Dingle (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Former Corporation constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1607 (1607)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

Dingle was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.

Boundaries and Boundary Changes[edit]

This constituency was based in the town of Dingle in County Kerry.


It was incorporated by charter in 1607 with a Provost, 12 Burgesses and 150 freemen two resident. It had a Corporation, and the electorate consisted of 13 burgesses and 150 freemen. In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Dingle was represented with two members.[1] Following the Act of Union 1800 the borough was disfranchised.

Members of Parliament, 1607–1801[edit]


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Edward Rice FitzJames John Hussey
1692 William FitzMaurice Frederick William Mullins
1695 John Blennerhassett
1703 Francis Brewster
1713 Thomas Crosbie John Pratt
1727 Sir Maurice Crosbie [note 1]
1728 John FitzGerald
1731 Hon. John Perceval [note 2]
1741 Robert FitzGerald
1749 Sir William Fownes, 2nd Bt
1761 Maurice FitzGerald
1776 Richard Townsend [note 3]
1777 Robert Alexander
1782 Richard Boyle Townsend
1783 Hayes St Leger [note 4]
1783 John Townsend
1795 Bartholomew Hoare
1798 Lodge Evans Morres Sir James Cotter, 2nd Bt [note 5]
1798 William Thomas Monsell
1800 Hon. William Townsend Mullins
1801 Disenfranchised


  1. ^ Also elected for Kerry in 1727, for which he chose to sit
  2. ^ Styled as Viscount Perceval from 1733
  3. ^ Also elected for Cork County in 1776, for which he chose to sit
  4. ^ Also elected for Doneraile in 1783, for which he chose to sit
  5. ^ Also elected for Castlemartyr in 1798, for which he chose to sit


  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 502


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  • Johnston-Liik, E. M. (2002). History of the Irish Parliament, 1692–1800, Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation (28 February 2002), ISBN 1-903688-09-4, [1]
  • T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne, A New History of Ireland 1534–1691, Oxford University Press, 1978
  • 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.