Cork County (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Cork County was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.

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

Boundaries and Boundary ChangesEdit

This constituency consisted of the County Cork. It returned two members to the Parliament of Ireland up to 1800.


In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Cork County was represented with two members.[1] Following the Act of Union 1800 the borough retained two parliamentary seats in the United Kingdom House of Commons.

Members of ParliamentEdit


Election First member First party Second member Second party
1689 Patriot Parliament Justin McCarthy Sir Richard Nagle
1692 Sir St John Brodrick Henry Boyle
1695 Thomas Brodrick Whig
1703 Sir John Perceval, 5th Bt
1713 Alan Brodrick Whig
1715 Henry Boyle St John Brodrick
1728 Sir Matthew Deane, 3rd Bt
1747 Arthur Hyde
1756 Viscount Dungarvan
1759 Richard Townsend
1761 Viscount Boyle
1765 Hon. John Lysaght
1768 John Hyde
1776 Sir Robert Deane, 6th Bt
1781 James Bernard
1783 Viscount Kingsborough
1791 Abraham Morris
1797 Viscount Boyle
1798 Robert Uniacke Fitzgerald
1801 Succeeded by the Westminster constituency Cork County



  1. ^ O'Hart (2007), p. 500
  2. ^ McGrath 1997, p. 257: "Redmond replaced his nephew by marriage McCarthy."


  • McGrath, Brid (1997). "Redmond Roche Cork County". A Biographical Dictionary of the Membership of the Irish House of Commons 1640 to 1641 (Thesis). 1. Dublin: Trinity College. pp. 257–258. – Parliaments & Biographies (PDF downloaded from given URL)
  • O'Hart, John (2007). The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry: When Cromwell came to Ireland. 2. Heritage Books. ISBN 0-7884-1927-7.
  • Johnston-Liik, E. M. (2002). History of the Irish Parliament, 1692–1800, Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation (28 Feb 2002), ISBN 1-903688-09-4
  • T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, F. J. Byrne, A New History of Ireland 1534-1691, Oxford University Press, 1978
  • Tim Cadogan and Jeremiah Falvey, A Biographical Dictionary of Cork, 2006, Four Courts Press ISBN 1-84682-030-8
  • 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.