Mayo South (Dáil constituency)

Mayo South was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1923 to 1969. The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

Mayo South
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Outline map
Location of Mayo South within Ireland
Former constituency
Created1923
Abolished1969
Seats5 (1923–1948)
4 (1948–1969)
County/City councilCounty Mayo

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created under the Electoral Act 1923 for the 1923 general election to Dáil Éireann, whose members formed the 4th Dáil.[1]

From 1923 to 1948, Mayo South elected 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). Under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947, this was reduced to 4 with effect from the 1948 general election.[2]

It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969, when it and Mayo North were replaced by the two new constituencies of Mayo East and Mayo West.[3]

BoundariesEdit

The constituency covered the county electoral areas of Castlebar, Claremorris and Westport, in the administrative county of Mayo.[1]

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Mayo South 1923–1969[4]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
4th 1923[5] Tom Maguire
(Rep)
Michael Kilroy
(Rep)
William Sears
(CnaG)
Joseph MacBride
(CnaG)
Martin Nally
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[6] Thomas J. O'Connell
(Lab)
Michael Kilroy
(FF)
Eugene Mullen
(FF)
James FitzGerald-Kenney
(CnaG)
6th 1927 (Sep)[7] Richard Walsh
(FF)
7th 1932[8] Edward Moane
(FF)
8th 1933[9]
9th 1937[10] Micheál Clery
(FF)
James FitzGerald-Kenney
(FG)
Martin Nally
(FG)
10th 1938[11] Mícheál Ó Móráin
(FF)
11th 1943[12] Joseph Blowick
(CnaT)
Dominick Cafferky
(CnaT)
12th 1944[13] Richard Walsh
(FF)
1945 by-election[14] Bernard Commons
(CnaT)
13th 1948[15] 4 seats
1948–1969
14th 1951[16] Seán Flanagan
(FF)
Dominick Cafferky
(CnaT)
15th 1954[17] Henry Kenny
(FG)
16th 1957[18]
17th 1961[19]
18th 1965[20] Michael Lyons
(FG)
19th 1969 Constituency abolished. See Mayo East and Mayo West

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

1965 general electionEdit

1965 general election: Mayo South[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Mícheál Ó Móráin 7,286 23.7 1 1
Fine Gael Henry Kenny 7,071 23.0 2 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Flanagan 4,799 15.6 3
Fine Gael Michael Lyons 4,265 13.9 4
Fine Gael Martin Finn 4,247 13.8
Clann na Poblachta Oliver Morahan 1,651 5.4
Fianna Fáil John J. Keane 1,442 4.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,761   Quota: 6,153   Turnout:

1961 general electionEdit

1961 general election: Mayo South[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Mícheál Ó Móráin 6,965 23.1 1 1
Fine Gael Henry Kenny 6,215 20.7 2 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Flanagan 4,368 14.5 3
Clann na Talmhan Joseph Blowick 4,088 13.6 4
Fine Gael Martin Finn 2,409 8.0
Fine Gael Michael Lyons 2,230 7.4
Independent Dominick Cafferky 1,941 6.5
Fianna Fáil George McGuire 1,236 4.1
Clann na Talmhan Thomas Thornton 645 2.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,097   Quota: 6,020   Turnout:

1957 general electionEdit

1957 general election: Mayo South[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Clann na Talmhan Joseph Blowick 5,749 16.8 2
Fianna Fáil Mícheál Ó Móráin 5,624 16.5 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Flanagan 5,391 15.8 3
Fine Gael Henry Kenny 4,411 12.9 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick Duffy 3,624 10.6
Clann na Talmhan Dominick Cafferky 3,311 9.7
Clann na Talmhan Douglas Kelly 2,525 7.4
Fine Gael Michael Lyons 2,366 6.9
Clann na Poblachta Oliver Morahan 1,155 3.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,156   Quota: 6,832   Turnout:

1954 general electionEdit

1954 general election: Mayo South[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Clann na Talmhan Joseph Blowick 6,338 17.3 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Flanagan 5,742 15.7 2
Fine Gael Henry Kenny 4,983 13.6 4
Fianna Fáil Mícheál Ó Móráin 4,204 11.5 3
Fine Gael Michael Lyons 3,400 9.3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Duffy 3,309 9.0
Clann na Talmhan Dominick Cafferky 3,197 8.7
Clann na Talmhan Bernard Commons 2,669 7.3
Fianna Fáil Bernard Joyce 2,190 6.0
Independent Martin Carney 603 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,635   Quota: 7,328   Turnout:

1951 general electionEdit

1951 general election: Mayo South[21]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Clann na Talmhan Joseph Blowick 18.1 6,974 7,096 7,180 7,217 8,838        
Clann na Talmhan Dominick Cafferky 15.5 5,947 5,959 5,972 6,282 7,804        
Fianna Fáil Michael Moran 13.5 5,187 5,209 5,220 5,506 5,606 5,661 5,667 9,116  
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gibbons 12.4 4,756 4,771 4,815 4,961 5,029 5,042 5,044    
Fine Gael John T. Ruane 10.6 4,085 4,383 4,824 4,917 5,271 6,229 6,332 6,587 6,666
Fianna Fáil Seán Flanagan 10.1 3,887 3,895 3,899 5,481 5,591 5,639 5,644 6,520 7,869
Clann na Talmhan Bernard Commons 9.8 3,751 3,784 3,791 3,888          
Fianna Fáil Martin J. Cassidy 7.1 2,713 2,715 2,717            
Fine Gael Patrick Shanley 1.5 578 613              
Fine Gael Patrick Gavin 1.5 561                
Electorate: 52,366   Valid: 38,439   Quota: 7,688   Turnout: 73.40%

1948 general electionEdit

1948 general election: Mayo South[21]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Clann na Talmhan Joseph Blowick 13.0 5,052 5,067 5,336 5,358 5,970 6,311 6,332 7,198
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 11.8 4,594 4,621 4,662 7,135 7,269 8,528    
Clann na Talmhan Bernard Commons 11.3 4,393 4,423 4,486 4,530 5,168 5,330 5,346 8,583
Clann na Talmhan Dominick Cafferky 10.8 4,193 4,361 4,390 4,511 4,683 4,738 4,744  
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gibbons 10.0 3,889 3,919 4,170 4,314 4,540      
Fianna Fáil Michael Moran 9.6 3,713 3,749 3,837 4,375 4,594 6,705 7,382 7,435
Fianna Fáil Patrick Regan 9.1 3,534 3,646 3,674          
Fine Gael John T. Ruane 8.7 3,379 4,179 4,287 4,410 4,912 5,068 5,098 5,303
Clann na Poblachta John James Durcan 5.9 2,307 2,574 3,897 3,933        
Clann na Poblachta Owen Hughes 5.1 1,967 2,288            
Fine Gael John McCarthy 2.5 983              
Clann na Poblachta John Grealy 2.3 883              
Electorate: 55,555   Valid: 38,887   Quota: 7,778   Turnout: 70.00%

1945 by-electionEdit

Following the resignation of Fianna Fáil TD Micheál Clery, a by-election was held on 4 December 1945. The seat was won by the Clann na Talmhan candidate Bernard Commons

1945 by-election: Mayo South[21]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1
Clann na Talmhan Bernard Commons 53.3 16,977
Fianna Fáil Charles Gilmartin 46.7 14,861
Electorate: 57,775   Valid: 31,838   Quota: 15,920   Turnout: 55.11%

1944 general electionEdit

1944 general election: Mayo South[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Micheál Clery 6,814 17.4 1 1
Clann na Talmhan Dominick Cafferky 5,743 14.7 2
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 5,366 13.7 3
Fianna Fáil Mícheál Ó Móráin 4,620 11.8 5
Clann na Talmhan Joseph Blowick 4,471 11.4 4
Independent Bernard Commons 3,789 9.7
Fine Gael James FitzGerald-Kenney 3,738 9.5
Fianna Fáil Michael Kilroy 2,825 7.2
Fine Gael John O'Connor 1,819 4.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 39,185   Quota: 6,531   Turnout:

1943 general electionEdit

1943 general election: Mayo South[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Micheál Clery 6,118 14.6 1
Clann na Talmhan Dominick Cafferky 5,415 12.9 2
Clann na Talmhan Joseph Blowick 4,992 11.9 3
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 4,283 10.2
Clann na Talmhan Bernard Commons 3,695 8.8
Fianna Fáil Mícheál Ó Móráin 3,516 8.4 5
Fine Gael James FitzGerald-Kenney 3,052 7.3 4
Fianna Fáil Michael Gallagher 2,892 6.9
Independent John Morahan 2,307 5.5
Fine Gael William Gallagher 1,925 4.6
Fine Gael Martin Nally 1,791 4.3
Labour Party James Quigley 790 1.9
Labour Party William Walsh 669 1.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,843   Quota: 6,974   Turnout:

1938 general electionEdit

1938 general election: Mayo South[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Micheál Clery 8,781 20.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 6,816 15.9 5
Fine Gael James FitzGerald-Kenney 6,727 15.7 2
Fianna Fáil Mícheál Ó Móráin 5,395 12.6 3
Fine Gael Martin Nally 4,813 11.2 4
Fine Gael William Gallagher 4,779 11.2
Fianna Fáil Edward Moane 4,617 10.8
Labour Party James Quigley 923 2.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,851   Quota: 7,142   Turnout:

1937 general electionEdit

1937 general election: Mayo South[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Micheál Clery 8,235 20.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 6,373 15.5 5
Fine Gael James FitzGerald-Kenney 5,951 14.5 2
Fine Gael James Morrisroe 3,988 9.7
Fine Gael Martin Nally 3,906 9.5 4
Fine Gael James McGing 3,834 9.3
Fianna Fáil Edward Moane 3,684 9.0 3
Fianna Fáil Mícheál Ó Móráin 3,246 7.9
Independent Malachi Forde 1,907 4.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,124   Quota: 6,855   Turnout:

1933 general electionEdit

1933 general election: Mayo South[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael Kilroy 7,033 17.2 1 1
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 6,410 15.6 4
Fianna Fáil George Maguire 5,805 14.2
Fianna Fáil Edward Moane 5,706 13.9 5
Cumann na nGaedheal James FitzGerald-Kenney 5,588 13.6 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Nally 4,926 12.0 3
Cumann na nGaedheal James McGing 3,764 9.2
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick O'Donnell 1,773 4.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,005   Quota: 6,835   Turnout:

1932 general electionEdit

1932 general election: Mayo South[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal James FitzGerald-Kenney 7,041 18.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 6,945 18.0 2 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Kilroy 5,589 14.5 3
Fianna Fáil Edward Moane 4,711 12.2 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Nally 3,414 8.9 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Moran 3,094 8.0
Labour Party Thomas J. O'Connell 3,085 8.0
Fianna Fáil George Maguire 2,839 7.4
Independent Thomas Moclair 1,796 4.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 38,514   Quota: 6,420   Turnout:

September 1927 general electionEdit

September 1927 general election: Mayo South[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal James FitzGerald-Kenney 5,650 16.5 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Nally 5,241 15.3 4
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 4,978 14.5 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Kilroy 4,171 12.2 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick O'Donnell 4,058 11.8
Labour Party Thomas J. O'Connell 3,790 11.0 5
Fianna Fáil Edward Moane 3,344 9.7
Fianna Fáil Eugene Mullen 3,104 9.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,336   Quota: 5,723   Turnout:

June 1927 general electionEdit

June 1927 general election: Mayo South[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Party Thomas J. O'Connell 4,144 12.1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Kilroy 3,836 11.2 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Nally 3,429 10.0 2
Fianna Fáil Eugene Mullen 3,282 9.6 5
Fianna Fáil Richard Walsh 3,268 9.6
Fianna Fáil Edward Moane 3,056 8.9
Cumann na nGaedheal James FitzGerald-Kenney 2,886 8.4 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick O'Donnell 2,336 6.8
Independent Thomas Moclair 2,260 6.6
Cumann na nGaedheal Joseph MacBride 1,769 5.2
Cumann na nGaedheal William Sears 1,728 5.1
Farmers' Party Peter Tuohy 1,093 3.2
Farmers' Party Thomas Kelly 1,075 3.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,162   Quota: 5,694   Turnout:

1923 general electionEdit

1923 general election: Mayo South[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal William Sears 6,571 20.5 1 1
Republican Tom Maguire 5,712 17.8 2 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Joseph MacBride 4,758 14.8 3
Republican Michael Kilroy 3,516 11.0 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Nally 3,468 10.8 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Charles Bewley 2,479 7.7
Republican Thomas Derrig 2,148 6.7
Labour Party Michael O'Connor 1,298 4.1
Independent P. J. O'Malley 1,175 3.7
Farmers' Party Peter Tuohy 929 2.9
Electorate: 58,513   Valid: 32,054   Quota: 5,343   Turnout: 54.8%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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