Castlebar (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Former constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1614 (1614)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

Castlebar was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1614 to 1800. The area is in County Mayo. Between 1725 and 1793 Catholics and those who were married to Catholics could not vote.


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

Members of Parliament, 1614–1801[edit]


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament John Bermingham Thomas Bourke
1692 John Bingham Robert Ormsby [note 1]
August 1695 William Palmer
1695 Edward Eyre
1703 Gerald Cuffe
1713 Sir George Browne, 4th Bt
1715 John Bingham Henry Bingham
1727 John Wynne
1744 John Browne
1747 Henry Mitchell
May 1761 Joshua Cooper Sir Charles Bingham, 7th Bt [note 2]
1761 Richard Gore
1768 John Knox Edward Kirwan
1775 John William Hamilton
1776 Stephen Popham Thomas Coghlan
1783 James Browne Thomas Warren
1790 Edward FitzGerald John Francis Cradock
January 1798 Thomas Lindsay Denis Browne [note 3]
1798 Thomas Lindsay
1800 George Miller
1801 Disenfranchised


  1. ^ Also elected for Galway Borough in 1695, for which he chose to sit
  2. ^ Also elected for Mayo in 1761, for which he chose to sit
  3. ^ Also elected for Mayo in 1798, for which he chose to sit


  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 503


  • 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. 
  • 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.