Nicholas Mahon Power

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Nicholas Mahon Power (1787 – 1823)[1] was an Irish nationalist politician. He sat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1847 to 1859.


Standing as a Repeal Association candidate, he was elected at the 1847 general election as one of the two Members of Parliament (MPs) for County Waterford.[2]

He was re-elected at the 1852 general election.[3] Power and his fellow Waterford MP John Esmonde were elected as candidates of the Irish Liberal Party, which had been in alliance with nationalists.[2] Power's brother Patrick had represented Waterford in 1835.[4]

After the election, and Power and Esmonde were among the 40 Irish Liberals who joined the new Independent Irish Party. The new party did not survive, and Power was re-elected as a Liberal in 1857.[2]

He did not contest the 1859 election, and retired from Parliament.[2]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 1)
  2. ^ a b c d Walker, Brian M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland 1801–1922. A New History of Ireland. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. p. 318. ISBN 0901714127. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  3. ^ "No. 21354". The London Gazette. 31 August 1852. p. 2363. 
  4. ^ Burke, Bernard (1863). "Power of Faithlegg". A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland. p. 1218. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. Robert Carew
William Villiers-Stuart
Member of Parliament for Waterford County
With: Robert Keating 1847–52
John Esmonde from 1852
Succeeded by
John Esmonde
Walter Cecil Talbot