South Galway (UK Parliament constituency)

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For the 1948-1969 constituency, see Galway South (Dáil Éireann constituency).
South Galway
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from County Galway

South Galway was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.

Prior to the 1885 general election 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 southern part of County Galway.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 David Sheehy Irish Parliamentary Party
1890 Anti-Parnellite
1900 William John Duffy Irish Parliamentary Party
1918 Frank Fahy Sinn Féin
1921 Constituency merged into Galway (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Elections[edit]

General Election 27 November 1885: Galway South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist David Sheehy unopposed
Turnout 7,220
Irish Nationalist gain from new seat Swing
General Election 6 July 1886: Galway South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist David Sheehy unopposed
Turnout 7,220
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 13 July 1892: Galway South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation David Sheehy 2,623 65.0
Parnellite Nationalist John P. McCarthy 1,411 35.0
Majority 1,212 30.0
Turnout 6,708 60.1
Irish National Federation gain from Irish Nationalist Swing
General Election 19 July 1895: Galway South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish National Federation David Sheehy unopposed
Turnout 7,265
Irish National Federation hold Swing
General Election 5 October 1900: Galway South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William John Duffy unopposed
Turnout 8,148
Irish Nationalist gain from Irish National Federation Swing
General Election 19 January 1906: Galway South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William John Duffy unopposed
Turnout 6,362
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 22 January 1910: Galway South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William John Duffy unopposed
Turnout 6,292
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 8 December 1910: Galway South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Irish Nationalist William John Duffy unopposed
Turnout 6,292
Irish Nationalist hold Swing
General Election 14 December 1918: Galway South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Sinn Féin Frank Fahy 10,621 85.9
Irish Nationalist William John Duffy 1,744 14.1
Majority 8,877 71.8
Turnout 18,507 66.8
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Nationalist Swing

References[edit]