Carlow–Kilkenny (Dáil constituency)

Carlow–Kilkenny is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects five deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) on the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote (PR-STV).

Carlow–Kilkenny
Dáil constituency
Outline map
Location of Carlow–Kilkenny within Ireland
Major settlements
Current constituency
Created1948
Seats5
TDs
Local government areas
Created from
EP constituencySouth
Carlow–Kilkenny
Former Dáil constituency
Former constituency
Created1921
Abolished1937
Seats
  • 4 (1921–1923)
  • 5 (1923–1937)
Local government areas
Created from
Replaced by

History and boundaries

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The constituency of Carlow–Kilkenny first existed at the election of the Second Dáil at the 1921 general election, combining the UK parliament constituencies of County Carlow, Kilkenny North and Kilkenny South, which had elected members of the First Dáil. Carlow–Kilkenny did not exist between 1937 and 1948, when it was replaced by the constituencies of Carlow–Kildare and Kilkenny. The constituency has continued in existence since 1948.

From the 2020 general election, the constituency has spanned the entire area of County Kilkenny and the entire area of County Carlow, taking in the parts of Carlow which had been in the Wicklow constituency since the 1997 general election.

The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017 defines the constituency as:[1]

"The county of Carlow and the county of Kilkenny."

The 2023 Report of the Electoral Commission recommended that at the next general election, Carlow–Kilkenny remain as a five-seat constituency, with the transfer of a population of 6,431 to the new constituency of Tipperary North.[2]

For the next general election, the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2023 defines the constituency as:[3]

"The county of Carlow;
and the county of Kilkenny except the parts thereof which are comprised in the constituency of Tipperary North."
Changes to the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency
Years TDs Boundaries Notes
1921–1923 4 The counties of Carlow and Kilkenny.[4] Constituency created from County Carlow, Kilkenny North and Kilkenny South
1923–1937 5 The counties of Carlow and Kilkenny.[5] Increase in number of TDs from 128 to 153.
1937–1948 Constituency disestablished.[6] Decrease in number of TDs from 153 to 138.
Replaced by Carlow–Kildare (4 seats) and Kilkenny (3 seats)
1948–1961 5 The counties of Carlow and Kilkenny.[7] Increase in number of TDs from 138 to 147
1961–1981 5 The counties of Carlow and Kilkenny;
and in the county of Wexford, the district electoral divisions of:
Kilrush, Kiltealy, Moyacomb, Newtownbarry, Rossard, St. Mary's, Tombrack in the former rural district of Enniscorthy;
Ballybeg, in the former rural district of Gorey.[8][9][10]
Decrease in number of TDs from 147 to 144
Increase in 1977 from 144 to 148
1981–1997 5 The counties of Carlow and Kilkenny.[11][12][13] Increase in number of TDs from 148 to 166
1997–2020 5 The county of Carlow, except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Wicklow;

and the county of Kilkenny.[14][15][16][17][18]

Dáil size stayed at 166, until a reduction to 158 TDs in 2016
2020– 5 The counties of Carlow and Kilkenny.[1] Increase in number of TDs from 158 to 160

TDs 1921–1937

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Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Carlow–Kilkenny 1921–1937[19]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[20] Edward Aylward
(SF)
Gearóid O'Sullivan
(SF)
James Lennon
(SF)
W. T. Cosgrave
(SF)
4 seats
1921–1923
3rd 1922[21] Patrick Gaffney
(Lab)
Gearóid O'Sullivan
(PT-SF)
Denis Gorey
(FP)
W. T. Cosgrave
(PT-SF)
4th 1923[22] Edward Doyle
(Lab)
Michael Shelly
(Rep)
W. T. Cosgrave
(CnaG)
Seán Gibbons
(CnaG)
1925 by-election[23] Thomas Bolger
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[24] Thomas Derrig
(FF)
Richard Holohan
(FP)
Denis Gorey
(CnaG)
6th 1927 (Sep)[25] Peter de Loughry
(CnaG)
1927 by-election[26] Denis Gorey
(CnaG)
7th 1932[27] Francis Humphreys
(FF)
Seán Gibbons
(FF)
Desmond FitzGerald
(CnaG)
8th 1933[28] James Pattison
(Lab)
Richard Holohan
(NCP)
9th 1937 Constituency abolished. See Kilkenny and Carlow–Kildare

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

TDs since 1948

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Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Carlow–Kilkenny 1948–[19]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[29] James Pattison
(NLP)
Thomas Walsh
(FF)
Thomas Derrig
(FF)
Joseph Hughes
(FG)
Patrick Crotty
(FG)
14th 1951[30] Francis Humphreys
(FF)
15th 1954[31] James Pattison
(Lab)
1956 by-election[32] Martin Medlar
(FF)
16th 1957[33] Francis Humphreys
(FF)
Jim Gibbons
(FF)
1960 by-election[34] Patrick Teehan
(FF)
17th 1961[35] Séamus Pattison[a]
(Lab)
Desmond Governey
(FG)
18th 1965[36] Tom Nolan
(FF)
19th 1969[37] Kieran Crotty
(FG)
20th 1973[38]
21st 1977[39] Liam Aylward
(FF)
22nd 1981[40] Desmond Governey
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[41] Jim Gibbons
(FF)
24th 1982 (Nov)[42] M. J. Nolan
(FF)
Dick Dowling
(FG)
25th 1987[43] Martin Gibbons
(PDs)
26th 1989[44] Phil Hogan
(FG)
John Browne
(FG)
27th 1992[45]
28th 1997[46] John McGuinness
(FF)
29th 2002[47] M. J. Nolan
(FF)
30th 2007[48] Mary White
(GP)
Bobby Aylward
(FF)
31st 2011[49] Ann Phelan
(Lab)
John Paul Phelan
(FG)
Pat Deering
(FG)
2015 by-election[50] Bobby Aylward
(FF)
32nd 2016[51] Kathleen Funchion
(SF)
33rd 2020[52] Jennifer Murnane O'Connor
(FF)
Malcolm Noonan
(GP)

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

  1. ^ Pattison served as Ceann Comhairle in the 28th Dáil from 1997 to 2002, and was returned automatically at the 2002 general election.

Elections

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2020 general election

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2020 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[52][53][54][55][56]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Sinn Féin Kathleen Funchion 23.8 17,493                  
Fianna Fáil John McGuinness 14.3 10,558 11,021 11,298 11,622 12,201 12,612        
Fine Gael John Paul Phelan 8.7 6,396 6,498 6,547 6,752 6,975 9,429 9,548 13,172    
Fianna Fáil Jennifer Murnane O'Connor 12.7 9,351 9,723 9,895 10,093 10,253 10,333 10,761 12,839    
Green Malcolm Noonan 6.7 4,942 5,504 5,647 6,207 7,078 7,313 9,408 9,891 10,331 10,543
Fianna Fáil Bobby Aylward 10.3 7,550 7,791 7,920 8,124 8,408 8,642 8,819 9,174 9,632 9,985
Fine Gael Pat Deering 8.1 5,929 6,037 6,137 6,323 6,420 6,995 7,143      
Solidarity–PBP Adrienne Wallace[a] 2.1 1,558 3,350 3,769 4,059 4,776 4,823        
Fine Gael Patrick O'Neill 5.0 3,674 3,723 3,776 3,943 4,186          
Independent Alan Hayes 3.2 2,347 2,951 3,383 3,710            
Labour Denis Hynes 3.0 2,208 2,610 2,712              
Renua Helena Byrne 1.4 992 1,164                
Irish Freedom Melissa O'Neill 0.6 431 666                
Independent Angela Ray 0.3 214 331                
Electorate: 114,343   Valid: 73,643   Spoilt: 546 (0.7%)   Quota: 12,274   Turnout: 74,189 (64.9%)  
  1. ^ Wallace was a member of People Before Profit.
Candidate votes by stage

2016 general election

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2016 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[51][57][58]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Fianna Fáil John McGuinness 15.0 10,528 10,545 10,823 10,886 10,965 11,490 11,903        
Fine Gael John Paul Phelan 10.8 7,568 7,577 7,689 7,713 7,768 8,080 8,420 8,450 10,222 14,200  
Sinn Féin Kathleen Funchion 12.4 8,700 8,838 8,891 9,094 9,856 10,228 10,934 10,970 11,516 11,720  
Fianna Fáil Bobby Aylward 13.4 9,366 9,375 9,469 9,491 9,549 9,803 9,956 10,030 10,634 11,077 11,335
Fine Gael Pat Deering 9.4 6,562 6,580 6,606 6,623 6,693 6,829 6,937 6,940 7,675 8,935 11,149
Fianna Fáil Jennifer Murnane O'Connor 12.0 8,373 8,436 8,502 8,540 8,745 8,919 9,023 9,049 9,371 9,459 9,518
Fine Gael David Fitzgerald 7.2 5,017 5,021 5,094 5,106 5,122 5,355 5,686 5,721 6,588    
Labour Ann Phelan 6.3 4,391 4,396 4,442 4,465 4,548 4,740 5,566 5,596      
Green Malcolm Noonan 3.7 2,621 2,655 2,717 2,816 3,208 3,660          
Renua Patrick McKee 3.5 2,483 2,511 2,656 2,752 3,005            
AAA–PBP Adrienne Wallace 2.3 1,582 1,728 1,769 2,342              
AAA–PBP Conor MacLiam 1.6 1,120 1,179 1,231                
Independent Paddy Manning 1.5 1,078 1,142                  
Independent Keith Gilligan 0.7 456                    
Independent Noel G. Walsh 0.2 164                    
Electorate: 107,023   Valid: 70,009   Spoilt: 505 (0.7%)   Quota: 11,669   Turnout: 70,514 (65.9%)  

2015 by-election

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2015 by-election: Carlow–Kilkenny[50]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Fianna Fáil Bobby Aylward 27.8 18,572 18,713 18,845 19,223 19,480 19,898 20,950 22,826 26,529
Fine Gael David Fitzgerald 20.6 13,744 13,826 13,895 14,174 14,289 15,058 16,612 18,875 21,632
Sinn Féin Kathleen Funchion 16.2 10,806 11,006 11,501 11,974 13,113 13,879 14,632 16,437  
Renua Patrick McKee 9.5 6,365 6,530 6,736 7,225 7,678 8,532 9,269    
Labour Willie Quinn 7.0 4,673 4,803 4,853 4,954 5,252 5,775      
Green Malcolm Noonan 5.3 3,549 3,651 3,836 4,257 4,528        
People Before Profit Adrienne Wallace 3.6 2,377 2,644 3,256 3,640          
Independent Breda Gardner 4.2 2,792 3,016 3,226            
Anti-Austerity Alliance Conor MacLiam 3.3 2,194 2,296              
Independent Peter O'Loughlin 1.4 930                
Independent Daithí Holohan 0.6 374                
Independent Noel Walsh 0.4 243                
Independent Elizabeth Hourihane 0.3 215                
Electorate: 105,449   Valid: 66,834   Spoilt: 2,066 (3.0%)   Quota: 33,418   Turnout: 68,900 (65.3%)  

2011 general election

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2011 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[49][59]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Labour Ann Phelan 10.9 8,072 8,085 8,098 8,125 8,153 8,171 8,526 9,062 9,186 11,633 12,066 14,160  
Fianna Fáil John McGuinness 12.9 9,531 9,543 9,548 9,583 9,595 9,612 9,767 9,939 9,999 10,108 11,805 12,630  
Fine Gael John Paul Phelan 14.8 10,929 10,939 10,949 10,975 10,993 11,017 11,183 11,416 11,467 11,579 11,711 12,217 12,574
Fine Gael Phil Hogan 14.3 10,525 10,537 10,540 10,558 10,565 10,587 10,772 10,934 10,968 11,120 11,207 11,770 11,997
Fine Gael Pat Deering 10.1 7,470 7,474 7,483 7,491 7,502 7,597 7,654 7,964 8,238 8,908 9,967 10,335 10,486
Fianna Fáil Bobby Aylward 9.2 6,762 6,772 6,775 6,786 6,796 6,797 6,867 6,928 6,961 7,005 8,068 8,469 8,610
Sinn Féin Kathleen Funchion 5.5 4,075 4,089 4,101 4,121 4,144 4,162 4,462 4,573 6,458 6,759 7,091    
Fianna Fáil Jennifer Murnane O'Connor 6.0 4,428 4,431 4,434 4,435 4,453 4,493 4,533 4,758 5,065 5,636      
Labour Des Hurley 5.3 3,908 3,910 3,919 3,928 3,952 3,978 4,091 4,298 4,683        
Sinn Féin John Cassin 4.0 2,958 2,959 2,966 2,970 3,003 3,034 3,216 3,314          
Green Mary White 2.8 2,072 2,077 2,082 2,098 2,106 2,135 2,278            
Socialist Party Conor MacLiam[60] 1.5 1,135 1,144 1,157 1,179 1,200 1,217              
Independent Stephen Kelly 0.8 601 625 646 681 734 820              
Independent Johnny Couchman 0.5 384 390 410 423 471                
Independent John O'Hara 0.3 253 270 327 345                  
Independent Raemie Leahy 0.3 256 272 277                    
Independent David Murphy 0.3 195 207                      
Independent Noel Walshe 0.2 119                        
Independent John Dalton 0.1 70                        
Electorate: 105,449   Valid: 73,743   Spoilt: 821 (1.1%)   Quota: 12,291   Turnout: 74,564 (70.7%)  

2007 general election

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2007 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[48]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Fianna Fáil John McGuinness 17.2 11,635                
Fianna Fáil Bobby Aylward 17.1 11,600                
Fine Gael Phil Hogan 12.7 8,569 8,673 8,725 8,751 9,056 9,543 11,360    
Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan 13.4 9,037 9,481 9,693 9,901 10,350 10,457 11,136 12,593  
Green Mary White 8.0 5,386 5,533 5,560 5,573 6,266 6,695 7,405 9,883 10,464
Fine Gael John Paul Phelan 9.6 6,494 6,548 6,568 6,604 6,841 7,361 8,170 9,499 9,815
Labour Jim Townsend 5.0 3,401 3,529 3,534 3,536 3,732 5,285 6,389    
Fine Gael Fergal Browne 7.3 4,948 5,084 5,087 5,092 5,190 5,226      
Labour Michael O'Brien 4.3 2,923 2,939 2,957 2,972 3,304        
Sinn Féin Kathleen Funchion 3.8 2,568 2,597 2,619 2,638          
Progressive Democrats Walter Lacey 1.6 1,073                
Electorate: 102,016   Valid: 67,654   Spoilt: 705 (1.0%)   Quota: 11,276   Turnout: 68,359 (67.0%)  

2002 general election

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Séamus Pattison was Ceann Comhairle at the dissolution of the 28th Dáil and therefore deemed to be returned automatically. The constituency was treated as a four-seater for the purposes of calculating the quota.

2002 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[47]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Labour Séamus Pattison Automatically Returned N/A              
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 20.5 12,489              
Fine Gael Phil Hogan 12.9 7,841 7,852 8,074 8,239 8,903 12,238    
Fianna Fáil John McGuinness 15.4 9,343 9,371 9,657 10,085 10,527 10,654 10,878 12,111
Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan 14.3 8,711 8,772 8,887 9,140 9,204 9,832 9,895 11,009
Labour Jim Townsend 7.0 4,272 4,330 4,415 4,568 6,625 7,646 7,653 10,615
Green Mary White 8.2 4,961 5,003 5,401 6,055 6,696 7,329 7,355  
Fine Gael Fergal Browne 8.9 5,468 5,530 5,670 5,762 5,894      
Labour Michael O'Brien 6.1 3,732 3,739 3,946 4,220        
Sinn Féin Tom Kiernan 3.4 2,078 2,098 2,216          
Independent Eddie Collins Hughes 2.6 1,614 1,644            
Independent Billy Nolan 0.6 335              
Electorate: 97,071   Valid: 60,844   Spoilt: 844 (1.4%)   Quota: 12,169   Turnout: 61,688 (63.5%)  

1997 general election

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1997 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[46][61]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 21.0 11,849              
Fine Gael Phil Hogan 17.1 9,642              
Fine Gael John Browne 12.1 6,834 6,921 6,974 7,075 7,774 7,930 8,444 9,378
Fianna Fáil John McGuinness 10.6 5,990 7,252 7,322 7,447 7,483 7,496 8,776 9,310
Labour Séamus Pattison 9.9 5,578 5,746 5,784 5,860 7,425 7,467 7,782 9,026
Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan 10.6 5,975 6,462 6,568 6,663 7,033 7,036 7,897 8,548
Green Mary White 5.5 3,116 3,197 3,242 3,501 3,742 3,750 4,253  
Progressive Democrats Jim Gibbons Jnr 5.6 3,184 3,468 3,501 3,623 3,738 3,749    
Labour Jim Townsend 5.3 2,995 3,007 3,073 3,102        
National Party Michael Anthony Quinn 1.5 870 883 900          
Independent Billy Nolan 0.7 416 462            
Electorate: 85,096   Valid: 56,449   Spoilt: 691 (1.2%)   Quota: 9,409   Turnout: 57,140 (67.2%)  

1992 general election

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1992 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[45][62]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Labour Séamus Pattison 24.6 13,713          
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 20.3 11,331          
Fine Gael Phil Hogan 11.8 6,573 7,686 7,804 8,003 9,497  
Fine Gael John Browne 11.6 6,471 7,273 7,319 7,375 8,003 9,227
Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan 12.9 7,195 7,605 7,878 8,339 8,402 8,965
Fianna Fáil Kevin Fennelly 7.3 4,059 4,532 5,781 6,578 6,815 7,637
Independent Miriam Hogan 4.7 2,596 3,602 3,676 3,883 4,111  
Fine Gael Andy Cotterell 4.2 2,358 2,721 2,795 2,823    
Fianna Fáil Evelyn White 2.6 1,462 1,714 1,917      
Electorate: 81,377   Valid: 55,758   Spoilt: 793 (1.4%)   Quota: 9,294   Turnout: 56,551 (69.5%)  

1989 general election

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1989 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[44][63]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 18.6 10,161            
Labour Séamus Pattison 17.6 9,599            
Fine Gael Phil Hogan 11.8 6,431 6,611 6,666 7,929 10,528    
Fine Gael John Browne 12.0 6,526 6,616 6,642 7,225 8,499 9,826  
Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan 14.3 7,798 7,883 8,096 8,307 8,406 8,450 8,543
Fianna Fáil Pat Millea 10.9 5,950 6,059 6,714 7,082 7,254 7,322 7,513
Fine Gael Andy Cotterell 7.0 3,839 3,914 3,980 4,470      
Progressive Democrats Martin Gibbons 5.6 3,068 3,263 3,320        
Workers' Party Liam Quigley 2.1 1,159            
Electorate: 79,073   Valid: 54,531   Spoilt: 736 (1.3%)   Quota: 9,089   Turnout: 55,267 (69.9%)  

1987 general election

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1987 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[43][64]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 18.7 10,773            
Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan 16.2 9,319 9,529 9,634        
Labour Séamus Pattison 12.8 7,358 7,423 8,061 8,418 8,962 10,347  
Fine Gael Kieran Crotty 8.9 5,107 5,153 5,244 5,370 7,883 8,303 8,444
Progressive Democrats Martin Gibbons 7.8 4,511 4,569 4,766 6,782 7,353 8,113 8,322
Fine Gael Phil Hogan 9.4 5,376 5,406 5,479 5,593 6,700 7,420  
Fianna Fáil Pat Millea 9.5 5,435 6,155 6,350 6,493 6,592    
Fine Gael John Browne 7.6 4,390 4,409 4,445 5,221      
Progressive Democrats Michael Kearns 6.2 3,552 3,566 3,675        
Workers' Party Joseph Butler 2.9 1,664 1,694          
Electorate: 78,410   Valid: 57,485   Spoilt:     Quota: 9,581   Turnout: 73.3%  

November 1982 general election

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November 1982 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[42][65]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 16.6 9,291 9,297 9,336                
Fine Gael Kieran Crotty 15.0 8,377 8,379 8,447 8,528 8,578 8,842 9,288 9,293 11,205    
Fine Gael Dick Dowling 10.1 5,661 5,664 5,693 5,719 5,754 5,972 6,324 6,324 8,844 10,478  
Labour Séamus Pattison 10.1 5,642 5,644 5,744 5,836 6,914 7,859 8,098 8,099 8,463 8,568 9,557
Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan 12.5 6,998 7,006 7,178 7,660 7,977 8,134 8,390 8,397 8,818 8,847 8,940
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 12.6 7,032 7,038 7,101 7,894 7,990 8,353 8,407 8,426 8,542 8,573 8,668
Fine Gael Joseph Manning 6.2 3,436 3,440 3,519 3,535 3,759 3,797 5,467 5,470      
Fine Gael Harry Slattery 4.8 2,665 2,665 2,937 2,942 3,026 3,109          
Workers' Party Seán Walsh 3.9 2,189 2,193 2,298 2,343 2,390            
Labour Michael Meaney 3.3 1,869 1,870 1,950 1,962              
Fianna Fáil Mick Lanigan 2.8 1,558 1,566 1,572                
Independent Eileen Brophy 1.8 1,021 1,039                  
Independent Patrick Jones 0.1 65                    
Electorate: 74,064   Valid: 55,804   Spoilt:     Quota: 9,301   Turnout: 75.3%  

February 1982 general election

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February 1982 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[41][66]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 16.4 8,910 8,927 9,099                  
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 16.3 8,844 8,853 8,966 9,478                
Fine Gael Kieran Crotty 14.5 7,869 7,878 7,898 7,995 8,026 8,150 8,387 8,747 12,154      
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 8.6 4,663 4,682 4,730 4,738 4,738 5,115 5,192 6,370 7,375 10,009    
Labour Séamus Pattison 10.3 5,565 5,570 5,583 5,665 5,685 6,394 7,071 7,168 7,701 8,145 8,148 9,071
Fianna Fáil Tom Nolan 12.0 6,529 6,542 6,885 7,048 7,401 7,560 7,840 8,025 8,129 8,158 8,207 8,246
Fine Gael Dick Dowling 8.3 4,506 4,512 4,521 4,524 4,526 4,588 4,834 5,285        
Fine Gael Michael Deering 4.1 2,220 2,225 2,251 2,256 2,260 2,333 2,358          
Sinn Féin The Workers' Party Seán Walsh 3.2 1,753 1,775 1,785 1,821 1,839 1,909            
Labour Eileen Brophy 2.8 1,544 1,560 1,604 1,611 1,614              
Fianna Fáil John McGuinness 1.7 907 909 938                  
Fianna Fáil Patrick Carpenter 1.5 834 841                    
Independent Peter McCormack 0.2 137                      
Electorate: 72,148   Valid: 54,281   Spoilt: 668 (1.2%)   Quota: 9,047   Turnout: 54,949 (76.2%)  

1981 general election

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1981 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[40][67]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 16.6 9,374 9,569                  
Fine Gael Kieran Crotty 14.6 8,285 8,324 8,334 8,487 9,267 9,271 9,577        
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 10.1 5,669 5,763 5,935 6,020 7,183 7,184 7,211 10,762      
Labour Séamus Pattison 10.8 6,095 6,104 6,853 7,547 7,631 7,634 7,895 8,720 9,931    
Fianna Fáil Tom Nolan 12.7 7,080 7,563 7,659 7,760 7,892 7,935 8,623 8,713 8,762 8,834 8,883
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 10.9 6,177 6,298 6,318 6,490 6,540 6,626 8,164 8,478 8,581 8,731 8,860
Fine Gael Dick Dowling 7.8 4,447 4,465 4,694 4,794 5,102 5,103 5,141        
Fianna Fáil Mick Lanigan 4.7 2,708 2,755 2,765 2,887 2,901 2,933          
Fine Gael John Browne 4.3 2,421 2,449 2,535 2,573              
Sinn Féin The Workers' Party Seán Walsh 3.3 1,881 1,892 1,932                
Labour Jim Townsend 2.1 1,178 1,189                  
Fianna Fáil Patrick Carpenter 1.9 1,176                    
Electorate: 72,148   Valid: 56,435   Spoilt: 798 (1.4%)   Quota: 9,399   Turnout: 57,233 (79.3%)  

1977 general election

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1977 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[39][68][69]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Fine Gael Kieran Crotty 12.8 7,119 7,242 7,887 7,920 8,061 9,258        
Fianna Fáil Tom Nolan 15.1 8,376 8,402 8,410 8,584 8,648 8,661 10,080      
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 14.7 8,143 8,182 8,207 8,219 8,336 8,422 8,795 11,094    
Fianna Fáil Liam Aylward 11.4 6,317 6,352 6,384 6,397 6,851 6,878 7,292 8,805 10,478  
Labour Séamus Pattison 11.3 6,276 6,375 6,480 7,399 7,891 8,088 8,134 8,599 8,759 8,963
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 10.8 5,990 6,035 6,190 6,378 6,428 6,627 6,898 6,964 6,986 7,033
Fianna Fáil Mick Lanigan 7.4 4,126 4,208 4,221 4,232 4,330 4,358 4,520      
Fianna Fáil Patrick Carpenter 4.8 2,673 2,695 2,697 2,724 2,772 2,776        
Fine Gael Thomas Coogan 2.7 1,510 1,541 1,748 1,765 1,788          
Sinn Féin The Workers' Party Seán Walsh 3.0 1,666 1,705 1,722 1,749            
Labour John McNally 2.6 1,430 1,444 1,453              
Fine Gael Peter O'Hanrahan 2.2 1,214 1,225                
Independent John Bolger 1.1 589                  
Electorate: 70,136   Valid: 55,429   Quota: 9,239   Turnout: 79.0%  

1973 general election

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1973 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[38][68]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Fianna Fáil Tom Nolan 15.2 7,098 7,899            
Fine Gael Kieran Crotty 15.7 7,343 7,349 7,947          
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 14.9 6,953 7,025 7,222 7,650 7,723 9,394    
Labour Séamus Pattison 11.3 5,300 5,317 5,480 6,416 6,429 6,886 6,894 7,878
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 15.3 7,128 7,224 7,238 7,265 7,266 7,504 7,564 7,588
Fianna Fáil Bob Aylward 14.2 6,618 6,775 6,822 6,858 6,861 6,946 6,990 7,011
Fine Gael Thomas Coogan 5.1 2,362 2,364 2,535 2,564 2,634      
Labour John McManamy 3.2 1,488 1,511 1,528          
Fine Gael Michael Wall 2.6 1,222 1,222            
Fianna Fáil Liam Murphy 2.6 1,205              
Electorate: 59,415   Valid: 46,717   Quota: 7,787   Turnout: 78.6%  

1969 general election

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1969 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[37][68]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Fianna Fáil Tom Nolan 17.6 8,090          
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 16.9 7,771          
Fine Gael Kieran Crotty 12.7 5,863 5,870 6,765 6,796 8,394  
Labour Séamus Pattison 13.1 6,041 6,062 6,169 7,640 7,761  
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 13.3 6,146 6,189 6,347 6,646 7,355 8,040
Fianna Fáil Bob Aylward 13.6 6,273 6,586 6,655 6,710 6,832 6,862
Fine Gael James Keeffe 4.9 2,251 2,253 2,654 2,675    
Labour John McManamy 4.2 1,946 1,968 1,984      
Fine Gael Thomas Hogan 3.7 1,692 1,695        
Electorate: 58,645   Valid: 46,073   Quota: 7,679   Turnout: 78.6%  

1965 general election

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1965 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[36][68]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Fianna Fáil Tom Nolan 17.4 7,805              
Fine Gael Patrick Crotty 13.7 6,114 6,118 6,154 8,152        
Labour Séamus Pattison 14.1 6,299 6,316 6,322 6,376 8,343      
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 13.1 5,865 5,922 5,939 5,986 6,040 6,062 8,065  
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 10.6 4,741 4,771 4,787 5,255 5,623 6,277 6,402 6,978
Fianna Fáil Bob Aylward 11.2 4,996 5,026 5,055 5,109 5,161 5,174 6,166 6,252
Fianna Fáil Martin Medlar 7.4 3,305 3,482 3,503 3,550 3,690 3,694    
Labour John Moriarty 6.2 2,767 2,795 2,801 2,832        
Fine Gael Matthew Byrne 6.0 2,684 2,687 2,722          
Independent Charles B. Cummins 0.4 175 175            
Electorate: 58,026   Valid: 44,751   Quota: 7,459   Turnout: 77.1%  

1961 general election

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1961 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[35][68]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Fine Gael Patrick Crotty 17.2 7,434                
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 12.4 5,343 5,500 5,848 7,263          
Fianna Fáil Martin Medlar 11.6 5,009 5,013 5,132 5,180 5,305 5,936 6,188 7,807  
Labour Séamus Pattison 9.5 4,116 4,132 4,262 4,448 5,475 6,007 6,586 6,951 6,999
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 9.4 4,046 4,057 4,148 4,200 4,329 4,922 5,014 5,901 6,365
Fianna Fáil Tom Nolan 10.8 4,666 4,667 4,802 4,821 5,019 5,101 5,715 5,980 6,084
Fianna Fáil Patrick Teehan 7.1 3,072 3,076 3,093 3,145 3,173 3,349 3,423    
Independent John Moriarty 5.4 2,350 2,352 2,516 2,549 2,685 2,727      
Fianna Fáil Michael J. McGuinness 4.8 2,056 2,063 2,096 2,119 2,162        
Labour John Fahey 3.9 1,674 1,679 1,956 1,979          
Fine Gael Francis O'Brien 4.4 1,891 1,922 1,948            
National Progressive Democrats Kathleen Brady 3.4 1,484 1,489              
Electorate: 57,784   Valid: 43,141   Quota: 7,191   Turnout: 74.7%  

1960 by-election

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Following the death of Fine Gael TD Joseph Hughes, a by-election was held on 23 June 1960. The Elections Act 1960 enabled the election to be held the same day as the 1960 local elections, using the same administrative apparatus.[70] The Dáil seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Patrick Teehan.

1960 by-election: Carlow–Kilkenny[34][68]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2
Fianna Fáil Patrick Teehan 40.7 15,515 17,555
Fine Gael Desmond Governey 39.1 14,892 17,426
Labour Séamus Pattison 20.2 7,678  
Electorate: 55,848   Valid: 38,085   Quota: 19,043   Turnout: 68.19%  

1957 general election

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1957 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[33][68]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Fianna Fáil Martin Medlar 22.1 9,447                  
Fine Gael Patrick Crotty 13.4 5,742 5,796 5,881 5,937 7,457          
Fianna Fáil Jim Gibbons 13.5 5,761 6,431 6,467 6,537 6,578 6,732 6,743 8,504    
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 13.4 5,738 6,466 6,636 6,897 6,915 7,070 7,073 8,435    
Fine Gael Joseph Hughes 10.3 4,419 4,471 4,616 4,812 5,035 5,208 5,456 5,587 5,701 5,793
Labour Herbert Devoy 4.7 1,992 2,037 2,141 2,882 2,946 4,271 4,338 4,485 4,662 4,799
Fianna Fáil Patrick Teehan 7.1 3,042 3,617 3,670 3,693 3,714 3,982 3,985      
Labour James Pattison 4.4 1,900 1,996 2,187 2,501 2,529          
Fine Gael William Cotterell 4.5 1,929 1,939 1,953 1,960            
Labour John Fahey 4.1 1,739 1,781 1,875              
Clann na Poblachta John Moriarty 2.4 1,037 1,087                
Electorate: 58,216   Valid: 42,746   Quota: 7,125   Turnout: 73.4%  

1956 by-election

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Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Walsh, a by-election was held on 14 November 1956. The seat was won by Fianna Fáil candidate Martin Medlar.

The surplus votes of the elected candidate were distributed after being declared elected because there was a possibility another candidate could have reached the threshold of a third of a quota which would have meant their election deposit was returned to them.

1956 by-election: Carlow–Kilkenny[32][68]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2
Fianna Fáil Martin Medlar 57.8 23,782  
Fine Gael Thomas Fielding 28.6 11,752 13,137
Labour Herbert Devoy 13.7 5,617 7,438
Electorate: 58,216   Valid: 41,151   Quota: 20,576   Turnout: 70.69%  

1954 general election

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1954 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[31][68]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Fianna Fáil Thomas Walsh 21.6 9,948          
Fine Gael Patrick Crotty 18.4 8,492          
Fine Gael Joseph Hughes 10.9 5,053 5,134 5,226 5,473 5,974 8,468
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 13.4 6,164 7,481 7,522 7,571 7,639 7,717
Labour James Pattison 12.0 5,522 5,683 6,371 6,438 7,447 7,644
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 11.3 5,216 5,838 5,903 5,911 6,506 6,577
Fine Gael Thomas Fielding 5.2 2,413 2,445 2,476 2,897 2,948  
Independent William Nolan 4.9 2,248 2,272 2,448 2,454    
Labour Daniel Maguire 2.4 1,106 1,123        
Electorate: 58,947   Valid: 46,162   Quota: 7,694   Turnout: 78.3%  

1951 general election

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1951 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[30][68]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Fianna Fáil Thomas Walsh 18.9 8,701            
Fine Gael Patrick Crotty 17.2 7,901            
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 17.1 7,890            
Fine Gael Joseph Hughes 11.1 5,132 5,180 5,262 5,462 7,029 7,882  
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 12.5 5,758 6,590 6,593 6,707 6,749 7,292 7,485
Labour James Pattison 9.9 4,551 4,649 4,666 5,211 5,342 7,104 7,121
Labour Thomas Hayden 6.6 3,056 3,069 3,072 3,329 3,440    
Fine Gael Thomas Fielding 3.7 1,703 1,721 1,828 1,993      
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Gleeson 3.0 1,384 1,396 1,405        
Electorate: 60,522   Valid: 46,076   Quota: 7,680   Turnout: 76.13%  

1948 general election

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The poll was postponed due to the death of outgoing Fine Gael TD Eamonn Coogan during the campaign.

1948 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[29][68]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 19.3 8,787                    
Fine Gael Joseph Hughes 13.3 6,055 6,085 6,118 6,151 6,178 6,216 6,585 6,631 7,174 8,012  
Fine Gael Patrick Crotty 11.9 5,438 5,449 5,477 5,555 5,665 5,762 6,840 6,913 7,102 7,884  
National Labour Party James Pattison 10.3 4,707 4,786 5,060 5,152 5,326 5,432 5,464 5,634 5,882 6,591 6,749
Fianna Fáil Thomas Walsh 9.8 4,468 4,800 4,804 4,819 4,896 4,932 4,945 6,119 6,227 6,451 6,520
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 9.4 4,301 4,719 4,770 4,785 4,827 4,837 4,848 5,155 5,614 5,987 6,104
Clann na Poblachta Michael J. Barry 6.1 2,797 2,803 2,838 3,090 3,156 4,257 4,299 4,315 5,151    
Labour Patrick Bergin 5.6 2,537 2,541 2,570 2,577 2,906 2,944 2,956 2,958      
Fianna Fáil Joseph Rice 3.3 1,506 1,773 1,782 1,802 1,822 1,838 1,840        
Fine Gael David Burke 3.4 1,543 1,546 1,549 1,557 1,588 1,622          
Clann na Poblachta Charles Sheehan 2.6 1,186 1,189 1,190 1,466 1,555            
Labour William J. Cleere 2.2 991 998 1,026 1,042              
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Gleeson 1.8 809 824 831                
National Labour Party Stephen Carroll 1.2 527 530                  
Electorate: 61,031   Valid: 45,652   Quota: 7,609   Turnout: 74.8%  

1933 general election

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1933 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[28][71]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 19.5 10,022            
Cumann na nGaedheal Desmond FitzGerald 11.9 6,078 6,110 6,224 8,718      
Fianna Fáil Seán Gibbons 12.0 6,167 7,317 7,368 7,437 12,080    
Labour James Pattison 13.3 6,833 6,913 6,955 7,027 7,913 11,321  
National Centre Party Richard Holohan 9.8 5,029 5,043 5,971 7,462 7,538 7,628 7,738
Cumann na nGaedheal Edward Dundon 10.3 5,293 5,366 5,486 6,152 6,238 6,271 6,311
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 10.9 5,614 5,727 5,799 5,853      
Cumann na nGaedheal Denis Gorey 9.4 4,801 4,809 4,907        
National Centre Party James Murphy 2.8 1,453 1,456          
Electorate: 61,464   Valid: 51,290   Quota: 8,549   Turnout: 83.5%  

1932 general election

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1932 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[27][71]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 25.2 11,848            
Cumann na nGaedheal Desmond FitzGerald 18.4 8,672            
Fianna Fáil Seán Gibbons 10.1 4,749 7,904          
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 9.8 4,629 5,015 5,021 5,086 5,288 6,179 8,147
Cumann na nGaedheal Denis Gorey 6.0 2,799 2,847 3,421 3,508 5,150 5,658 6,531
Cumann na nGaedheal James Hughes 9.1 4,272 4,306 4,419 4,512 5,092 5,651 6,050
Labour James Pattison 8.7 4,105 4,254 4,291 4,310 4,436 4,931  
Independent Edward Doyle 5.4 2,540 2,702 2,728 3,041 3,149    
Independent Richard Holohan 5.7 2,688 2,747 2,819 2,879      
Independent Thomas Bolger 1.5 718 736 743        
Electorate: 60,576   Valid: 47,020   Quota: 7,837   Turnout: 77.6%  

1927 by-election

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W. T. Cosgrave was also elected for the Cork Borough constituency and resigned his seat in Carlow–Kilkenny following the election. A by-election was held on 3 November 1927 and the seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate Denis Gorey.

1927 by-election: Carlow–Kilkenny[26][71]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1
Cumann na nGaedheal Denis Gorey 50.3 23,007
Fianna Fáil Michael Shelly 49.7 22,734
Electorate: 61,724   Valid: 45,741   Quota: 22,871   Turnout: 74.1%  

September 1927 general election

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September 1927 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[25][71]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Cumann na nGaedheal W. T. Cosgrave 32.4 13,949          
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 23.0 9,891          
Cumann na nGaedheal Peter de Loughry 5.8 2,516 5,529 5,573 5,824 8,519  
Farmers' Party Richard Holohan 10.7 4,599 5,247 5,328 5,427 6,767 8,005
Labour Edward Doyle 11.5 4,956 5,535 6,052 6,846 7,015 7,097
Fianna Fáil Michael Delaney 7.5 3,229 3,710 5,703 5,872 5,958 5,985
Cumann na nGaedheal Denis Gorey 5.9 2,541 4,471 4,492 4,582    
Independent Joseph Reade 3.1 1,348 1,474 1,537      
Electorate: 61,724   Valid: 43,029   Quota: 7,172   Turnout: 69.7%  

June 1927 general election

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June 1927 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[24][71]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Cumann na nGaedheal W. T. Cosgrave 31.4 13,272                  
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 12.8 5,407 5,508 5,514 6,314 6,531 8,918        
Labour Edward Doyle 12.0 5,060 6,052 6,216 6,397 6,789 7,002 7,294      
Farmers' Party Richard Holohan 8.7 3,695 4,325 4,370 4,396 4,594 4,758 5,076 5,101 7,562  
Cumann na nGaedheal Denis Gorey 2.3 954 3,877 4,557 4,584 4,699 4,755 4,782 4,783 5,442 5,871
Labour Edward Wall 7.3 3,096 3,331 3,387 3,438 4,113 4,570 4,950 5,099 5,446 5,540
Farmers' Party Arthur MacMurrough-Kavanagh 7.8 3,276 3,774 4,040 4,159 4,436 4,513 4,587 4,597    
Fianna Fáil Michael Shelly 7.0 2,961 2,998 3,035 3,452 3,621          
National League John Magennis 5.0 2,096 2,246 2,258 2,275            
Fianna Fáil Edward McDonald 3.9 1,653 1,705 1,729              
Cumann na nGaedheal John Nolan 1.8 761 1,376                
Electorate: 61,724   Valid: 42,231   Quota: 7,039   Turnout: 68.4%  

1925 by-election

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Following the resignation of Cumann na nGaedheal TD Seán Gibbons, a by-election was held on 11 March 1925. The seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate Thomas Bolger.

1925 by-election: Carlow–Kilkenny[23][71]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Bolger 58.9 24,142
Republican Michael Barry 41.1 16,830
Electorate: 63,112   Valid: 40,972   Quota: 20,487   Turnout: 64.9%  

1923 general election

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1923 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[22][71]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Cumann na nGaedheal W. T. Cosgrave 44.1 17,709            
Farmers' Party Denis Gorey 9.2 3,702 6,007 6,089 7,693      
Cumann na nGaedheal Seán Gibbons 1.5 615 5,267 5,386 5,485 5,846 7,950  
Labour Edward Doyle 11.9 4,783 6,066 6,302 6,412 6,496 6,919  
Republican Michael Shelly 14.0 5,641 5,733 5,922 5,937 5,965 6,017 6,094
Republican Michael Barry 10.8 4,355 4,457 4,697 4,770 4,866 4,960 5,033
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Bolger 1.8 723 2,712 2,767 2,932 3,283    
Farmers' Party Edward Broughan 4.6 1,830 2,197 2,225        
Independent Patrick Gaffney 2.0 803 1,028          
Electorate: 62,937   Valid: 40,161   Quota: 6,694   Turnout: 63.8%  

1922 general election

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1922 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[21][71]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Labour Patrick Gaffney 34.8 10,875      
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) W. T. Cosgrave 22.6 7,071      
Farmers' Party Denis Gorey 19.6 6,122 6,591    
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Gearóid O'Sullivan 8.6 2,681 5,111 5,711 6,480
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Edward Aylward 10.8 3,365 4,368 5,098 5,154
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) James Lennon 3.6 1,113 1,840    
Electorate: 51,012   Valid: 31,227   Quota: 6,246   Turnout: 61.2%  

1921 general election

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1921 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Edward Aylward Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin W. T. Cosgrave Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin James Lennon Unopposed N/A 3
Sinn Féin Gearóid O'Sullivan Unopposed N/A 4

See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017, Schedule (No. 39 of 2017, Schedule). Enacted on 23 December 2017. Act of the Oireachtas. Archived from the original on 18 July 2018. Retrieved from Irish Statute Book on 21 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Constituency Review Report 2023" (PDF). Electoral Commission. pp. 88, 137.
  3. ^ Electoral (Amendment) Act 2023, Schedule (No. 40 of 2023, Schedule). Enacted on 19 December 2023. Act of the Oireachtas. Retrieved from Irish Statute Book on 16 February 2024.
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  8. ^ Electoral (Amendment) Act 1961, Schedule: Constituencies (No. 19 of 1961, Schedule). Enacted on 14 July 1961. Act of the Oireachtas. Retrieved from Irish Statute Book on 21 December 2021.
  9. ^ Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969, Schedule: Constituencies (No. 3 of 1969, Schedule). Enacted on 26 March 1969. Act of the Oireachtas. Retrieved from Irish Statute Book on 21 December 2021.
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