Kilkenny (Dáil constituency)
Kilkenny was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1937 to 1948. The constituency elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).
|Former Dáil Éireann|
|County/City council||County Kilkenny|
The constituency was created for the 1937 general election, when the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935 split the old Carlow–Kilkenny constituency, with County Carlow being represented from 1937 through the new Carlow–Kildare constituency.
Some Dáil constituencies cross county boundaries in order to ensure a reasonably consistent ratio of electors to TDs. However, the 1937 Act defines the boundaries of the Kilkenny constituency as being simply "the administrative County of Kilkenny".
|Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kilkenny 1937–1948|
|13th||1948||Constituency abolished. See Carlow–Kilkenny|
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.
1944 general electionEdit
|1944 general election: Kilkenny|
|Fianna Fáil||Thomas Derrig||7,679||26.7||1||1|
|National Labour Party||James Pattison||6,239||21.7||3|
|Fine Gael||Eamonn Coogan||6,071||21.1||2|
|Fianna Fáil||Thomas Walsh||5,667||19.7|
|Clann na Talmhan||Philip Mahony||3,157||11.0|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 28,813 Quota: 7,204 Turnout:|
1943 general electionEdit
|1943 general election: Kilkenny|
|Fianna Fáil||Thomas Derrig||6,852||22.0||3|
|Clann na Talmhan||Philip Mahony||5,420||17.4||2|
|Fianna Fáil||Thomas Walsh||4,910||15.7|
|Fine Gael||Richard Gorey||2,511||8.0|
|Fine Gael||Thomas de Loughry||2,337||7.5|
|Fine Gael||William Mullins||1,071||3.4|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 31,217 Quota: 7,805 Turnout:|
1938 general electionEdit
|1938 general election: Kilkenny|
|Fianna Fáil||Thomas Derrig||11,327||34.0||1||1|
|Fine Gael||Denis Gorey||9,125||27.4||1||2|
|Fianna Fáil||Joseph Rice||4,419||13.3|
|Fine Gael||Simon Walton||1,708||5.1|
|Electorate: 40,537 Valid: 33,299 Quota: 8,325 Turnout: 82.1%|
1937 general electionEdit
|1937 general election: Kilkenny|
|Fianna Fáil||Thomas Derrig||7,494||22.9||3|
|Fianna Fáil||Seán Gibbons||6,054||18.5|
|Fine Gael||Denis Gorey||5,132||15.7||1|
|Fine Gael||Desmond FitzGerald||4,820||14.7|
|Fine Gael||Richard Holohan||1,628||5.0|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 32,744 Quota: 8,187 Turnout:|
- "Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act, 1935: First Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286.
- "General election 1937: Kilkenny". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "General election 1938: Kilkenny". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "General election 1943: Kilkenny". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "General election 1944: Kilkenny". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 September 2010.