Bandonbridge (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Former Borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created 1613 (1613)
Abolished 1800
Replaced by Bandon

Bandonbridge was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.

Boundaries and Boundary Changes

This constituency was based in the town of Bandon in County Cork.

Following the Act of Union 1800 the borough was disfranchised but retained one seat at the Union.


It was incorporated by charter in 1613 with a Provost, 12 Burgesses and freemen. It had a Corporation, the patron being Francis Bernard and the electorate consisted of 13 burgesses and 50 freemen. In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Bandonbridge was represented with two members.[1]

Members of Parliament, 1613–1801

Parliament of James I


ElectionFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond party
1689 Patriot Parliament Charles MacCarthy Daniel MacCarthy Reagh
1692 Sir William Moore, 2nd Bt Edward Riggs
1695 Francis Bernard
1703 Richard Gorges
1713 Arthur Bernard
1715 Martin Bladen
1727 George Freke Stephen Bernard
1731 Bellingham Boyle
1761 William Conner Thomas Adderley
1766 Francis Bernard
1776 William Brabazon Ponsonby Lodge Evans Morres
1783 Francis Bernard
1790 Broderick Chinnery [note 1]
1796 William Ponsonby
1798 Robert William O'Callaghan
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Bandon


  1. Created a baronet in 1799


  1. O'Hart (2007), p. 500


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