Athy (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Former constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created1614 (1614)
Replaced byDisenfranchised

Athy was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800. Following the Act of Union 1800 the borough was disenfranchised.


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

Members of Parliament, 1560–1801[edit]

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1560 Richard Mothill[2] Rowland Cassyn [2]
1613 Walter Weldon[2] Sir Robert Digby[3]
1634 Sir Maurice Eustace[3] Edward Blount[3]
1639 Steven Stephens[2] Sir Robert Meredith [3]
1661 William Weldon[2] Henry Brenn [2]
1689 Patriot Parliament William FitzGerald William Archbold
1692 Raphael Hunt Richard Locke
1695 Maurice Keating
1703 Richard Meredyth
1713 John Lyons
1715 Richard Allen
1727 Sir Walter Borrowes, 4th Bt Marcus Anthony Morgan
1741 Lord Offaly
1744 Walter Weldon
1753 Robert Sandford
May 1761 Henry Sandford [note 1] James McManus
1761 Robert Sandford
December 1761 Richard Stearne Tighe
1762 William Smith
1768 John St Leger William Burgh
1769 Walter Hussey Burgh Patriot
1776 Thomas Burgh Thomas Burgh
1783 Lord Edward FitzGerald Patriot
1790 Lord Henry FitzGerald [note 2] Patriot Arthur Ormsby
1791 Frederick John Falkiner
1798 William Hare Richard Hare
1801 Constituency disenfranchised


  1. ^ Also elected for Kildare Borough in 1761, for which he chose to sit
  2. ^ Also elected for Dublin City in 1790, for which he chose to sit


  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 502
  2. ^ a b c d e f Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 619.
  3. ^ a b c d


  • 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 1-903688-09-4
  • 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.