Galway Borough (UK Parliament constituency)

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Galway Borough
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons

Galway Borough was a United Kingdom Parliament constituency, in Ireland. It returned one MP 1801–1832, two MPs 1832–1885 and one thereafter. It was an original constituency represented in Parliament when the Union of Great Britain and Ireland took effect on 1 January 1801.


This constituency was the Parliamentary borough of Galway in County Galway.

Members of Parliament[edit]

  • Constituency created (1801)
Year Member
1801 St. George Daly
1801 John Brabazon Ponsonby
1802 Denis Bowes Daly
1805 James Daly
1811 Frederick Ponsonby
1813 Valentine Blake
1820 Michael George Prendergast
1826 James O'Hara
1831 John James Bodkin
  • Representation increased to two seats (1832)
Year First member Second member
1832 Andrew Henry Lynch Lachlan MacLachlan[1]
1833 Martin Joseph Blake
1841 Sir Valentine Blake, Bt
1847 James Henry Monahan
1847 Anthony O'Flaherty
1857 Lord Dunkellin
1859 John Orrell Lever
1865 Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, Bt Michael Morris
1867 George Morris
1868 William St Lawrence
1874 Frank Hugh O'Donnell George Morris
1874 Michael Francis Ward
1880 Thomas Power O'Connor John Orrell Lever
  • Representation reduced to one seat (1885)
Election Member Party
1885 Thomas Power O'Connor Irish Parliamentary Party
1886 William Henry O'Shea Irish Nationalist
1886 John Pinkerton Irish Parliamentary Party
18901 Irish National Federation (Anti-Parnellite)
1900 Martin Morris Conservative
1901 Arthur Lynch[2] Irish Parliamentary Party
1903 Charles Ramsay Devlin Irish Parliamentary Party
1906 Stephen Gwynn Irish Parliamentary Party
1918 Constituency abolished

1There was no election but the IPP split into two factions, and Pinkerton joined the faction opposing Parnell.


General Election 1885[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Thomas Power O'Connor 1,335
T. G. Hallett 164
Majority 1,171
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing
Galway Borough by-election, 1886[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary William Henry O'Shea 644
Irish Parliamentary Thomas Lynch 54
Majority 888
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing
General Election 1886[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Pinkerton unopposed
General Election 1892[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Pinkerton 644
Irish Parliamentary A. Lynch 593
Majority 51
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing
General Election 1895[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary John Pinkerton 595
Irish Parliamentary Edmund Leamy 405
Conservative Hon. Martin Morris 395
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing
General Election 1900[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hon. Martin Morris 882
Irish Parliamentary Edmund Leamy 765
Majority 117
Conservative gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing


  1. ^ 1832:On petition, Lachlan MacLachlan was unseated and Martin Joseph Blake declared elected (Walker, page 52)
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27382. p. 8559. 3 December 1901.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Election intelligence" The Times (London). Monday, 9 September 1901. (36555), p. 10.