Tipperary (UK Parliament constituency)

Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members Two
Replaced by East Tipperary, Mid Tipperary, North Tipperary and South Tipperary

Tipperary, also known as Tipperary County, was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which from 1801 to 1885 returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.


This constituency comprised the whole of County Tipperary, except the Parliamentary boroughs of Cashel (1801-1870) and Clonmel (1801-1885). In 1885 the constituency was divided into East Tipperary, Mid Tipperary, North Tipperary and South Tipperary.

Members of Parliament

Year1st Member1st Party2nd Member2nd Party
1801 Francis Mathew, Viscount Mathew (later Earl of Llandaff) John Bagwell
17 Nov 1806 Montague James Mathew Whig Francis Aldborough Prittie Whig
17 Jul 1818 Richard Butler, Viscount Cahir
2 Mar 1819 William Bagwell Tory
8 Apr 1819 Francis Aldborough Prittie Whig
28 Jun 1826 John Hely Hutchinson (later Earl of Donoughmore) Whig
21 Aug 1830 Thomas Wyse Whig
12 May 1831 John Hely Hutchinson (later Earl of Donoughmore) Whig
8 Aug 1832 Robert Otway-Cave
17 Dec 1832 Cornelius O'Callaghan Liberal Richard Lalor Sheil Repealer
21 Jan 1835 Robert Otway Cave Liberal
14 Jul 1841 Valentine Maher Liberal
10 Feb 1844 Nicholas Maher Repealer
21 Feb 1845 Richard Albert Fitzgerald Repealer
11 Aug 1847 Francis Scully Repealer
26 Jul 1852 Independent Liberal James Sadleir[1] Independent Liberal
16 Mar 1857 Daniel O'Donoghue Independent Liberal
14 Apr 1857 Laurence Waldron Liberal
24 Feb 1865 Charles Moore Liberal
24 Jul 1865 John Blake Dillon Liberal
17 Oct 1866 Charles William White Liberal
27 Nov 1869 Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa[2] Independent Nationalist
23 Feb 1870 Denis Caulfield Heron Liberal
14 Feb 1874 Home Rule League William Frederick Ormond O'Callaghan Home Rule League
16 Feb 1875 John Mitchel[3] Independent Nationalist
27 May 1875 Stephen Moore Conservative
16 May 1877 Edmund Dwyer Gray Home Rule League
8 Apr 1880 Patrick James Smyth Home Rule League John Dillon Home Rule League
23 Mar 1883 Thomas Mayne Home Rule League
12 Jan 1885 John O'Connor Home Rule League
1885 Constituency divided: see East Tipperary, Mid Tipperary, North Tipperary and South Tipperary


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General Election 9 August 1830: Tipperary
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Francis Aldborough Prittie 757 N/A
Whig Thomas Wyse 577 N/A
Tory John Hely Hutchison 537 N/A
Tory Roe N/A
Turnout N/A


  1. expelled 16 Feb 1857
  2. as a convicted felon, he was declared ineligible to sit 10 Feb 1870
  3. he was adjudged to be a convicted felon and thus ineligible to be elected 18 Feb 1875. At the subsequent by-election held on 13 Mar 1875, he was again returned. He died a week later and the seat was assigned to Stephen Moore (the defeated candidate at the 13 Mar by-election) on 27 May 1875
  4. A. M. Sullivan, New Ireland, London, n.d. [c. 1877], pp. 329–330. Ricorso profile of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa claims the result was 1131 to 1028.


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