Carlow-Kilkenny (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Carlow-Kilkenny (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Dáil Éireann constituency infobox
Name = Carlow-Kilkenny
Entity = Ireland

Year = 1921, 1948
TDs = 5
Counties = Carlow, Kilkenny
EP= East

Carlow-Kilkenny is a constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The present form of the constituency was created for the 1948 general election.


The constituency has an electorate of 97,071 and at present is served by 5 Teachtaí Dála (TDs). The method of election is the Single Transferable Vote.

The constituency spans the entire area of County Kilkenny and most of County Carlow [a small part of which is in the Wicklow constituency] , taking in Kilkenny City, Carlow town, Urlingford, Tullow and Muinebeag. The constituency of Carlow Kilkenny has been used in Irish elections since the election of the Second Dáil in 1921. Prior to Irish independence elections to the UK Parliament were held in three single seat constituencies, known as Carlow, Kilkenny North and Kilkenny South, and it was these three constituencies that elected members of the First Dáil. Carlow Kilkenny did not exist during the period of 1937 to 1948 when it was replaced by the constituencies of Carlow Kildare and Kilkenny.

Members of Dáil Éireann

Former TDs

* W. T. Cosgrave
* Desmond FitzGerald
* Tomás Ó Deirg
* Thomas Walsh

ee also

* Politics of the Republic of Ireland
* List of political parties in Ireland
* List of TDs for Carlow Kilkenny
* List of Irish by-elections
* Elections in Ireland

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