Donegal County (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Donegal County was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800. The county received two seats at Westminster thereafter.

Former County constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created ()
Replaced byDonegal


In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Donegal County was not represented.[1] Between 1725 and 1793 Catholics and those married to Catholics could not vote.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election First member First party Second member Second party
1613 Sir John Vaughan[2] Sir William Stewart[2]
1639 Sir Ralph Gore Sir Paul Davys[2]
1661 Sir Charles Hamilton[3] Richard Perkins[2]
1689 Donegal County was not represented in the Patriot Parliament
1692 Charles Hamilton Gustavus Hamilton
1695 Henry Conyngham
1707 Frederick Hamilton[note 1] Whig
1713 Sir Ralph Gore, 4th Bt Whig
1716 The Hon. Gustavus Hamilton
1727 Alexander Montgomery
1730 The Hon. Henry Hamilton
1735 George Knox
1741 Sir St George Gore-St George, 5th Bt
1743 Andrew Knox
1747 Sir Ralph Gore, 6th Bt
1765 Robert Clements
1768 John McCausland Alexander Montgomery Patriot
1776 Robert Clements
1783 Henry Vaughan Brooke
1800 Viscount Sudley
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Donegal


  1. ^ Styled as The Honourable from 1715


  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 501
  2. ^ a b c d Parliamentary Papers, Volume 62, Part 2. p. 611.
  3. ^ MPs in Dublin: Companion to History of the Irish Parliament, 1692-1800


  • O'Hart, John (2007). The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry: When Cromwell came to Ireland. vol. II. Heritage Books. ISBN 0-7884-1927-7.
  • Leigh Rayment's historical List of Members of the Irish House of Commonscites: Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2002). The History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800 (6 volumes). Ulster Historical Foundation.