Thomas Conolly (1823–1876)

Thomas Conolly (23 February 1823 10 August 1876)[1] was an Irish Conservative Party politician.[2] He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Donegal from 1849 until his death in 1876,[2] aged 53. The Conolly summer residence 'Cliff House' on the banks of the River Erne between Belleek, County Fermanagh and Ballyshannon County Donegal was demolished as part of the Erne Hydroelectric scheme, which constructed the Cliff and Cathleen's Fall hydroelectric power stations. Cliff hydroelectric power station was constructed on the site of 'Cliff House' and was commissioned in 1950.


Thomas Conolly MP - 1875 (cdv printed by Chancellor, Lower Sackville Street, Dublin)
Mrs Thomas Conolly of Castletown, Co Donegal - 1875 (cdv printed by Chancellor, Lower Sackville Street, Dublin)
  1. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 2)
  2. 1 2 Walker, Brian M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland 1801–1922. A New History of Ireland. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. p. 267. ISBN 0901714127. ISSN 0332-0286.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Michael Conolly
Francis, Earl of Mount Charle
Member of Parliament for Donegal
1849 1876
With: Sir Edmund Hayes, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Edmund Hayes, Bt
William Wilson

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