Carlow Borough (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former Borough constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||County Carlow|
Carlow Borough was a Parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) from 1801 to 1885.
The boundaries of the Cities and Boroughs in Ireland were defined by an Act passed in 1832, whose long title was "An Act to settle and describe the Limits of Cities, Towns, and Boroughs in Ireland, in so far as respects the Election of Members to serve in Parliament." This legislation was subsequently given the short title of the Parliamentary Boundaries (Ireland) Act 1832.
The boundaries of this constituency were described as follows.
"From the Point below the Town at which the River Barrow is met by the Southern Wall of the Grounds of the House belonging to Mr. Carey, Adjutant to the Carlow Militia, Eastward, along the said Wall to the Point at which the same meets the Kilkenny Road; thence in a straight Line to the Southern Corner of the Infirmary; thence in a straight Line to the Point a little above the Barracks at which the River Burren is joined by a small Stream; thence up the said Stream, and across the Tullow Road, to the Point at which the same Stream is met by a Hedge which runs down thereto from opposite the Southern End of the Plantation attached to the House on the Baltinglass Road which belongs to Mr. Hunt and is occupied by Mr. Butler; thence along the said Hedge to the Point at which the same meets the Baltinglass Road; thence in a straight Line in the Direction of the Cupola of the Lunatic Asylum to the Point at which such straight Line cuts a Road which runs between the Baltinglass Road and the Dublin Road; thence in a straight Line to a Gate on the Eastern Side of the Dublin Road which is distant about One hundred Yards to the North of the North-eastern Corner of the Enclosure Wall of the Lunatic Asylum; thence in a straight Line to the Point at which the Road to Athy is met by the North Boundary of the Demesne of the Roman Catholic Bishop; thence along the said Boundary till it meets the River at the Point; thence along the River to the North Corner of the Wall of the Burial Ground; thence in a straight Line to the Spire of Graigue Church; thence in a straight Line to the Summer House in Mr. Wilson's Garden; thence in a straight Line to the Point first described."
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 1850s
|Independent Irish||John Sadleir||112||54.1|
|Conservative||Robert Clayton Browne||95||45.9|
|Independent Irish gain from Whig||Swing|
Sadleir was appointed a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, requiring a by-election.
|Conservative gain from Independent Irish||Swing||+5.7|
|Whig||Arthur Edward Valette Ponsonby||79||38.3||−15.8|
|Conservative gain from Independent Irish||Swing||+15.8|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+14.9|
Elections in the 1860s
Elections in the 1870s
|Home Rule||Henry Owen Lewis||Unopposed|
|Home Rule gain from Liberal|
Elections in the 1880s
|Home Rule League (Parnellite)||Charles Dawson||149||52.5||N/A|
|Conservative||Henry Thomas Butler||135||47.5||N/A|
|Home Rule hold||Swing||N/A|
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