Charleville was a constituency in County Cork represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.
The town it represented was named after Charles II. It was enfranchised in 1673, with a sovereign, 12 burgesses and freemen. It belonged to the Earl of Orrery, a branch of the Boyle family. In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Charleville was represented with two members. At the end of the 18th Century the constituency was controlled by the Earl of Shannon and the Earl of Cork who each nominated one member. The compensation of £15,000 for the loss of the seats in the Act of Union 1800 was divided equally between them.
Members of Parliament, 1673–1801
- ^ Expelled in October 1692
- ^ Also elected for Castlemartyr in 1783, for which he chose to sit
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