Dublin University (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Dublin University
Former constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1603 (1603)
Abolished 1801
Replaced by University of Dublin

Dublin University was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1603 to 1801.


This university constituency was first enfranchised as a Parliamentary constituency in 1603. It was given two members in the Parliament of Ireland.

The university was not represented in the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, under the Instrument of Government, after it was established in 1654. Following the restoration of the King in 1660 the Parliament of Ireland was re-established and the constituency again returned two members of parliament. See First Protectorate Parliament for the list of Irish constituencies during the Protectorate. In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Dublin University was represented with two members.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

1613–1615 William Temple, Provost, and Charles Doyne
William Bedell, Provost, and James Donnellan, elected 1628 at by-election
William Fitzgerald[disambiguation needed] elected in place of Bedell, who resigned
1634–1635 Sir James Ware, Bt, and James Donnellan
1639–1649 Sir James Ware, Bt, and William Gilbert
1661–1666 Sir James Ware, Bt, and John Butler, 1st Earl of Gowran


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Sir John Meade, 1st Baronet Joseph Coghlan
1692 Sir Cyril Wynche (or Wyche) William Molyneux Whig[2]
1695 Richard Aldworth
1698 William Crowe
1703 Sir William Robinson Edward Southwell
1713 Marmaduke Coghill Whig John Elwood
1715 Samuel Dopping
1721 Edward Hopkins
1727 Samuel Molyneux
1728 John Elwood
1739 Philip Tisdall
1741 Archibald Acheson [note 1]
1761 William Clement
1768 Sir Capel Molyneux, 3rd Bt
1776 Walter Hussey Burgh Patriot Richard Hely-Hutchinson [note 2]
1778 John FitzGibbon
1782 Laurence Parsons Patriot[3]
1783 Arthur Browne
1790 Hon. Francis Hely-Hutchinson
1798 Hon. George Knox
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Dublin University


  1. ^ Succeeded as 6th Baronet in 1749
  2. ^ Declared not duly elected in 1776