|Former Borough constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||East Cork|
Youghal was a United Kingdom Parliament constituency, in Ireland, returning one MP. It was an original constituency represented in Parliament when the Union of Great Britain and Ireland took effect on 1 January 1801.
The borough appears to have exercised the elective franchise by prescription, as, though no notice of that privilege appears in any of its charters, it continued to send two members to the Irish parliament from the year 1374 until the Union, since which period it has returned one member to the imperial parliament; the right of election was vested solely in the members of the corporation and the freemen, whether resident or not; but by the act of the 2nd of Wm. IV., cap. 88, it has been granted to the £10 householders, and the non-resident freemen have been disfranchised. A new boundary has been drawn round the town, including an area of 212 statute acres.
The new boundary of 1832, contained in the Parliamentary Boundaries (Ireland) Act 1832 (c. 89 2& 3 Will. 4), was as follows.
From the Point to the South of the Town where the new Road to Cork quits the Sea-shore, Northward, in a straight Line to the Point in Windmill Lane where the same is joined by a Bye Road from the North, about Two hundred Yards to the West of the House occupied by Mr. Flyn; thence in a straight Line to the South-western Angle of the Ordnance Ground on which the Barracks stand, near the old Cork Road; thence along the Western Fence of the Ordnance Ground to the North-western Angle of the same; thence, Northward in a straight Line to the Spot where the upper Edge of the great Quarry near Counsellor Feuge's House is cut by a Road which runs through the same to the Mount Uniacke Road; thence along the Road so running through the Quarry to the Point where the same meets the Mount Uniacke Road; thence, Northward, in a straight Line to the Point where a Bye Road which leads from the Mount Uniacke Road to the Waterford Road makes a Turn almost at Right Angles a little to the South of the House called Eustace's Folly; thence, Northward, along the same Road, passing to the West of Eustace's Folly, to the Spot where the same Road meets the Waterford Road; thence in a straight Line to the nearest Point of the Sea-shore; thence along the Sea-shore to the Point first described.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 1830s
|Non Partisan||Richard Smyth||3||4.3|
|Registered electors||c. 242|
Ponsonby was appointed as a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, requiring a by-election.
|Irish Repeal||John O'Connell||22||81.5|
|Tory||Roger Green Davis||5||18.5|
|Irish Repeal gain from Whig|
- Davis resigned on the second day of polling
|Irish Repeal (Whig)||John O'Connell||137||51.3||−30.2|
|Irish Repeal hold||Swing||−30.2|
|Whig||Frederick John Howard||158||51.3||N/A|
|Whig gain from Irish Repeal||Swing||N/A|
Elections in the 1840s
|Irish Confederate||Thomas Chisholm Anstey||110||61.8||New|
|Irish Confederate gain from Whig||Swing||N/A|
Elections in the 1850s
|Conservative gain from Irish Confederate||Swing||N/A|
|Peelite gain from Conservative|
|Conservative||John Rowland Smyth||54||29.7||N/A|
|Liberal gain from Peelite||Swing||N/A|
Elections in the 1860s
|Liberal||Joseph Neale McKenna||122||80.3||N/A|
|Liberal||Joseph Neale McKenna||106||45.5||−34.4|
On petition, Weguelin was unseated due to treating, and a by-election was called.
Elections in the 1870s
|Home Rule||Joseph Neale McKenna||124||53.9||+8.4|
|Home Rule gain from Liberal||Swing||N/A|
Elections in the 1880s
|Home Rule||Joseph Neale McKenna||133||52.6||−1.3|
|Conservative||David Taylor Arnott||120||47.4||+1.3|
|Home Rule hold||Swing||−1.3|
This article includes a list of general references, but it remains largely unverified because it lacks sufficient corresponding inline citations. (May 2020) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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- Sanders, Lloyd Charles (1912). . Dictionary of National Biography (2nd supplement). London: Smith, Elder & Co.
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