Kilkenny County (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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Kilkenny County
Former County constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created  ()
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Kilkenny County

Kilkenny County was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800.


In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Kilkenny County was represented with two members.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1661-1666 John Ponsonby
1689 Patriot Parliament John Grace Robert Walsh
1692 Richard Coote William Ponsonby
1695 Agmondisham Cuffe
1703 Sir Henry Wemys
1715 William Flower
1721 Patrick Wemyss
1727 Hon. William Ponsonby [note 1]
1747 Patrick Wemys
1759 Henry Flood Patriot
1761 Hon. John Ponsonby Patriot James Agar
1776 Hon. Edmund Butler
1779 Joseph Deane
1783 William Brabazon Ponsonby Hon. Henry Welbore Agar
1789 Walter Butler [note 2]
February 1796 Hon. John Wandesford Butler
1796 Hon. James Wandesford Butler
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency County Kilkenny


  1. ^ Styled as Viscount Duncannon from 1739
  2. ^ Styled as Viscount Thurles from 1792


  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 502
  2. ^ Barron, Stephen (April–June 1914). "Distinguished Waterford Families: II -- Barron" (PDF). Journal of the Waterford and South-East Ireland Archaeological Society. 17 (2): 56. 


  • 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.