Clonakilty was a constituency in County Cork represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.
Established by a charter of King James I of England granting it to Sir Richard Boyle, it was purchased from Lord Burlington by Speaker Boyle in 1738 and he nominated the provost from three burgesses elected by the Corporation and freemen. In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Clonakilty was represented with two members. In the 1783 election 7 voted. It was disenfranchised by the Act of Union 1800 and Lord Shannon received compensation of £15,000. It was sometimes known as Cloghnakilty.
Members of Parliament, 1613–1801
- ^ Succeeded as 2nd Baronet in 1733
- ^ Also elected for Cork County in 1761, for which he chose to sit
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