Athlone (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Former constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1607 (1607)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Athlone

Athlone was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800. Between 1725 and 1793 Catholics and those married to Catholics could not vote. Following the Act of Union 1800 the borough became Athlone (UK Parliament constituency).


In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Athlone was represented with two members.[1]

Members of Parliament, 1607–1801[edit]


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Edmund Malone Edmond Malone x
1692 William Handcock Arthur St George
1703 William Jones William Handcock
1715 Henry St George I
1723 Gustavus Handcock
1723 George St George
1727 Peter Holmes
1732 Gustavus Handcock
1751 Robert Handcock
1759 William Handcock I
1761 Henry St George II
1763 Richard St George [note 1]
1783 William Handcock II
1789 Sir Richard St George, 2nd Bt
1800 Richard Handcock
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Athlone


  1. ^ Created a baronet in 1766


  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 504


  • O'Hart, John (2007). The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry: When Cromwell came to Ireland. vol. II. Heritage Books. ISBN 0-7884-1927-7. 
  • Johnston-Liik, E. M. (2002). History of the Irish Parliament, 1692–1800, Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation (28 Feb 2002), ISBN 978-1-903688-09-0
  • T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne, A New History of Ireland 1534-1691, Oxford University Press, 1978
  • Leigh Rayment's historical List of Members of the Irish House of Commonscites: Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2002). The History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800 (6 volumes). Ulster Historical Foundation.