South Meath (UK Parliament constituency)

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South Meath
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members One
Created from Meath

South Meath was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament (MP) 1885–1922.

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


This constituency comprised the southern part of County Meath.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Edward Sheil Irish Parliamentary Party
1891 Parnellite
1892 Patrick Fulham Anti-Parnellite
1893 by-election Jeremiah Jordan Anti-Parnellite
1895 John Howard Parnell Parnellite
1900 James Laurence Carew Independent Nationalist
1903 David Sheehy Irish Parliamentary Party
1918 Eamonn Duggan Sinn Féin
1922 constituency abolished


Elections in the 1910s[edit]

United Kingdom general election, 1918[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Sinn Féin Edmund John Duggan 6,371 70.4
Irish Parliamentary Thomas O'Donoghue 2,680 29.6
Majority 3,691 40.8
Turnout 9,051 61.5
Sinn Féin gain from Irish Parliamentary Swing
United Kingdom general election, January 1910[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary David Sheehy Unopposed
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

South Meath by-election, 1903
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary David Sheehy 2,245 68.5
Independent Nationalist John Howard Parnell 1,031 31.5
Majority 1,214 1.8
Irish Parliamentary gain from Independent Nationalist Swing