: Carlow–Kilkenny[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Martin Medlar 23,782 57.8 1 1
Fine Gael Thomas Fielding 11,752 28.6
Labour Party Herbert Devoy 5,617 13.7
Electorate: 58,216   Valid: 41,151   Quota: 20,576   Turnout: 70.7%

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Walsh 9,948 21.6 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick Crotty 8,492 18.4 2 1
Fine Gael Joseph Hughes 5,053 11.0 3
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 6,164 13.4 4
Labour Party James Pattison 5,522 12.0 5
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 5,216 11.3
Fine Gael Thomas Fielding 2,413 5.2
Independent William Nolan 2,248 4.9
Labour Party Daniel Maguire 1,106 2.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,162   Quota: 7,694   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Walsh 8,701 18.9 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick Crotty 7,901 17.2 2 1
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 7,890 17.1 3 1
Fine Gael Joseph Hughes 5,132 11.1 4
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 5,758 12.5 5
Labour Party James Pattison 4,551 9.9
Labour Party Thomas Hayden 3,056 6.6
Fine Gael Thomas Fielding 1,703 3.7
Clann na Poblachta P. Gleeson 1,384 3.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,076   Quota: 7,680   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

The poll was postponed due to the death of outgoing Fine Gael TD Eamonn Coogan during the campaign.

1948 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 8,787 19.3 1 1
Fine Gael Joseph Hughes 6,055 13.3 2
Fine Gael Patrick Crotty 5,438 11.9 3
National Labour Party James Pattison 4,707 10.3 4
Fianna Fáil Thomas Walsh 4,468 9.8 5
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 4,301 9.4
Clann na Poblachta M. J. Barry 2,797 6.1
Labour Party Patrick Bergin 2,537 5.6
Fine Gael David Burke 1,543 3.4
Fianna Fáil Joseph Rice 1,506 3.3
Clann na Poblachta Charles Sheehan 1,186 2.6
Labour Party W. J. Cleere 991 2.2
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Gleeson 809 1.8
Independent Stephen Carroll 527 1.2
Electorate: 61,031   Valid: 45,652   Quota: 7,609   Turnout: 74.8%

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 10,022 19.5 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Desmond FitzGerald 6,078 11.9 2
Fianna Fáil Seán Gibbons 6,167 12.0 3
Labour Party James Pattison 6,833 13.3 4
National Centre Party Richard Holohan 5,029 9.8 5
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 5,614 11.0
Cumann na nGaedheal Edward Dundon 5,293 10.3
Cumann na nGaedheal Denis Gorey 4,801 9.4
Independent James Murphy 1,453 2.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 51,290   Quota: 8,549   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 11,848 25.2 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Desmond FitzGerald 8,672 18.4 2 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Gibbons 4,749 10.1 3
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 4,629 9.8 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Denis Gorey 2,799 5.9 5
Cumann na nGaedheal James Hughes 4,272 9.1
Labour Party James Pattison 4,105 8.7
Independent Richard Holohan 2,688 5.7
Independent Edward Doyle 2,540 5.4
Independent Thomas Bolger 718 1.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,020   Quota: 7,837   Turnout:

1927 by-election[edit]

W. T. Cosgrave was also elected for the Cork Borough constituency and resigned his seat in Carlow–Kilkenny following the election. A by-election was held on 3 November 1927 and the seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate Denis Gorey.

1927 by-election: Carlow–Kilkenny[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Denis Gorey 23,007 50.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Skelly 22,734 49.7
Electorate: 61,724   Valid: 45,741   Quota: 22,871   Turnout: 74.1%

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal W. T. Cosgrave 13,949 32.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 9,891 23.0 2 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Peter de Loughry 2,516 5.8 3
Farmers' Party Richard Holohan 4,599 10.7 4
Labour Party Edward Doyle 4,956 11.5 5
Fianna Fáil Michael Delaney 3,229 7.5
Cumann na nGaedheal Denis Gorey 2,541 5.9
Independent James Reade 1,348 3.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,029   Quota: 7,172   Turnout:

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal W. T. Cosgrave 13,271 31.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 5,408 12.8 2
Labour Party Edward Doyle 5,060 12.0 3
Farmers' Party Richard Holohan 3,695 8.8 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Denis Gorey 954 2.3 5
Farmers' Party Arthur Kavanagh 3,276 7.8
Labour Party Edmund Wall 3,096 7.3
Fianna Fáil Michael Skelly 2,961 7.0
National League Party John Magennis 2,096 5.0
Fianna Fáil Edward McDonald 1,653 3.9
Cumann na nGaedheal John Nolan 761 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,231   Quota: 7,039   Turnout:

1925 by-election[edit]

Following the resignation of Cumann na nGaedheal TD Seán Gibbons, a by-election was held on 11 March 1925. The seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate Thomas Bolger.

1925 by-election: Carlow–Kilkenny[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Bolger 24,142 58.9 1 1
Republican Michael Barry 16,830 41.1
Electorate: 63,112   Valid: 40,972   Quota: 20,487   Turnout: 64.9%

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal W. T. Cosgrave 17,709 44.1 1 1
Farmers' Party Denis Gorey 3,702 9.2 2 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Seán Gibbons 615 1.5 3 6
Labour Party Edward Doyle 4,783 11.9 4 6
Republican Michael Skelly 5,641 14.1 5 7
Republican Michael Barry 4,355 10.8
Farmers' Party Edward Broughan 1,830 4.6
Independent Patrick Gaffney 803 2.0
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Bolger 723 1.8
Electorate: 62,937   Valid: 40,161   Quota: 6,694   Turnout: 63.8%

1922 general election[edit]

1922 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Farmers' Party Patrick Gaffney 10,875 34.8 1 1
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) W. T. Cosgrave 7,071 22.6 2 1
Farmers' Party Denis Gorey 6,122 19.6 3 3
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Gearóid O'Sullivan 2,681 8.6 4 4
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Edward Aylward 3,365 10.8
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) James Lennon 1,113 3.6
Electorate: 51,012   Valid: 31,227   Quota: 6,246   Turnout: 61.2%

1921 general election[edit]

1921 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Edward Aylward Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin W. T. Cosgrave Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin James Lennon Unopposed N/A 3
Sinn Féin Gearóid O'Sullivan Unopposed N/A 4

See also[edit]

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