Clare (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Former County constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created ()
Replaced byClare

Clare was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800.


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

Members of Parliament[edit]


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Daniel O'Brien John MacNamara
1692 Sir Donough O'Brien, 1st Bt Sir Joseph Williamson
1695 Sir Henry Ingoldsby, 1st Baronet
1703 Lucius O'Brien
1715 Francis Gore John Ivers
1725 George Purdon
1727 Francis Burton Sir Edward O'Brien, 2nd Bt
1745 Robert Hickman
1757 Murrough O'Brien
1761 Francis Pierpoint Burton
1765 Charles MacDonnell
1768 Sir Lucius O'Brien, 3rd Bt
1776 Edward FitzGerald Hugh Dillon Massy [note 1]
1778 Sir Lucius O'Brien, 3rd Bt
1783 Sir Hugh Massy, 1st Bt
1790 Francis Nathaniel Burton Francis McNamara
1797 Hugh Dillon Massy
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Clare


  1. ^ Declared not duly elected in 1776



  • 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.

Coordinates: 52°53′58.95″N 9°7′10.28″W / 52.8997083°N 9.1195222°W / 52.8997083; -9.1195222