Queen's County Ossory (UK Parliament constituency)

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Queen's County Ossory
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members One
Replaced by Queen's County
Created from Queen's County

Ossory, a division of Queen's County, was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1918.

Prior to the 1885 general election and after the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 the area was part of the Queen's County constituency. (From the time of Irish independence, it was not represented in the UK Parliament, as Laois was no longer part of the United Kingdom).


This constituency comprised the western part of Queen's County now known as County Laois.

The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 defined the division as including the Baronies of Clandonagh, Clarmallagh, Maryborough West, Tinnahinch, and Upper Woods, and part of the Barony of Portnahinch.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Arthur O'Connor a Irish Parliamentary Party
1886 Stephen O'Mara Irish Parliamentary Party
1886 William Archibald Macdonald Irish Parliamentary Party
1892 Eugene Crean Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1900 William P. Delany Irish Parliamentary Party
1916 John Lalor Fitzpatrick Irish Parliamentary Party
1918 Constituency merged into Queen's County


  • a O'Connor was returned by more than one seat and elected to sit for East Donegal.