Mayo South (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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For the 1885–1922 constituency, see South Mayo (UK Parliament constituency).
Mayo South
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1923
Abolished 1969
Seats 5 (1923–1948)
4 (1948–1969)
County/City council County Mayo

Mayo South was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1923 to 1969. The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History[edit]

The constituency was created under the Electoral Act 1923 for the 1923 general election to Dáil Éireann, whose members formed the 4th Dáil.[1]

From 1923 to 1948, Mayo South elected 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). Under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947, this was reduced to 4 with effect from the 1948 general election.[2]

It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969, when it and Mayo North were replaced by the two new constituencies of Mayo East and Mayo West.[3]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency covered the county electoral areas of Castlebar, Claremorris and Westport, in the administrative county of Mayo.[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Mayo South 1923–1969[4]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
4th 1923[5] William Sears
(CnaG)
Tom Maguire
(Rep)
Joseph MacBride
(CnaG)
Michael Kilroy
(Rep)
Martin Nally
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[6] Eugene Mullen
(FF)
Thomas J. O'Connell
(Lab)
James FitzGerald-Kenney
(CnaG)
Michael Kilroy
(FF)
6th 1927 (Sep)[7] Richard Walsh
(FF)
7th 1932[8] Edward Moane
(FF)
8th 1933[9]
9th 1937[10] James FitzGerald-Kenney
(FG)
Micheál Clery
(FF)
Martin Nally
(FG)
10th 1938[11] Micheál Ó Móráin
(FF)
11th 1943[12] Joseph Blowick
(CnaT)
Dominick Cafferky
(CnaT)
12th 1944[13] Richard Walsh
(FF)
1945 by-election[14] Bernard Commons
(CnaT)
13th 1948[15] 4 seats
1948–1969
14th 1951[16] Seán Flanagan
(FF)
Dominick Cafferky
(CnaT)
15th 1954[17] Henry Kenny
(FG)
16th 1957[18]
17th 1961[19]
18th 1965[20] Michael Lyons
(FG)
19th 1969 Constituency abolished. See Mayo East and Mayo West

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]

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Mayo South[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Micheál Ó Móráin 7,286 23.7 1 1
Fine Gael Henry Kenny 7,071 23.0 2 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Flanagan 4,799 15.6 3
Fine Gael Michael Lyons 4,265 13.9 4
Fine Gael Martin Finn 4,247 13.8
Clann na Poblachta Oliver Morahan 1,651 5.4
Fianna Fáil John J. Keane 1,442 4.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,761   Quota: 6,153   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Mayo South[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Micheál Ó Móráin 6,965 23.1 1 1
Fine Gael Henry Kenny 6,215 20.7 2 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Flanagan 4,368 14.5 3
Clann na Talmhan Joseph Blowick 4,088 13.6 4
Fine Gael Martin Finn 2,409 8.0
Fine Gael Michael Lyons 2,230 7.4
Independent Dominick Cafferky 1,941 6.5
Fianna Fáil George McGuire 1,236 4.1
Clann na Talmhan Thomas Thornton 645 2.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,097   Quota: 6,020   Turnout:

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Mayo South[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Micheál Ó Móráin 5,624 16.5 1
Clann na Talmhan Joseph Blowick 5,749 16.8 2
Fianna Fáil Seán Flanagan 5,391 15.8 3
Fine Gael Henry Kenny 4,411 12.9 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick Duffy 3,624 10.6
Clann na Talmhan Dominick Cafferky 3,311 9.7
Clann na Talmhan Douglas Kelly 2,525 7.4
Fine Gael Michael Lyons 2,366 6.9
Clann na Poblachta Oliver Morahan 1,155 3.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,156   Quota: 6,832   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Mayo South[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Clann na Talmhan Joseph Blowick 6,338 17.3 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Flanagan 5,742 15.7 2
Fianna Fáil Micheál Ó Móráin 4,204 11.5 3
Fine Gael Henry Kenny 4,983 13.6 4
Fine Gael Michael Lyons 3,400 9.3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Duffy 3,309 9.0
Clann na Talmhan Dominick Cafferky 3,197 8.7
Clann na Talmhan Bernard Commons 2,669 7.3
Fianna Fáil Bernard Joyce 2,190 6.0
Independent Martin Carney 603 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,635   Quota: 7,328   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Mayo South[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Clann na Talmhan Joseph Blowick 6,974 18.1 1
Clann na Talmhan Dominick Cafferky 5,947 15.5 2
Fianna Fáil Micheál Ó Móráin 5,187 13.5 3
Fianna Fáil Seán Flanagan 3,887 10.1 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gibbons 4,756 12.4
Fine Gael John Ruane 4,085 10.6
Clann na Talmhan Bernard Commons 3,751 9.8
Fianna Fáil Martin Cassidy 2,713 7.1
Fine Gael Patrick Shanley 578 1.5
Fine Gael Patrick Gavin 561 1.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 38,439   Quota: 7,688   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Mayo South[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 4,594 11.8 1
Clann na Talmhan Bernard Commons 4,393 11.3 2
Fianna Fáil Micheál Ó Móráin 3,713 9.6 3
Clann na Talmhan Joseph Blowick 5,052 13.0 4
Clann na Talmhan Dominick Cafferky 4,193 10.8
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gibbons 3,889 10.0
Fianna Fáil Patrick Regan 3,534 9.1
Fine Gael John Ruane 3,379 8.7
Clann na Poblachta John Durcan 2,307 5.9
Clann na Poblachta Owen Hughes 1,967 5.1
Fine Gael John McCarthy 983 2.5
Clann na Poblachta John Grealy 883 2.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 38,887   Quota: 7,778   Turnout:

1945 by-election[edit]

Following the resignation of Fianna Fáil TD Micheál Clery, a by-election was held on 4 December 1945. The seat was won by the Clann na Talmhan candidate Bernard Commons

1945 by-election: Mayo South[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Clann na Talmhan Bernard Commons 16,977 53.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Charles Gilmartin 14,861 46.7
Electorate: 59,000   Valid: 31,838   Quota: 15,920   Turnout: 53.9%

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Mayo South[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Micheál Clery 6,814 17.4 1 1
Clann na Talmhan Dominick Cafferky 5,743 14.7 2
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 5,366 13.7 3
Clann na Talmhan Joseph Blowick 4,471 11.4 4
Fianna Fáil Micheál Ó Móráin 4,620 11.8 5
Independent Bernard Commons 3,789 9.7
Fine Gael James FitzGerald-Kenney 3,738 9.5
Fianna Fáil Michael Kilroy 2,825 7.2
Fine Gael John O'Connor 1,819 4.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 39,185   Quota: 6,531   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Mayo South[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Micheál Clery 6,118 14.6 1
Clann na Talmhan Dominick Cafferky 5,415 12.9 2
Clann na Talmhan Joseph Blowick 4,992 11.9 3
Fine Gael James FitzGerald-Kenney 3,052 7.3 4
Fianna Fáil Micheál Ó Móráin 3,516 8.4 5
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 4,283 10.2
Clann na Talmhan Bernard Commons 3,695 8.8
Fianna Fáil Michael Gallagher 2,892 6.9
Independent John Morahan 2,307 5.5
Fine Gael William Gallagher 1,925 4.6
Fine Gael Martin Nally 1,791 4.3
Labour Party James Quigley 790 1.9
Labour Party William Walsh 669 1.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,843   Quota: 6,974   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Mayo South[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Micheál Clery 8,781 20.5 1 1
Fine Gael James FitzGerald-Kenney 6,727 15.7 2
Fianna Fáil Micheál Ó Móráin 5,395 12.6 3
Fine Gael Martin Nally 4,813 11.2 4
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 6,816 15.9 5
Fine Gael William Gallagher 4,779 11.2
Fianna Fáil Edward Moane 4,617 10.8
Labour Party James Quigley 923 2.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,851   Quota: 7,142   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Mayo South[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Micheál Clery 8,235 20.0 1 1
Fine Gael James FitzGerald-Kenney 5,951 14.5 2
Fianna Fáil Edward Moane 3,684 9.0 3
Fine Gael Martin Nally 3,906 9.5 4
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 6,373 15.5 5
Fine Gael James Morrisroe 3,988 9.7
Fine Gael James McGing 3,834 9.3
Fianna Fáil Micheál Ó Móráin 3,246 7.9
Independent Malachi Forde 1,907 4.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,124   Quota: 6,855   Turnout:

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Mayo South[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael Kilroy 7,033 17.2 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James FitzGerald-Kenney 5,588 13.6 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Nally 4,926 12.0 3
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 6,410 15.6 4
Fianna Fáil Edward Moane 5,706 13.9 5
Fianna Fáil George Maguire 5,805 14.2
Cumann na nGaedheal James McGing 3,764 9.2
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick O'Donnell 1,773 4.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,005   Quota: 6,835   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Mayo South[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal James FitzGerald-Kenney 7,041 18.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 6,945 18.0 2 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Kilroy 5,589 14.5 3
Fianna Fáil Edward Moane 4,711 12.2 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Nally 3,414 8.9 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Moran 3,094 8.0
Labour Party Thomas J. O'Connell 3,085 8.0
Fianna Fáil George Maguire 2,839 7.4
Independent Thomas Moclair 1,796 4.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 38,514   Quota: 6,420   Turnout:

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Mayo South[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 4,978 14.5 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Kilroy 4,171 12.2 2
Cumann na nGaedheal James FitzGerald-Kenney 5,650 16.5 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Nally 5,241 15.3 4
Labour Party Thomas J. O'Connell 3,790 11.0 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick O'Donnell 4,058 11.8
Fianna Fáil Edward Moane 3,344 9.7
Fianna Fáil Eugene Mullen 3,104 9.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,336   Quota: 5,723   Turnout:

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Mayo South[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Thomas J. O'Connell 4,144 12.1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Nally 3,429 10.0 2
Fianna Fáil Michael Kilroy 3,836 11.2 3
Cumann na nGaedheal James FitzGerald-Kenney 2,886 8.4 4
Fianna Fáil Eugene Mullen 3,282 9.6 5
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 3,268 9.6
Fianna Fáil Edward Moane 3,056 8.9
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick O'Donnell 2,336 6.8
Independent Thomas Moclair 2,260 6.6
Cumann na nGaedheal Joseph MacBride 1,769 5.2
Cumann na nGaedheal William Sears 1,728 5.1
Farmers' Party Peter Tuohy 1,093 3.2
Farmers' Party Thomas Kelly 1,075 3.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,162   Quota: 5,694   Turnout:

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Mayo South[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal William Sears 6,571 20.5 1 1
Republican Tom Maguire 5,712 17.8 2 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Joseph MacBride 4,758 14.8 3
Republican Michael Kilroy 3,516 11.0 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Nally 3,468 10.8 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Charles Bewley 2,479 7.7
Republican Thomas Derrig 2,148 6.7
Labour Party Michael O'Connor 1,298 4.1
Independent P. J. O'Malley 1,175 3.7
Farmers' Party Peter Tuohy 929 2.9
Electorate: 58,513   Valid: 32,054   Quota: 5,343   Turnout: 54.8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral Act, 1923: (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1947: First Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1969: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  4. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
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  6. ^ a b "General election June 1927: Mayo South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
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  8. ^ a b "General election 1932: Mayo South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "General election 1933: Mayo South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "General election 1937: Mayo South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "General election 1938: Mayo South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "General election 1943: Mayo South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "General election 1944: Mayo South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  14. ^ a b "By-election 1945: Mayo South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  15. ^ a b "General election 1948: Mayo South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  16. ^ a b "General election 1951: Mayo South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  17. ^ a b "General election 1954: Mayo South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  18. ^ a b "General election 1957: Mayo South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  19. ^ a b "General election 1961: Mayo South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  20. ^ a b "General election 1965: Mayo South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 

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