Birr (UK Parliament constituency)

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King's County Birr
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members one
Replaced by King's County
Created from King's County

Birr, a division of King's County, was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1918.

Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 and after the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 the area was part of the King's County constituency.


This constituency comprised the south-western part of King's County now known as County Offaly. It consisted of the baronies of Ballycowan, Ballyboy and Eglish, Ballybritt, Clonlisk and Garrycastle.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Bernard Charles Molloy Irish Parliamentary Party
1892 Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1900 Michael Reddy Irish Parliamentary Party
1918 Constituency merged into King's County



  1. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Branch (Dean and Son, 1896) page 217.