North Donegal (UK Parliament constituency)

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North Donegal
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members One
Created from Donegal

North Donegal was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.

Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 the area was part of the Donegal constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament.


This constituency comprised the northern part of County Donegal.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Note
1885, December 1 James Edward O'Doherty Irish Parliamentary Resigned
1890, June 25 James Rochfort Maguire Irish Parliamentary Party split
1890, December 1 Irish National League Re-elected for West Clare
1892, July 12 John Mains Irish National Federation
1895, July 15 Thomas Bartholomew Curran Irish National Federation
1900, October 8 William O'Doherty Irish Parliamentary Died 18 May 1905
1905, June 15 John Muldoon Irish Parliamentary
1906, January 16 Philip O'Doherty Irish Parliamentary
1918, December 14 2 Joseph O'Doherty Sinn Féin Did not take his seat at Westminster
1922, October 26 UK constituency abolished


  • 1 Not an election, but the date of a party change. The Irish Parliamentary Party had been created in 1882, on the initiative of Charles Stewart Parnell's Irish National League. Both the IPP and the INL split into Parnellite and Anti-Parnellite factions, in December 1890. The Parnellites remained members of the Irish National League after the split and the Anti-Parnellites organised the Irish National Federation in March 1891. The two organisations and the United Irish League merged in 1900, to re-create the Irish Parliamentary Party.
  • 2 Date of polling day. The result was declared on 28 December 1918, to allow time for votes cast by members of the armed forces to be included in the count.


Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General election 1918: North Donegal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Joseph O'Doherty 7,003 69.5
Irish Parliamentary Philip O'Doherty 3,075 30.5
Majority 3,928 39.0
Turnout 10,078 57.5
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General election 1892: North Donegal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish National Federation James Rochfort Maguire 3,819 77.5 Decrease4.8
Liberal Unionist David Bartholomew McCorkell 1,108 22.5
Majority 2,711 55.0
Turnout 4,927 70.7 Decrease4.0
Irish National Federation hold Swing
North Donegal by-election, 1890
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Rochfort Maguire unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General election 1886: North Donegal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Edward O'Doherty 4,263 82.3 Decrease0.5
Irish Unionist Lt. Col. Harry Hutchinson Augustus Stewart 914 17.7 Increase0.5
Majority 3,349 64.7 0.9
Turnout 5,177 74.7 Decrease5.3
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing
General election 1885: North Donegal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary James Edward O'Doherty 4,597 82.8
Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union Lt. Col. Harry Hutchinson Augustus Stewart 952 17.2
Majority 3,645 65.6
Turnout 5,549 80.0
Irish Parliamentary gain from New Constituency