Bandonbridge (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Former Borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1613 (1613)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Bandon

Bandonbridge was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.

Boundaries and Boundary Changes[edit]

This constituency was based in the town of Bandon in County Cork.

Following the Act of Union 1800 the borough was disfranchised but retained one seat at the Union.


It was incorporated by charter in 1613 with a Provost, 12 Burgesses and freemen. It had a Corporation, the patron being Francis Bernard and the electorate consisted of 13 burgesses and 50 freemen. In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Bandonbridge was represented with two members.[1]

Members of Parliament, 1613–1801[edit]

Parliament of James I[edit]


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Charles MacCarthy Daniel MacCarthy Reagh
1692 Sir William Moore, 2nd Bt Edward Riggs
1695 Francis Bernard
1703 Richard Gorges
1713 Arthur Bernard
1715 Martin Bladen
1727 George Freke Stephen Bernard
1731 Bellingham Boyle
1761 William Conner Thomas Adderley
1766 Francis Bernard
1776 William Brabazon Ponsonby Lodge Evans Morres
1783 Francis Bernard
1790 Broderick Chinnery [note 1]
1796 William Ponsonby
1798 Robert William O'Callaghan
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Bandon


  1. ^ Created a baronet in 1799


  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 500


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  • T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne, A New History of Ireland 1534-1691, Oxford University Press, 1978
  • Tim Cadogan and Jeremiah Falvey, A Biographical Dictionary of Cork, 2006, Four Courts Press ISBN 1-84682-030-8
  • 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.