Peter McDonald (1836 – 12 March 1891)[1] was an Irish teacher, businessman and politician.

Peter McDonald
Kilfinane, County Limerick
Died12 March 1891
Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire)
Occupation(s)Teacher, businessman, politician

Born in Kilfinane, County Limerick, the son of Randal McDonald,[1] he became a teacher in Blackrock College, then a commercial traveller, and then a partner in Cantwell and McDonald, wine merchants and distillers of Dublin.[2]

In the general election of 1885 he was elected member of parliament for North Sligo, a seat which he held until his death in 1891. He died at his home in Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire).[1]


  1. ^ a b c 'Obituary', The Times, 14 March 1891
  2. ^ 'Biographies of Candidates', The Times, 27 November 1885.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for North Sligo
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