Dublin County (UK Parliament constituency)

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For the 1921–1969 constituency, see Dublin County (Dáil Éireann constituency).
Dublin County
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Replaced by North Dublin and South Dublin

Dublin County was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The constituency was created under the Act of Union 1800, replacing the Dublin County constituency in the Parliament of Ireland. For the 1885 general election, it was replaced with two new county divisions, Dublin County South and Dublin County North.


This constituency comprised the whole of County Dublin, except for the Dublin borough constituency (which was separately represented). The borough comprised the whole of the county of the city of Dublin and the portion of the county at large within the Circular Road (see Dublin City (UK Parliament constituency) for further details.

A Topographical Directory of Ireland, published in 1837, describes some aspects of the Parliamentary history of the county.

Two knights of the shire are returned to the Imperial parliament, who are elected at the county court-house at Kilmainham : the number of electors registered under the 2d of William IV., c. 88, up to Feb. 1st, 1837, is 2728, of which 788 were £50, 407 £20, and 622 £10, freeholders; 18 £50, 427 £20, and 423 £10, leaseholders; and 12 £50, 30 £20, and 1 £10, rent-chargers : the number that voted at the last general election was 1480. Prior to the Union, the boroughs of Swords and Newcastle sent each two members to the Irish House of Commons.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
1801, 1 January Hans Hamilton Sir Frederick Falkiner, Bt
1807, 26 May Richard Talbot
1823, 11 February Henry White
1830, 16 August Lord Brabazon
1832, 22 December Christopher Fitzsimon Repeal Association George Hampden Evans Whig
1837, 7 August Lord Brabazon
1841, 16 July James Hans Hamilton Thomas Edward Taylor Conservative
1863, 22 April Ion Hamilton
1883, 27 February Edward King-Harman Conservative
1885 Constituency divided: see Dublin County South and Dublin County North


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