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 5 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
County councilsCarlow County Council
Kilkenny County Council
EP constituencySouth
Carlow–Kilkenny
Former Dáil Constituency
Former constituency
Created1921
Abolished1937
Seats4 (1921–1923)
5 (1923–1937)
County councilsCounty Carlow
County Kilkenny
Created from

History and boundariesEdit

The constituency of Carlow–Kilkenny has been used at Irish elections since the election of the Second Dáil at the 1921 general election. Prior to Irish independence, elections to the UK Parliament were held in three single-seat constituencies, known as Carlow, Kilkenny North and Kilkenny South, and it was these three constituencies that 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.

From the 2020 general election, the constituency spans 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 from the 1997 general election.[1]

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

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

TDsEdit

TDs 1921–1937Edit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Carlow–Kilkenny 1921–1937[2]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[3] Edward Aylward
(SF)
Gearóid O'Sullivan
(SF)
James Lennon
(SF)
W. T. Cosgrave
(SF)
4 seats
1921–1923
3rd 1922[4] Patrick Gaffney
(Lab)
Gearóid O'Sullivan
(SF)
Denis Gorey
(FP)
W. T. Cosgrave
(SF)
4th 1923[5] Edward Doyle
(Lab)
Michael Skelly
(Rep)
W. T. Cosgrave
(CnaG)
Seán Gibbons
(CnaG)
1925 by-election[6] Thomas Bolger
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[7] Thomas Derrig
(FF)
Richard Holohan
(FP)
Denis Gorey
(CnaG)
6th 1927 (Sep)[8] Peter de Loughry
(CnaG)
1927 by-election[9] Denis Gorey
(CnaG)
7th 1932[10] Francis Humphreys
(FF)
Seán Gibbons
(FF)
Desmond FitzGerald
(CnaG)
8th 1933[11] 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 1948Edit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Carlow–Kilkenny 1948–[2]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[12] James Pattison
(NLP)
Thomas Walsh
(FF)
Thomas Derrig
(FF)
Joseph Hughes
(FG)
Patrick Crotty
(FG)
14th 1951[13] Francis Humphreys
(FF)
15th 1954[14] James Pattison
(Lab)
1956 by-election[15] Martin Medlar
(FF)
16th 1957[16] Francis Humphreys
(FF)
Jim Gibbons
(FF)
1960 by-election[17] Patrick Teehan
(FF)
17th 1961[18] Séamus Pattison
(Lab)
Desmond Governey
(FG)
18th 1965[19] Tom Nolan
(FF)
19th 1969[20] Kieran Crotty
(FG)
20th 1973[21]
21st 1977[22] Liam Aylward
(FF)
22nd 1981[23] Desmond Governey
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[24] Jim Gibbons
(FF)
24th 1982 (Nov)[25] M. J. Nolan
(FF)
Dick Dowling
(FG)
25th 1987[26] Martin Gibbons
(Progressive Democrats)
26th 1989[27] Phil Hogan
(FG)
John Browne
(FG)
27th 1992[28]
28th 1997[29] John McGuinness
(FF)
29th 2002[30] Séamus Pattison
(Ceann Comhairle)
M. J. Nolan
(FF)
30th 2007[31] Mary White
(GP)
Bobby Aylward
(FF)
31st 2011[32] Ann Phelan
(Lab)
John Paul Phelan
(FG)
Pat Deering
(FG)
2015 by-election[33] Bobby Aylward
(FF)
32nd 2016[34] Kathleen Funchion
(SF)
33rd 2020[35] 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.

ElectionsEdit

2020 general electionEdit

2020 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny [36][37][38][39]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
SF Kathleen Funchion 23.8 17,493                  
FF John McGuinness 14.3 10,558 11,021 11,298 11,622 12,201 12,612        
FF Jennifer Murnane O'Connor 12.7 9,351 9,723 9,895 10,093 10,253 10,333 10,761 12,839    
FF Bobby Aylward 10.3 7,550 7,791 7,920 8,124 8,408 8,642 8,819 9,174 9,632 9,985
FG John Paul Phelan 8.7 6,396 6,498 6,547 6,752 6,975 9,429 9,548 13,172    
FG Pat Deering 8.1 5,929 6,037 6,137 6,323 6,420 6,995 7,143      
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
FG 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              
PBP/Solidarity Adrienne Wallace[n 1] 2.1 1,558 3,350 3,769 4,059 4,776 4,823        
Ren 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%)
Candidate votes by stage
  1. ^ People Before Profit, Solidarity and RISE contested this election as Solidarity–People Before Profit, so candidates appeared on the ballot under this name. Wallace was a member of People Before Profit.

2016 general electionEdit

2016 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[40][41][34]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
FF John McGuinness 15.0 10,528 10,545 10,823 10,886 10,965 11,490 11,903        
FF 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
SF Kathleen Funchion 12.4 8,700 8,838 8,891 9,094 9,856 10,228 10,934 10,970 11,516 11,720  
FF 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
FG 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  
FG 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
FG 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          
Ren 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-electionEdit

2015 by-election: Carlow–Kilkenny[33]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
FF Bobby Aylward 27.8 18,572 18,713 18,845 19,223 19,480 19,898 20,950 22,826 26,529
FG David Fitzgerald 20.6 13,744 13,826 13,895 14,174 14,289 15,058 16,612 18,875 21,632
SF Kathleen Funchion 16.2 10,806 11,006 11,501 11,974 13,113 13,879 14,632 16,437  
Ren 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        
Independent Breda Gardner 4.2 2,792 3,016 3,226            
PBP Adrienne Wallace 3.6 2,377 2,644 3,256 3,640          
AAA 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 electionEdit

2011 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[42][32]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
FG 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
FG 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
FF 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  
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  
FG 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
FF 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
FF 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      
SF 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    
Labour Des Hurley 5.3 3,908 3,910 3,919 3,928 3,952 3,978 4,091 4,298 4,683        
SF 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[43] 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 Raemie Leahy 0.3 256 272 277                    
Independent John O'Hara 0.3 253 270 327 345                  
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 electionEdit

2007 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[31]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
FF John McGuinness 17.2 11,635                
FF Bobby Aylward 17.1 11,600                
FF M. J. Nolan 13.4 9,037 9,481 9,693 9,901 10,350 10,457 11,136 12,593  
FG Phil Hogan 12.7 8,569 8,673 8,725 8,751 9,056 9,543 11,360    
FG John Paul Phelan 9.6 6,494 6,548 6,568 6,604 6,841 7,361 8,170 9,499 9,815
Green Mary White 8.0 5,386 5,533 5,560 5,573 6,266 6,695 7,405 9,883 10,464
FG Fergal Browne 7.3 4,948 5,084 5,087 5,092 5,190 5,226      
Labour Jim Townsend 5.0 3,401 3,529 3,534 3,536 3,732 5,285 6,389    
Labour Michael O'Brien 4.3 2,923 2,939 2,957 2,972 3,304        
SF 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 electionEdit

In 2002 Séamus Pattison, the outgoing Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann, was returned automatically, by virtue of his office.

2002 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[30]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ceann Comhairle Séamus Pattison Automatically Returned N/A              
FF Liam Aylward 20.5 12,489              
FF John McGuinness 15.4 9,343 9,371 9,657 10,085 10,527 10,654 10,878 12,111
FF M. J. Nolan 14.3 8,711 8,772 8,887 9,140 9,204 9,832 9,895 11,009
FG Phil Hogan 12.9 7,841 7,852 8,074 8,239 8,903 12,238    
FG Fergal Browne 8.9 5,468 5,530 5,670 5,762 5,894      
Green Mary White 8.2 4,961 5,003 5,401 6,055 6,696 7,329 7,355  
Labour Jim Townsend 7.0 4,272 4,330 4,415 4,568 6,625 7,646 7,653 10,615
Labour Michael O'Brien 6.1 3,732 3,739 3,946 4,220        
SF 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 electionEdit

1997 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[44]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
FF Liam Aylward 21.0 11,849              
FG Phil Hogan 17.1 9,642              
FG John Browne 12.1 6,834 6,921 6,974 7,075 7,774 7,930 8,444 9,378
FF John McGuinness 10.6 5,990 7,252 7,322 7,447 7,483 7,496 8,776 9,310
FF M. J. Nolan 10.6 5,975 6,462 6,568 6,663 7,033 7,036 7,897 8,548
Labour Séamus Pattison 9.9 5,578 5,746 5,784 5,860 7,425 7,467 7,782 9,026
Progressive Democrats Jim G. Gibbons 5.6 3,184 3,468 3,501 3,623 3,738 3,749    
Green Mary White 5.5 3,116 3,197 3,242 3,501 3,742 3,750 4,253  
Labour Jim Townsend 5.3 2,995 3,007 3,073 3,102        
Catholic Democrats 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 electionEdit

1992 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[45]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Labour Séamus Pattison 24.6 13,713          
FF Liam Aylward 20.3 11,331          
FF M. J. Nolan 12.9 7,195 7,605 7,878 8,339 8,402 8,965
FG Philip Hogan 11.8 6,573 7,686 7,804 8,003 9,497  
FG John Browne 11.6 6,471 7,273 7,319 7,375 8,003 9,227
FF 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  
FG Andy Cotterell 4.2 2,358 2,721 2,795 2,823    
FF 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 electionEdit

1989 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[46]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
FF Liam Aylward 18.6 10,161            
Labour Séamus Pattison 17.6 9,599            
FF M. J. Nolan 14.3 7,798 7,883 8,096 8,307 8,406 8,450 8,543
FG John Browne 12.0 6,526 6,616 6,642 7,225 8,499 9,826  
FG Phil Hogan 11.8 6,431 6,611 6,666 7,929 10,528    
FF Pat Millea 10.9 5,950 6,059 6,714 7,082 7,254 7,322 7,513
FG Andy Cotterell 7.0 3,839 3,914 3,980 4,470      
Progressive Democrats Martin Patrick 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 electionEdit

1987 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[26]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
FF Liam Aylward 18.7 10,773            
FF 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  
FF Pat Millea 9.5 5,435 6,155 6,350 6,493 6,592    
FG Phil Hogan 9.4 5,376 5,406 5,479 5,593 6,700 7,420  
FG 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
FG 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:     Valid: 57,485   Spoilt:     Quota: 9,581   Turnout:  

November 1982 general electionEdit

November 1982 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[25]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
FF Liam Aylward 16.6 9,291 9,297 9,336                
FG Kieran Crotty 15.0 8,377 8,379 8,447 8,528 8,578 8,842 9,288 9,293 11,205    
FF 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
FF 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
FG 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
FG Joseph Manning 6.2 3,436 3,440 3,519 3,535 3,759 3,797 5,467 5,470      
FG 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              
FF 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:     Valid: 55,804   Spoilt:     Quota: 9,301   Turnout:  

February 1982 general electionEdit

February 1982 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[24]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
FF Jim Gibbons 16.4 8,910 8,927 9,099                  
FF Liam Aylward 16.3 8,844 8,853 8,966 9,478                
FG Kieran Crotty 14.5 7,869 7,878 7,898 7,995 8,026 8,150 8,387 8,747 12,154      
FF 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
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
FG Desmond Governey 8.6 4,663 4,682 4,730 4,738 4,738 5,115 5,192 6,370 7,375 10,009    
FG Dick Dowling 8.3 4,506 4,512 4,521 4,524 4,526 4,588 4,834 5,285        
FG Michael Deering 4.1 2,220 2,225 2,251 2,256 2,260 2,333 2,358          
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              
FF John McGuinness 1.7 907 909 938                  
FF 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 electionEdit

1981 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[23]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
FF Liam Aylward 16.6 9,374 9,569                  
FG Kieran Crotty 14.6 8,285 8,324 8,334 8,487 9,267 9,271 9,577        
FF 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
FF 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
Labour Séamus Pattison 10.8 6,095 6,104 6,853 7,547 7,631 7,634 7,895 8,720 9,931    
FG Desmond Governey 10.1 5,669 5,763 5,935 6,020 7,183 7,184 7,211 10,762      
FG Dick Dowling 7.8 4,447 4,465 4,694 4,794 5,102 5,103 5,141        
FF Mick Lanigan 4.7 2,708 2,755 2,765 2,887 2,901 2,933          
FG John Browne 4.3 2,421 2,449 2,535 2,573              
Workers' Party Seán Walsh 3.3 1,881 1,892 1,932                
Labour Jim Townsend 2.1 1,178 1,189                  
FF 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 electionEdit

1977 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
FF Tom Nolan 8,376 15.1 2
FF Jim Gibbons 8,143 14.7 3
FG Kieran Crotty 7,119 12.8 1
FF Liam Aylward 6,317 11.4 4
Labour Séamus Pattison 6,276 11.3 5
FG Desmond Governey 5,990 10.8
FF Mick Lanigan 4,126 7.4
FF Patrick Carpenter 2,673 4.8
Workers' Party Seán Walsh 1,666 3.0
FG Thomas Coogan 1,510 2.7
Labour John McNally 1,430 2.6
FG Peter O'Hanrahan 1,214 2.2
Independent John Bolger 589 1.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 55,429   Quota: 9,239   Turnout:

1973 general electionEdit

1973 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
FG Kieran Crotty 7,343 15.7 2
FF Jim Gibbons 7,128 15.3 5
FF Tom Nolan 7,098 15.2 1
FG Desmond Governey 6,953 14.9 3
FF Bob Aylward 6,618 14.2
Labour Séamus Pattison 5,300 11.3 4
FG Thomas Coogan 2,362 5.1
Labour John McManamy 1,488 3.2
FG Michael Wall 1,222 2.6
FF Liam Murphy 1,205 2.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,717   Quota: 7,787   Turnout:

1969 general electionEdit

1969 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
FF Tom Nolan 8,090 17.6 1 1
FF Jim Gibbons 7,771 16.9 2 1
FF Bob Aylward 6,273 13.6
FG Desmond Governey 6,146 13.3 5
Labour Séamus Pattison 6,041 13.1 4
FG Kieran Crotty 5,863 12.7 3
FG James Keeffe 2,251 4.9
Labour John McManamy 1,946 4.2
FG Thomas Hogan 1,692 3.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,073   Quota: 7,679   Turnout:

1965 general electionEdit

1965 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
FF Tom Nolan 7,805 17.4 1 1
Labour Séamus Pattison 6,299 14.1 3
FG Patrick Crotty 6,114 13.7 2
FF Jim Gibbons 5,865 13.1 4
FF Bob Aylward 4,996 11.2
FG Desmond Governey 4,741 10.6 5
FF Martin Medlar 3,305 7.4
Labour John Moriarty 2,767 6.2
FG Matthew Byrne 2,684 6.0
Independent Charles Cummins 175 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,751   Quota: 7,459   Turnout:

1961 general electionEdit

1961 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
FG Patrick Crotty 7,434 17.2 1 1
FG Desmond Governey 5,343 12.4 2
FF Martin Medlar 5,009 11.6 3
FF Tom Nolan 4,666 10.8
Labour Séamus Pattison 4,116 9.5 4
FF Jim Gibbons 4,046 9.4 5
FF Patrick Teehan 3,072 7.1
Independent John Moriarty 2,350 5.5
FF Michael McGuinness 2,056 4.8
FG Francis O'Brien 1,891 4.4
Labour John Fahey 1,674 3.9
NPD Kathleen Brady 1,484 3.4
Electorate: 57,784   Valid: 43,141   Quota: 7,191   Turnout: 74.6%

1960 by-electionEdit

Following the death of Fine Gael TD Joseph Hughes, a by-election was held on 23 June 1960. The Elections Act 1960 was passed to enable the election to be held the same day as the 1960 local elections, using the same administrative apparatus.[47] The Dáil seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Patrick Teehan.

1960 by-election: Carlow–Kilkenny[48]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2
FF Patrick J. Teehan 40.7 15,515 17,555
FG 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 electionEdit

1957 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
FF Martin Medlar 9,447 22.1 1 1
FF Jim Gibbons 5,761 13.5 3
FG Patrick Crotty 5,742 13.4 2
FF Francis Humphreys 5,738 13.4 4
FG Joseph Hughes 4,419 10.3 5
FF Patrick Teehan 3,042 7.1
Labour Herbert Devoy 1,992 4.7
FG William Cotterell 1,929 4.5
Labour James Pattison 1,900 4.4
Labour John Fahey 1,739 4.1
CnaP John Moriarty 1,037 2.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,746   Quota: 7,125   Turnout:

1956 by-electionEdit

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[48]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2
FF Martin Medlar 57.8 23,782  
FG 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 electionEdit

1954 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
FF Thomas Walsh 9,948 21.6 1 1
FG Patrick Crotty 8,492 18.4 2 1
FF Thomas Derrig 6,164 13.4 4
Labour James Pattison 5,522 12.0 5
FF Francis Humphreys 5,216 11.3
FG Joseph Hughes 5,053 11.0 3
FG Thomas Fielding 2,413 5.2
Independent William Nolan 2,248 4.9
Labour Daniel Maguire 1,106 2.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,162   Quota: 7,694   Turnout:

1951 general electionEdit

1951 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[48]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
FF Thomas Walsh 18.9 8,701            
FG Patrick J. Crotty 17.2 7,901            
FF Thomas Derrig 17.1 7,890            
FF Dr. Francis Humphreys 12.5 5,758 6,590 6,593 6,707 6,749 7,292 7,485
FG Joseph Hughes 11.1 5,132 5,180 5,262 5,462 7,029 7,882  
Labour James P. 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    
FG Thomas Fielding 3.7 1,703 1,721 1,828 1,993      
CnaP Patrick Gleeson 3.0 1,384 1,396 1,405        
Electorate: 60,522   Valid: 46,076   Quota: 7,680   Turnout: 76.13%

1948 general electionEdit

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

1948 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[48]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
FF Thomas Derrig 19.3 8,787                    
FG Joseph Hughes 13.3 6,055 6,085 6,118 6,151 6,178 6,216 6,585 6,631 7,174 8,012  
FG Patrick J. 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 P. 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
FF 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
FF 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
CnaP 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      
FG David Burke 3.4 1,543 1,546 1,549 1,557 1,588 1,622          
FF Joseph Rice 3.3 1,506 1,773 1,782 1,802 1,822 1,838 1,840        
CnaP 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              
CnaP 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 electionEdit

1933 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
FF Thomas Derrig 10,022 19.5 1 1
Labour James Pattison 6,833 13.3 4
FF Seán Gibbons 6,167 12.0 3
CnaG Desmond FitzGerald 6,078 11.9 2
FF Francis Humphreys 5,614 11.0
CnaG Edward Dundon 5,293 10.3
National Centre Party Richard Holohan 5,029 9.8 5
CnaG Denis Gorey 4,801 9.4
Independent James Murphy 1,453 2.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 51,290   Quota: 8,549   Turnout:

1932 general electionEdit

1932 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
FF Thomas Derrig 11,848 25.2 1 1
CnaG Desmond FitzGerald 8,672 18.4 2 1
FF Seán Gibbons 4,749 10.1 3
FF Francis Humphreys 4,629 9.8 4
CnaG James Hughes 4,272 9.1
Labour James Pattison 4,105 8.7
CnaG Denis Gorey 2,799 5.9 5
Independent Richard Holohan 2,688 5.7
Independent Edward Doyle 2,540 5.4
Independent Thomas Bolger 718 1.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,020   Quota: 7,837   Turnout:

1927 by-electionEdit

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[9]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1
CnaG Denis Gorey 50.3 23,007
FF Michael Skelly 49.7 22,734
Electorate: 61,724   Valid: 45,741   Quota: 22,871   Turnout: 74.1%

September 1927 general electionEdit

September 1927 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
CnaG W. T. Cosgrave 13,949 32.4 1 1
FF Thomas Derrig 9,891 23.0 2 1
Labour Edward Doyle 4,956 11.5 5
Farmers' Party Richard Holohan 4,599 10.7 4
FF Michael Delaney 3,229 7.5
CnaG Denis Gorey 2,541 5.9
CnaG Peter de Loughry 2,516 5.8 3
Independent James Reade 1,348 3.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,029   Quota: 7,172   Turnout:

June 1927 general electionEdit

June 1927 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
CnaG W. T. Cosgrave 13,271 31.4 1 1
FF Thomas Derrig 5,408 12.8 2
Labour Edward Doyle 5,060 12.0 3
Farmers' Party Richard Holohan 3,695 8.8 4
Farmers' Party Arthur Kavanagh 3,276 7.8
Labour Edmund Wall 3,096 7.3
FF Michael Skelly 2,961 7.0
NL John Magennis 2,096 5.0
FF Edward McDonald 1,653 3.9
CnaG Denis Gorey 954 2.3 5
CnaG John Nolan 761 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,231   Quota: 7,039   Turnout:

1925 by-electionEdit

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[6]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1
CnaG 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 electionEdit

1923 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
CnaG W. T. Cosgrave 17,709 44.1 1 1
Republican Michael Skelly 5,641 14.1 5 7
Labour Edward Doyle 4,783 11.9 4 6
Republican Michael Barry 4,355 10.8
Farmers' Party Denis Gorey 3,702 9.2 2 4
Farmers' Party Edward Broughan 1,830 4.6
Independent Patrick Gaffney 803 2.0
CnaG Thomas Bolger 723 1.8
CnaG Seán Gibbons 615 1.5 3 6
Electorate: 62,937   Valid: 40,161   Quota: 6,694   Turnout: 63.8%

1922 general electionEdit

1922 general election: Carlow–Kilkenny[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Patrick Gaffney 10,875 34.8 1 1
SF W. T. Cosgrave 7,071 22.6 2 1
Farmers' Party Denis Gorey 6,122 19.6 3 3
SF Edward Aylward 3,365 10.8
SF Gearóid O'Sullivan 2,681 8.6 4 4
SF James Lennon 1,113 3.6
Electorate: 51,012   Valid: 31,227   Quota: 6,246   Turnout: 61.2%

1921 general electionEdit

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

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