Carlow Borough (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

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

Carlow Borough was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons.

Boundaries and boundary changes

This constituency was the borough of Carlow in County Carlow. It returned two members to the Parliament of Ireland from 1613 to 1800.


In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Boyle was represented with two members.[1] Following the Act of Union 1800 the borough retained one parliamentary seat in the United Kingdom House of Commons.

Members of Parliament, 1613–1801


ElectionFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond party
1689 Patriot Parliament Mark Baggot John Warren
1692 Sir William Russell, 4th Bt Walter Weldon
1695 Edmond Jones Robert Curtis
September 1703 Richard Wolseley Hon. Charles Howard [note 1]
1703 Walter Weldon
1713 Sir Thomas Burdett, 1st Baronet
1715 Richard Wolseley
1725 John Hamilton
1727 James Hamilton Richard Wolseley [note 2]
1761 Robert Burton
1765 Robert Doyne
1768 Edward Hoare John Hyde [note 3]
1769 James Somerville
June 1776 John Prendergast Hon. John Ponsonby [note 4]
1776 Arthur Dawson
1783 Sir John Browne, 7th Bt Charles des Voeux [note 5]
January 1790 Hon. James Caulfield Browne
May 1790 Augustus Cavendish-Bradshaw John Ormsby Vandeleur
1796 Sir Frederick Flood, 1st Bt
January 1798 Henry Sadlier Prittie William Elliot [note 6]
1798 John Wolfe
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Carlow Borough


  1. Declared not duly elected in 1703
  2. Created a baronet in 1745
  3. Also elected for Cork County in 1768, for which he chose to sit
  4. Also elected for Kilkenny County in 1776, for which he chose to sit
  5. Created a baronet in 1787
  6. Also elected for St Canice in 1798, for which he chose to sit


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


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