Donegal Borough (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Former Borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1613 (1613)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Disenfranchised

Donegal Borough was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800. It is now represented in the Dáil.

Members of Parliament, 1613–1801[edit]

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1613 William Crofton Walter White
1634 William Crofton Gilbert Domville
1639 Andrew Wilson William Dixon
1661 Henry Brooke[note 1] Thomas Juxon
1689 Donegal Borough was not represented in the Patriot Parliament[2]
1692 William Conolly Whig John Hamilton
1695 William Gore
1703 Sir Ralph Gore, 4th Bt Whig Richard Jones
1713 Sir Arthur Gore, 2nd Bt [note 2] Whig George Macartney
1715 Henry Maxwell Robert Miller
1725 Alexander Montgomery
1727 Arthur Gore [note 3]
1730 John Folliott
1759 Hon. Arthur Saunders Gore
1761 Robert Doyne John Knox
1768 Viscount Sudley Richard Gore
1774 Barry Yelverton [note 4]
1776 James Cuffe [note 5]
June 1776 Henry Vaughan Brooke
1777 Robert Longfield
1779 Henry Cope
October 1783 Henry Hatton Viscount Sudley [note 6]
1783 Sir John Evans-Freke, 2nd Bt
1790 William Downes Humphrey Butler
1797 William Keller
1798 Hugh O'Donnell William Cusack-Smith
1799 Charles Kendal Bushe
1801 Disenfranchised


  1. ^ Knighted in 1664[1]
  2. ^ Also elected for Mayo in 1715, for which he chose to sit
  3. ^ Succeeded as 3rd Baronet in 1741
  4. ^ Also elected for Carrickfergus in 1776, for which he chose to sit
  5. ^ Also elected for Mayo in 1776, for which he chose to sit
  6. ^ Also elected for Baltimore in 1783, for which he chose to sit


  1. ^ W. A. Shaw and G. D. Burtchaell, The Knights of England, vol. II (1906) p. 239.
  2. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 501


  • Return of Members of Parliament, Part II (1878).
  • 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.