Ballyshannon (Parliament of Ireland constituency)

Ballyshannon (also known as Ballyshannon Borough) was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons from 1613 to 1800.

Former Borough constituency
for the Irish House of Commons
Former constituency
Created1613 (1613)
Replaced byDisenfranchised

Boundaries and Boundary Changes

This constituency was the borough of Ballyshannon in County Donegal. It returned two members to the Parliament of Ireland from 1613 to 1800.

Members of Parliament, 1613–1801

ElectionFirst memberFirst partySecond memberSecond party
April 1613Paul GoreEdward Cherry
1613Sir Arthur Savage
June 1634Thomas LeakeMichael Stanhope
December 1634James Dillon
1639Sir Robert MeredithJames Cusack
April 1661John Bridges[note 1]Sir Anthony Morgan[note 2]
May 1661Robert KingWilliam Hill
1689 Ballyshannon was not represented in the Patriot Parliament.[1]
1692 Francis Folliott John Folliott
1695 Hon. Henry Folliott
1697 Richard Warburton
1703 Richard Geering
1713 Owen Wynne John Rochfort
November 1727 William Conolly[note 3] Whig Thomas Pearson
1727 William James Conolly
1737 Edward Walpole[note 4]
1754 Michael Clarke
May 1761 Thomas Conolly[note 5]
1761 John Gustavus Handcock
1766 Hugh Henry Mitchell
1768 Francis Andrews[note 6]
1769 William Gamble
1776 John Staples Sir Michael Cromie
1783 William Ogilvie
1790 Thomas Dickson
January 1798 Viscount Corry David Babington
1798 Sir William Richardson
1801 Disenfranchised


  1. Also elected for Kilmallock, for which he chose to sit
  2. Also elected for Taghmon, for which he chose to sit
  3. Also elected for Londonderry County in 1727, for which he chose to sit
  4. Knighted in 1753
  5. Also elected for Londonderry County in 1761, for which he chose to sit
  6. Also elected for Londonderry City in 1768, for which he chose to sit


  1. O'Hart (2007), p. 501


  • Return of Members of Parliament (1878), vol. ii, p. 611–612.
  • O'Hart, John (2007). The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry: When Cromwell came to Ireland. vol. II. Heritage Books. ISBN 0-7884-1927-7.
  • 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.
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