West Waterford (UK Parliament constituency)

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West Waterford
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members One
Replaced by County Waterford
Created from County Waterford and Dungarvan

West Waterford was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1918.

Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 and after the dissolution of Parliament in 1918 the area was part of the County Waterford constituency.

The West Waterford constituency, 1885–1918


This constituency comprised the western part of County Waterford. It included the baronies of Coshmore and Coshbridge, Decies within Drum, and part of the barony of Decies without Drum.[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 Jasper Douglas Pyne Nationalist
1888 Seat vacant'[2]
1890 Alfred Webb Nationalist
1892 Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1895 James John O'Shee (formerly Shee) Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1900 Nationalist
1918 Constituency abolished – see County Waterford



  1. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Branch (Dean and Son, 1896) page 261
  2. ^ After death of Pyne in November 1888, the writ for the by-election was not moved for 15 months