Clare East (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Clare-Galway South (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Clare-South Galway is a former parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which was represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. Covering a small part of County Clare and a larger area of County Galway, it existed from 19691977. It elected three Teachtaí Dála (TDs) to the Dáil, using the Single Transferable Vote method of proportional representation (PR-STV).


The constituency was created under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969, for the 1969 general election to the 19th Dáil. It was used again for the 1973 general election to the 20th Dáil.

Clare-South Galway was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974. The areas in County Clare were incorporated into the existing Clare constituency, while the Galway territories were divided between the two new constituencies of Galway West and Galway East.


The Clare part of the constituency had been included since 1923 in the Clare constituency. However, it was only a small area of County Clare (a sparsely-populated part of the mountainous area in the centre of the county), and it would have not have been anomalous to have simply called it "Galway South". Clare-South Galway also included a small part of County Roscommon.

Its territory did not change in the eight years of its existence, and was defined in the 1969 Act as being:

"Ballynahinch, Caher, Glendree, Killanena, Kiltannon, Loughea, Newgrove, Rathclooney, Toberbreeda, Tulla, in the former Rural District of Tulla;

and, in the administrative county of Galaway, the district electoral division of:

Abbeygormacan, Aughrim, Ballinasloe Rural Clonfert, Clontuskert, Kellysgrove, Kilconnell, Killaan, Killallaghtan, Killoran, Kilmacshane, Kiltormer, Kylemore, Laurencetown, Lismanny, Oatfield, in the former Rural District of Ballinasloe No. 1

Ballynacourty, Clarinbridge, Stradbally, in the former Rural District of Galway;

Ardamullivan, Ardrahan, Ballycahalan, Beagh, Cahermore, Cappard, Castletaylor, Doorus Drumacoo, Gort, Kilbeacanty, Killeely, Killeenavarra, Killinny, Kiltartan, Kilthomas, Kinvarra, Rahasane, Skehanagh, in the former Rural District of Gort;

Aille, Ballynagar, Bracklagh, Bullaun, Castleboy, Craughwell, Derrylaur, Drumkeary, Grange, Kilchreest, Kilconickny, Kilconierin, Killogilleen, Kilmeen, Kilreekill, Kilteskill, Kiltullagh, Lackalea, Leitrim, Loughatorick, Loughrea Rural, Loughrea Urban, Marblehill, Mountain, Moyode, Raford, Woodford, in the former Rural District of Loughrea;

Abbeyville, Ballyglass, Coos, Derrew, Drummin, Eyrecourt, Killimor, Kilmalinoge, Kilnquain, Meelick, Moat, Pallas, Portumna, Tiranascragh, Tynagh, in the former Rural District of Portumna;

and the urban district of Ballinasloe;

and, in the administrative county of Roscommon, the district electoral divisions of: Ballydangan, Cloonburren, Creagh, Culliagh, Moore, in the former Rural District of Athlone No. 2."

TDs elected

TDs are listed in alphabetical order, not in order of election.

19th Dáil, 1969-1973

20th Dáil, 1973-1977

External links

See also

Search another word or see Clare East (Dáil Éireann constituency)on Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2015, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature