Galway Connemara (UK Parliament constituency)

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Galway Connemara
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from County Galway

Connemara, a division of Galway, was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament (MP) from 1885 to 1922.

Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 the area was part of the Galway County constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the north-western part of County Galway. For details of the areas traditional boundaries see Connemara.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1885 Patrick James Foley Irish Parliamentary Party
1895 William O'Malley Anti-Parnellite
1918 Pádraic Ó Máille Sinn Féin
1921 Constituency merged into Galway (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Elections[edit]

General Election 27 November 1885: Galway Connemara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Patrick James Foley unopposed
Turnout 5,842
Irish Nationalist gain from new seat Swing
General Election 6 July 1886: Galway Connemara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist Patrick James Foley unopposed
Turnout 5,842
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 13 July 1892: Galway Connemara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation Patrick James Foley 2,637 81.5
Parnellite Nationalist John Henry Joyce 598 18.5
Majority 2,039 63.0
Turnout 6,815 47.5
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Nationalist Swing
General Election 19 July 1895: Galway Connemara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation William O’Malley unopposed
Turnout 7,155
Irish National Federation hold Swing
General Election 3 October 1900: Galway Connemara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William O’Malley unopposed
Turnout 8,423
Irish Nationalist gain from Irish National Federation Swing
General Election 19 January 1906: Galway Connemara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William O’Malley unopposed
Turnout 6,438
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 22 January 1910: Galway Connemara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William O’Malley unopposed
Turnout 6,248
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 8 December 1910: Galway Connemara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William O’Malley unopposed
Turnout 6,248
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 14 December 1918: Galway Connemara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Pádraic Ó Máille 11,754 77.1
Irish Nationalist William O'Malley 3,482 22.9
Majority 8.272 54.2
Turnout 24,956 61.1
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)