South Donegal (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Donegal
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Created from Donegal

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

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


This constituency comprised the southern part of County Donegal.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party Note
1885, December 8 Bernard Kelly Irish Parliamentary replaced Thomas Lea
1886, July 1 Bernard Kelly Irish Parliamentary Died January 1, 1887
1887, February 2 John Gordon Swift MacNeill Irish Parliamentary By-election
1890, December 1 Anti-Parnellite Party split
1891, March 1 Irish National Federation Party reunion
1900, October 6 Irish Parliamentary
1918, December 14 2 Peter Joseph Ward 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.