Farrell McElgunn

Farrell McElgunn (5 January 1932 – 2 March 2020) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and teacher. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in UCG in Galway in Irish and History, and later completed a masters of Irish in Maynooth University. He was also a local historian.[1]

He was nominated by the Taoiseach to the 11th Seanad on 21 November 1968.[2] He stood as a Fianna Fáil candidate at the 1969 general election for the Roscommon–Leitrim constituency but was unsuccessful. He was re-nominated by the Taoiseach to the 12th Seanad following the 1969 election. He served as a member of the first Irish delegation as a Member of the European Parliament from January to February 1973. He stood again at the 1973 general election for Roscommon–Leitrim but was again unsuccessful.[3]

McElgunn died on 2 March 2020, aged 88.[4]


  1. ^ McElgunn, Farrell. "Bush Hotel History". The Bush Hotel. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Farrell McElgunn". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 10 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Farrell McElgunn". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 April 2009.
  4. ^ Death of former Councillor, Senator and MEP, Farrell McElgunn - Leitrim Observer

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