Donegal–Leitrim (Dáil Éireann constituency)
|Former Dáil Éireann
|County/City council||County Donegal
Donegal–Leitrim was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1969 to 1977. The constituency elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).
Donegal–Leitrim was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974. The areas in County Donegal were mostly incorporated into the new Donegal constituency, while the more northerly Leitrim territories and the southern area of Donegal (around Bundoran and Ballyshannon), were incorporated into the substantially revised Sligo–Leitrim.
Its territory did not change in the eight years of its existence, and was defined in the 1969 Act as being:
- "In the administrative county of Donegal, the district electoral divisions of:
- Ballintra, Ballyshannon Rural, Ballyshannon Urban, Bundoran Rural, Carrickboy, Cavangarden, Cliff, in the former Rural District of Ballyshannon;
- Ballintra, Binbane, Bonnyglen, Clogher, Corkemore, Donegal, Dunkineely, Eanymore, Grousehall, Haugh, Inver, Laghy, Lough Eask, Pettigoe. Tantallon Tawnawully, Templecarn, Tullynaught, in the former Rural District of Donegal;
- Magheraclogher (with the exception of the townland of Glentornan), Meenaclalp in the former Rural District of Dunfanaghy.
- Annagary, Aran, Ardara, Crovehy, Crowkeeragh, Crownarad, Dawros, Doocharry, Dunglo, Fintown, Glencolmcille, Glengesh, Glenleheen, Glenties, Graffy, Inishkeel Kilcar, Kilgoly, Killybegs, Largymore, Letter macaward, Maas, Maghery, Malin Beg, Mulmosog, Rutland, Tieveskeelta, in the former Rural District of Glenties;
- Altnapaste, Castlefinn, Cloghan, Cloghard Convoy (with the exception of the townlands of Aughagault, Aughagault Big, Breen, Drumkeen, Mullaghfin, Stralongford, Treantaboy), Dooish, Gleneely, Goland, Killygordon, Knock, Stranorlar, Urney West, and the townlands of:
- Aghawee, Ardnaglass, Ballybogan, Camus, Churchtown, Gortin South, Gortnavilly, Legnabraid, Tirkeeran, Untshinagh Lower, Unshinagh Upper, in the district electoral division of Clondeigh South; Ardvarnock Glebe, Deerpark, Flemingstown, Kiltole Tullydonnell Lower, Tullydonnell Upper, in the district electoral division of Figart; in the former Rural District of Stranorlar;
- and the urban district of Bundoran;
- and, in the administrative county of Leitrim, the district electoral divisions of:
- Aghalateeve, Aghanlish, Aghavoghill, Gubacreeny, Kinlough, Melvin, Tullaghan, in the former Rural District of Kinlough;
- Ballaghameehan, Belhavel, Cloonclare, Cloonlogher, Drumahaire, Glenade, Glenaniff, Glenboy, Glencar, Glenfarn, Killarga, Kiltyclogher, Lurganboy, Manorhamilton, Munakill, Sramor in the former Rural District of Manorhamilton."
|Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Donegal–Leitrim 1969–1977|
|1970 by-election||Patrick Delap
|21st||1977||Constituency abolished. See Donegal and Sligo–Leitrim|
Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.
1973 general election
|1973 general election: Donegal–Leitrim|
|Ceann Comhairle||Cormac Breslin||Automatically returned||N/A||1|
|Fianna Fáil||Joseph Brennan||10,240||36.4||2|
|Fine Gael||James White||7,122||25.3||3|
|Fianna Fáil||Patrick Delap||5,146||18.3|
|Fine Gael||Francis Cunningham||3,103||11.0|
|Sinn Féin (Official)||Séamus Rodgers||2,436||8.7|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 28,169 Quota: 9,390 Turnout:|
|Donegal-Leitrim by-election, 1970: Donegal–Leitrim|
|Fianna Fáil||Patrick Delap||15,485||53.0||1||1|
|Fine Gael||James White||12,926||44.2|
|Labour Party||Maeve Gilmartin||804||2.8|
|Electorate: 38,605 Valid: 29,215 Quota: 14,608 Turnout: 75.7%|
1969 general election
|1969 general election: Donegal–Leitrim|
|Ceann Comhairle||Cormac Breslin||Automatically returned||N/A||1||1|
|Fianna Fáil||Joseph Brennan||14,108||50.7||2||1|
|Fine Gael||Patrick O'Donnell||8,141||29.3||3|
|Labour Party||George Hunter||883||3.2|
|Labour Party||Maeve Gilmartin||789||2.8|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 27,804 Quota: 9,269 Turnout:|
- Parliamentary constituencies in the Republic of Ireland
- Politics of the Republic of Ireland
- List of historic Dáil Éireann constituencies
- Elections in the Republic of Ireland
- "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1969: (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
- Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286.
- "General election 1969: Donegal–Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
- "By-election 1970: Donegal–Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
- "General election 1973: Donegal–Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 19 September 2010.