Lord-Lieutenancies of Ireland



The office of Lord-Lieutenant for the counties of Ireland were established in 1831. With the recognition of the independent Irish Free State by the British government on 06 December 1922, the post was discontinued; but is retained in the counties of British ruled Northern Ireland. The counties are still used for local goverment in the Republic of Ireland but not in Northern Ireland, where they have been purely ceremonial since 1972.

Antrim (Aotroma)

Lord-Lieutenants

       1620 - 10 Dec 1636 Randal Macsorley MacDonnell,

                           1st Earl of Antrim

1685 - 1689               Alexander MacDonnell, 3rd Earl of Antrim .... 1615-1699

Governors

.... - ....               Alexander MacDonnell, 5th Earl of Antrim

17.. - 1801               Randal William MacDonnell,

                           1st Marquess of Antrim ..................... 1749-1801

18.. - 1831               George Augustus Chichester,

                           2nd Marquess of Donegall ................... 1769-1844

Lord-Lieutenants

17 Oct 1831 - 25 Mar 1841 Charles Henry St. John O'Neill,

                           1st Earl O'Neill ........................... 1779-1841

24 Apr 1841 - 20 Oct 1883 George Hamilton Chichester,

                           Marquess of Donegall ....................... 1797-1883

04 Dec 1883 - 15 Feb 1886 Robert Alexander Shafto Adair,

                           1st Baron Waveney .......................... 1811-1886

02 Apr 1886 - 24 Mar 1890 Sir Edward Porter Cowan

21 May 1890 - 21 Jul 1911 Sir Francis Alexander Workman-Macnaghten,

                           8th Baronet of Bushmills House ............. 1863-1951

02 Nov 1911 - 1916        Anthony Ashley-Cooper,

                           9th Earl of Shaftesbury .................... 1869-1961

09 Jul 1916 - 1938        Algernon William John Clotworthy Skeffington,

                           12th Viscount Massereene, Viscount Ferrard . 1873-1952

14 Apr 1938 - 24 Oct 1944 Shane O'Neill, 3rd Baron O'Neill

12 Apr 1945 - 16 May 1949 James Graham Leslie ......................... 1868-1949

22 Sep 1949 - 24 Mar 1959 Robert William Hugh O'Neill,

                           Baron Rathcavan ............................ 1883-1982

24 Mar 1959 - 19 Apr 1994 Sir Richard Dobbs

19 Apr 1994 - 31 Aug 2008 Raymond Arthur O'Neill,

                           4th Baron O'Neill .......................... 1933-

01 Sep 2008 -             Joan Christie


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Armagh (Mhacha Armagh)

Lord-Lieutenants

1689 - 1690               Sir Niall Ua Néill,

                           2nd Baronet of Shane's Castle .............. 1658-1690

       1805 - 27 Mar 1849 Archibald Acheson,

                           2nd Earl of Gosford ........................ 1776-1849

                          (Governor to 17 Oct 1831)

03 Jul 1849 -        1864 James Caulfeild, 3rd Earl of Charlemont ..... 1820-1892

08 Feb      - 15 Jun 1864 Archibald Acheson,

                           3rd Earl of Gosford ........................ 1806-1864

09 Jul 1864 - 15 Jan 1882 Charles Brownlow, 2nd Baron Lurgan .......... 1832-1882

05 Apr 1883 - 1920        Archibald Brabazon Sparrow Acheson,

                           4th Earl of Gosford ........................ 1841-1922

16 Sep 1920 - 08 Jun 1924 John Lonsdale, 1st Baron Armaghdale ......... 1850-1924

07 Jul 1924 - 1939        Henry Bruce Wright Armstrong ................ 1844-1943

05 Dec 1939 - 21 Jan 1981 Capt. Sir Charles Norman Lockhart Norman

                           Stronge, 8th Baronet of Tyann .............. 1894-1981

20 Jul 1981 - 15 May 1989 Michael Torrens-Spence ...................... 1914-2001

15 May 1989 -             Nicholas James Alexander,

                           7th Earl of Caledon ........................ 1955-

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Belfast (Béal Feirste)

Lord-Lieutenants

20 Feb 1900 - 1904        Charles Stewart Vane-Tempest-Stewart,

                           6th Marquess of Londonderry ................ 1852-1915

19 Jan 1904 - 1911        Anthony Ashley-Cooper,

                           Earl of Sharftesbury ....................... 1869-1891

04 Nov 1911 - 06 Jun 1924 William James Pirrie, Viscount Pirrie ....... 1847-1924

07 Jul 1924 - 10 May 1950 Sir Thomas James Dixon,

                           Baron of Ballymock ......................... 1868-1950

11 Jul 1950 - 1985        Daniel Stewart Bingham Dixon,

                           Baron Glentoran ............................ 1912-1995

12 Aug 1985 - 1991        Sir Robert George Caldwell Kinahan .......... 1916-1997

25 Mar 1991 - 2000        Eliott Wilson

26 May 2000 - 08 Aug 2009 Lady Romayne Winifed Carswell

09 Aug 2009 - 06 Jul 2014 Dame Mary Elizabeth Peters .................. 1939-

06 Jul 2014 -             Finnouala Jay-O'Boyle ....................... 1960-


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Carlow (Ceatharlach)

Governors

1714 - 1741               Henry O'Brien, 8th Earl of Thomond .......... 1688-1741

1741 - 17..               William Burton

17.. - 17..               Beauchamp Bagenal

17.. - 17..               Clement Wolseley

1779 - 1798               John Staunton Rochfort

1798 - 1816               David La Touche

1816 - 1820               Col. Henry Bruen

1820 - 1831               Gen. Ulysses de Burgh,

                           2nd Baron Downes ........................... 1788-1864

18.. - 1831               William Browne

18.. - 1831               Thomas Kavanagh, The MacMorrough ............ 1767-1837

Lord-Lieutenants

17 Oct 1831 -    Nov 1838 John William Ponsonby,

                           Earl of Bessborough ........................ 1781-1847

   Nov 1838 - 28 Jan 1880 John George Brabazon Ponsonby,

                           Earl of Bessborough ........................ 1809-1880

25 Mar 1880 - 15 Dec 1889 Arthur MacMurrough Kavanagh ................. 1831-1889

26 Feb 1890 - 06 Dec 1922 Thomas Leopold McClintock-Bunbury,

                           Baron Rathdonnell .......................... 1881-1937

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Cavan (Chabhain)

Governors

17.. - 17..               Charles Bellomont, 1st Earl Bellomont,

                           Baron Coote ................................ 1738-1800

17.. - 1805               John James Maxwell, 2nd Earl of Farnham ..... 1760-1823

1805 - 1831               John Maxwell-Barry, 5th Baron Farnham ....... 1767-1838

Lord-Lieutenants

17 Oct 1831 - 06 Dec 1870 Thomas Taylour, Marquess of Headfort ........ 1787-1870

03 Apr 1871 - 06 Oct 1876 John Young, Baron of Lisgar ................. 1807-1876

18 Dec 1876 - 18 Jul 1900 John Vansittart Danvers Butler-Danvers,

                           Earl of Lanesbrough ........................ 1839-1905

18 Jul      - 22 Nov 1900 Somerset Henry Maxwell,

                           Baron of Farnham ........................... 1849-1900

21 Dec 1900 - 21 Oct 1906 Col. Edward James Sauderson ................. 1837-1906

15 Mar 1907 - 11 Jan 1922 Thomas Lough ................................ 1850-1922

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Chlair (Clare)


Governors

16.. - 1714               Henry O'Brien, 8th Earl of Thomond ......... s.a

17.. - 17..               Sir Murrough O'Brien, 10th Baron of Inchiquin,

                           5th Baron O'Brien of Burren, 1st Marquess

                           of Thomond Taplow, 5th Earl of Inchiquin ... 1726-1808

1805 - 1831               Sir Francis Nathaniel Pierpoint Burton ...... 1766-1832

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 11 May 1843 William Vesey-FitzGerald,

                           2nd Baron Vesey-FitzGerald ................. 1783-1843

   May 1843 - 22 Mar 1872 Sir Lucius McEdward O'Brien, Baron Inchiquin,

                           2nd Baronet of Leaghmenagh ................. 1800-1872

28 May 1872 - 13 Jan 1879 Charles William White ....................... 1838-1890

13 Jan 1879 - 09 Apr 1900 Edward Donough O'Brien, 14th Baron Inchquin,

                           Prince of Thomond .......................... 1839-1900

20 Aug 1900 - 03 Oct 1909 Hector Stewart Vandeleur

07 Oct 1909 - 06 Dec 1922 Sir Michael O'Loghlen, 4th Baronet

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Cork (Chorcai)


Governors

1686 - 1689               Francis Boyle, 1st Viscount Shannon ......... 1623-1699

1758 - 1761               Richard Longfield,

                           1st Viscount Longueville ................... 1734-1811

17.. - 17..               Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl Shannon

1805 - 1809               Col. Robert Uniacke-FitzGerald .............. 1751-1814

       1809 - 08 Nov 1819 Hayes St. Leger,

                           2nd Viscount Doneraile ..................... 1755-1819

1820 - 1831               William Tonson,

                           Baron Riversdale of Rathcormuck

18.. - 1831               William O'Brien, 2nd Marquess of Thomond,

                           6th Earl of Inchiquin ...................... 1765-1846

18.. - 1831               Hayes St Leger, 3rd Viscount Doneraile ...... 1786-1854


18.. - 1831               George King, 3rd Earl of Kingston ........... 1771-1839

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 22 Apr 1842 Henry Boyle, Earl of Shannon ................ 1771-1842

   May 1842 - 31 Oct 1856 James Bernard, Earl of Bandon ............... 1785-1856

04 Dec 1856 - 17 Sep 1874 Edmond Burke Roche, Earl of Fermoy .......... 1815-1874

10 Nov 1874 - 17 Feb 1877 Francis Bernard, Earl Bandon ................ 1810-1877

13 Jun 1877 - 06 Dec 1922 James Bernard, Earl Bandon .................. 1850-1924

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Donegall (Dhun na nGall)


Governors

       1746 - 03 Apr 1781 Henry Conyngham, 1st Earl Conyngham ......... 1705-1781

1781 - 17..               Gen. Ralph Gore, 1st Earl of Ross ........... 1725-1802

1781 - 1804               Robert Clements, 1st Earl of Leitrim ........ 1732-1804

       1781 - 31 May 1796 William Burton Conyngham .................... 1733-1796

1781 - 1807               Sir Samuel Hayes, 1st Baronet Hayes ......... 1737-1707

18.. - 18..               John James Hamilton,

                           1st Marquess of Abercorn ................... 1756-1818

18.. - 1831               Nathaniel Clements, 2nd Earl of Leitrim ..... 1798-1854

1803 - 1831               Henry Burton Conyngham,

                           1st Marquess Conyngham ..................... 1766-1832

18.. - 1831               Sir Edmund Samuel Hayes, 3rd Baronet Hayes .. 1806-1860

Lord-Lieutenants

17 Oct 1831 - 05 Oct 1844 George Augustus Chichester,

                           Marquess of Donegall ....................... 1769-1844

13 Nov 1844 - 31 Oct 1885 James Hamilton, Viscount of Abercorn ........ 1811-1885

   Nov 1885 - 03 Jan 1913 James Hamilton, Duke of Abercorn ............ 1838-1883

09 Aug 1913 - 11 Mar 1917 Sir John Olphert ............................ 18..-1917

25 Aug 1917 -    Apr 1920 Arthur Jocelyn Charles Gore,

                           Earl of Arran .............................. 1868-1958

17 Dec 1920 - 06 Dec 1922 Sir Emerson Crawford Herdman ................ 1872-1949

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Down (Duin)

Governors

17.. - 1793               Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire ....... 1718-1793

1793 - 1821               Robert Stewart, 1st Marquess of Londonderry . 1739-1821

18.. - 1831               Col. Robert Ward ............................ 1754-1831

18.. - 1831               Charles William Vane,

                           3rd Marquess of Londonderry ................ 1778-1854

Lord-lieutenants

       1830 - 12 Apr 1845 Arthur Blundell Sandys Trumbull Hill,

                           Marquess of Downshire ...................... 1778-1845

17 May 1845 - 1864        Frederick William Robert Stewart,

                           4th Marquess of Londonderry ................ 1805-1872

13 Apr 1864 - 12 Feb 1902 Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood,

                           1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava ........... 1826-1902

16 Apr 1902 - 08 Feb 1915 Charles Stewart Vane-Tempest-Stewart,

                           6th Marquess of Londonderry ................ 1852-1915

08 Feb 1915 - 11 Feb 1949 Charles Stewart Vane-Tempest-Stewart,

                           7th Marquess of Londonderry ................ 1878-1949

02 Jun 1949 - 1959        Francis Charles Adelbert Henry Needham,

                           4th Earl of Kilmorey ....................... 1883-1961

10 Mar 1959 - 18 Aug 1962 Sir Roland Thomas Nugent,

                           1st Baronet of Portaferry .................. 1886-1962

25 Sep 1962 - 02 Oct 1979 John Charles Edmund Carson Meade,

                           Earl of Clanwilliam ........................ 1914-1989

02 Oct 1979 - 1990        William Norman Brann

17 Aug 1990 - 1996        William Stephan Brownlow

10 Oct 1996 - 01 Aug 2009 Sir William Joseph Hall

25 Aug 2009 -             David Lindsay


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Dublin and the City of Dublin (Bhaile Atha Cliath)

Governors

17.. - 17..               Luke Gardiner, 1st Viscount Mountjo ......... 1745-1798

17.. - 17..               Thomas St Lawrence, 1st Earl of Howth ....... 1730-1801

       1792 - 25 Apr 1821 Henry Lawes Luttrell,

                           2nd Earl of Carhampton ..................... 1743-1821

1803 - 1822               George Vesey

18.. - 1822               Hans Hamilton ............................... 1752-1822

1822 - 1831               Sir Compton Domvile, 1st Baronet ............ 1775-1857

18.. - 1831               Thomas White

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 15 Mar 1851 John Chambre Brabazon, Earl of Meath ........ 1772-1851

07 Apr 1851 - 04 Feb 1874 Thomas St Lawrence, Earl of Howth ........... 1803-1874

09 Mar 1874 - 11 Aug 1892 Charles Stanley Monck, Viscount Monck ....... 1819-1894

11 Aug 1892 - 06 Mar 1898 Ion Trant Hamilton,

                           Baron of HolmPatrick ....................... 1839-1898

12 May 1898 - 06 Dec 1922 Brig-Gen. Reginald Le Normand Brabazon,

                           Earl of Meath .............................. 1869-1949

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Fermanagh (Fear Manach)

Governors

1756 - 1772               Mervyn Archdall ............................. 1724-1813

       17.. - 22 May 1803 William Willoughby Cole,

                           1st Earl of Enniskillen .................... 1736-1803

17.. - 1806               Charles Tottenham Loftus,

                           1st Marquess of Ely ........................ 1738-1806

       1772 - 15 Dec 1828 John Creighton, 1st Earl Erne ............... 1731-1828

1813 - 1831               Gen. Mervyn Archdall ........................ 1736-1839

18.. - 1831               John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely ............ 1770-1845

1830 - 1831               John Creighton

Lord-Lieutenants

17 Oct 1831 - 31 Mar 1840 John Wiloughby Cole,

                           2nd Earl of Enniskillen .................... 1768-1840

01 Apr 1840 - 03 Oct 1885 John Crichton, 3rd Earl Erne ................ 1802-1885

03 Oct 1885 - 02 Dec 1914 John Henry Crichton, 4th Earl Erne .......... 1839-1914

31 Mar 1915 - 25 Sep 1948 John Ernest Collum

25 Sep 1948 - 19 Feb 1963 John Henry Michael Cole,

                           5th Earl of Enniskillen .................... 1876-1963

26 Apr 1963 -    Feb 1969 Basil Stanlake Brooke,

                           1st Viscount Brookeborough ................. 1888-1973

17 Jun 1971 - 30 Jul 1976 Maj-Gen. Thomas Scott ....................... 1905-1976

07 Feb 1977 - 19 Feb 1979 Ltd-Col. Robert George Grosvenor,

                           Duke of Westminster ........................ 1910-1979

20 Aug 1979 - 03 May 1987 Viola Maud Grosvenor,

                          Dowager Duchess of Westminster .............. 1912-1987

20 Aug 1987 - 02 Jul 2012 Henry George Victor John Crichton,

                           6th Earl Erne .............................. 1937-2015

02 Jul 2012 -             Alan Henry Brooke,

                           3rd Viscount Brookeborough ................. 1952-

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Galway (Gaillimhe)


Governors

       17.. - 10 Oct 1791 Denis Daly .................................. 1748-1791

       1792 - 08 Dec 1797 Henry de Burgh,

                           1st Marquess of Clanricarde ................ 1742-1797

       1798 - 28 Mar 1803 Joseph Henry Blake, 1st Baron Wallscourt .... 1765-1803

       1803 - 27 Apr 1805 William Power Keating Trench,

                           1st Earl of Clancarty ...................... 1741-1805

1805 - 1831               Richard Le Poer Trench,

                           2nd Earl of Clancarty,

                           1st Marquess of Heusden .................... 1767-1837

       1812 - 23 May 1817 John Prendergast-Smyth, 1st Viscount Gort ... 1743-1817

1817 - 1831               Charles Vereker, 2nd Viscount Gort .......... 1768-1842

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 10 Apr 1874 Ulrick John de Burgh,

                           Marquess of Clanricarde .................... 1808-1874

28 May 1874 -    Jun 1892 Robert Dillon, Baron Clonbrock .............. 1807-1893

13 Jun 1892 - 12 Apr 1917 Luke Gerald Dillon, Baron Clonbrock ......... 1834-1917

17 Apr 1917 - 06 Dec 1922 Martin Henry FitzPatrick Morris,

                           Baron Killanin ............................. 1867-1922

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Kerry (Chiarrai)


Governors

1747 - 1753               Maurice Crosbie, 1st Baron Brandon .......... 1689-1762

17.. - 17..               Francis Thomas-Fitzmaurice,

                           3rd Earl of Kerry .......................... 1740-1818

       1790 - 23 Oct 1815 John Crosbie, 2nd Earl of Glandore .......... 1753-1815

1815 - 1831               James Crosbie ............................... 1760-1836         

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 31 Oct 1853 Valentine Browne. Earl of Kenmare ........... 1788-1853

22 Nov 1853 - 26 Feb 1866 Col. Henry Arthur Herbert ................... 1815-1866

24 Mar 1866 - 09 Feb 1905 Valentine Augustus Browne,

                           Earl of Kenmare ............................ 1825-1905

04 May 1905 - 06 Dec 1922 Valentine Charles Browne,

                           Earl of Kenmare ............................ 1860-1941

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Kildare (Chill Dara)


Governors

       1762 - 19 Nov 1773 Lt-Gen. James FitzGerald,

                           1st Duke of Leinster ....................... 1722-1773

19 Nov 1773 - 20 Oct 1804 William Robert FitzGerald,

                           2nd Duke of Leinster ....................... 1749-1804

1804 - 1816               John Wolfe

       1816 - 10 Aug 1820 Walter Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde ...... 1770-1820

1820 - 1825               Lord Henry Moore

1825 - 1831               Augustus Frederick FitzGerlad,

                           Duke of Leinster ........................... 1791-1874

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 10 Nov 1874 Augustus Frederick FitzGerlad,

                           Duke of Leinster ........................... s.a

04 Dec 1874 - 29 Jun 1892 Henry Francis Seymour Moore,

                           Marquess of Drogheda ....................... 1825-1892

05 Jul 1892 - 01 Dec 1893 Gerald FitzGerald, Duke of Leinster ......... 1851-1893

24 Feb 1894 - 07 Oct 1913 Robert Kennedy

02 Dec 1913 - 29 Jun 1917 Sir Anthony Weldon

23 Apr 1918 - 06 Dec 1922 Henry Charles Ponsonby Moore,

                           Earl of Drogheda ........................... 1884-1957

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Kilkenny (Chill Chainnigh)

Governors

17.. - 17..               William Ponsonby, 2nd Earl of Bessborough

       17.. - 10 Aug 1820 Walter Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde ...... 1770-1820

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 18 May 1838 James Wandesford Butler,

                           Marquess of Ormonde ........................ 1777-1838

   Nov 1838 - 16 May 1847 John William Ponsonby, Earl of Bessborough .. s.a

25 Jun 1847 - 11 Jun 1878 William Frederick Fownes Tighe .............. 1794-1878

05 Oct 1878 - 26 Oct 1919 James Edward Liam Theobald Butler,

                           Marquess of Ormonde ........................ 1844-1919

23 Jun 1920 - 06 Dec 1922 Hamilton John Agmondesham Cuff,

                           Earl of Desart ............................. 1848-1934

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King's County / Offaly (Uibh Fhaili)


Governors

1752 - 1784               FM. Charles Moore,

                           1st Marquess of Drogheda

1792 - 1831               Lawrence Parsons, 2nd Earl of Rosse ......... 1758-1841

18.. - 1831               Henry Paisley L'Estrange

1828 - 1831               Thomas Bernard .............................. 1769-1843

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 31 Oct 1867 William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse .......... 1800-1867

17 Dec 1867 - 13 Dec 1883 Thomas Bernard

20 Mar 1884 -    Apr 1892 Francis Travers Dames-Longworth ............. 1834-1898

13 Jun 1892 - 29 Aug 1908 Laurence Parsons, 4th Earl of Rosse ......... 1840-1908

05 Feb 1909 - 10 Jun 1918 William Edward Parsons,

                           5th Earl of Rosse .......................... 1873-1918

03 Sep 1918 - 06 Dec 1922 Edward John Beaumont-Nesbitt ................ 1860-19..

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Leitrim (Liatroma)


Governors

1758 - 1777               Nathaniel Clements .......................... 1705-1777

       1787 - 27 Jul 1804 Robert Clements, 1st Earl of Leitrim ........ 1732-1804

1789 - 1794               Henry Theophilus Clements

1805 - 1831               Walter Jones ................................ 1754-1839

1808 - 1831               Col. Henry John Clements .................... 1781-1843

1817 - 1824               Luke White .................................. 1750-1824

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 31 Dec 1854 Nathaniel Clements, 2nd Earl of Leitrim ..... 1768-1854

31 Jan 1855 -    Nov 1856 Edward King Tenison

04 Dec 1856 - 10 Sep 1872 George Arthur Hastings Forbes,

                           Earl of Granard ............................ 1833-1889

10 Sep 1872 - 26 Apr 1878 Thomas Arthur Joseph Southwell,

                           Viscount Southwell ......................... 1836-1878

27 Jun 1878 - 25 Jun 1904 Liam Richard Ormsby-Gore,

                           Baron Harlech .............................. 1819-1904

19 Aug 1904 - 06 Dec 1922 George Ralph Charles Ormsby-Gore,

                           Baron Harlech .............................. 1855-1938

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Limerick (Luimnigh)


Governors

1780 - 1818               Robert Tilson Deane, 1st Baron Muskerry ..... 1745-1818

1818 - 1831               Richard Hobart FitzGibbon ................... 1793-1864

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 09 Sep 1848 Richard Hobart FitzGibbon, Earl of Clare

13 Sep 1848 - 13 Aug 1851 John FitzGibbon, Earl of Clare .............. 1792-1851

   Sep 1851 - 10 Jan 1864 Richard Hobard FitzGibbon,

                           Earl of Clare (2nd Time)

20 Feb 1864 - 06 Oct 1871 Edwin Richard Wyndham-Quin,

                           Earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl ............ 1812-1871

08 Dec 1871 - 20 Apr 1894 William Monsell, Baron Emly of Terveo ....... 1812-1894

29 Nov 1894 - 18 Jan 1896 Thomas Enraght O'Brian

05 Mar 1896 - 06 Dec 1922 Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin,

                           Earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl ............ 1841-1926

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City of Londonderry / Derry (Dhoire)

Lord-Lieutenants

20 Feb 1900 - 1904        William Tillie

29 Jun 1904 - 1921        Charles Clements, Earl of Leitrim ........... 1879-1952

01 Mar 1921 - 02 Feb 1926 Thomas Fitzpatrick Cooke .................... 1860-1926

26 Nov 1926 - 20 Sep 1939 William Maxwell Scott Moore ................. 1871-1939

20 Sep 1939 - 1975        Sir Basil Alexander Talbot McFarland,

                           Baron of Aberfoyle ......................... 1898-1986

13 Jun 1975 - 1985        Thomas Fitzpatrick Cooke .................... 1911-1994

15 Apr 1986 - 02 Aug 2002 James Eaton ................................. 1926-

02 Aug 2002 - 08 Oct 2013 Donal Arthur John Keegan .................... 1938-

09 Oct 2013 -             Dr. Angela Garvey ........................... 1953-


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Londonderry / Derry (Dhoire)

Governors

       17.. - 03 Apr 1781 Henry Conyngham, 1st Earl Conyngham ......... 1705-1781

1781 - 1795               Thomos Conolly

1789 - 1794               Edward Cary

       1805 - 12 Aug 1822 Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry . 1769-1822

1822 - 1831               Charles William Vane,

                           3rd Marquess of Londonderry ................ 1778-1854

Lord-Lieutenants

17 Oct 1831 - 20 Aug 1840 George Canning, 1st Baron Garvagh ........... 1778-1840

20 Aug 1840 - 13 Mar 1860 Sir Robert Alexander Ferguson,

                           1st Baronet of The Farm .................... 1796-1860

10 Apr 1860 - 22 Apr 1870 Acheson Lyle

25 Jun 1870 - 02 Sep 1877 Col. Robert Peel Dawson ..................... 1818-1877

02 Sep 1877 - 07 Dec 1907 Sir Henry Hervey Bruce,

                           3rd Baronet of Downhill .................... 1820-1907

24 Jan 1908 -    Dec 1910 John Cooke

07 Jan 1911 - 22 Aug 1914 David Cleghorn Hogg ......................... 1840-1914

31 Mar 1915 - 30 Oct 1926 James Jackson Clark

30 Oct 1926 - 14 Jan 1938 Maurice Marcus McCausland ................... 1872-1938

28 Jun 1938 - 05 Dec 1939 Sir Charles Edmond Sinclair Stronge,

                           Baron of Tynan ............................. 1862-1939

02 Feb 1940 - 05 Jun 1957 William Lowry Lenox-Conyngham ............... 1903-1957

10 Oct 1957 - 30 May 1960 Sir Dudley Evelyn Bruce McCorkell ........... 1883-1960

17 Oct 1960 - 1965        Sir Henry George Hill Mulholland,

                           1st Baronet of Ballyscullion ............... 1898-1971

13 Jun 1975 - 14 Jun 2000 Col. Sir Michael McCorkell .................. 1925-2006

14 Jun 2000 -             Denis Desmond


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Longfoirt (Longfort)


Governors

1801 - 18..               Thomas Gleadowe-Newcomen,

                           2nd Viscount Newcome ....................... 1776-1825

18.. - 1831               George Forbes, 6th Earl of Granard

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 13 Nov 1836 George Forbes, Viscount Forbes

22 Nov 1836 -        1841 Luke White

       1841 - 03 Sep 1873 Henry Whire, Baron Annaly ................... 1791-1873

07 Sep 1873 - 27 Mar 1874 Luke White, Baron Annaly .................... 1829-1888

27 Mar 1874 - 19 Apr 1887 William Lygon Pakenham,

                           Earl of Longford ........................... 1819-1887

14 Jun 1887 - 21 Aug 1915 Thomas Pakenham, Earl of Longford ........... 1864-1915

21 Aug 1915 - 26 Aug 1926 Vacant

26 Aug 1916 - 06 Dec 1922 Bernard Arthur William Patrick Hasting Forbes,

                           Viscount Forbes, Earl of Granard ........... 1874-1948

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Louth (Lú)


Governors

       1769 - 06 Feb 1798 James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Clanbrassil ..... 1730-1798

       1798 - 23 Aug 1828 John Foster, 1st Baron Oriel ................ 1740-1828

1805 - 1831               Thomas Henry Skeffington,

                           2nd Viscount Ferrard ....................... 1772-1843

Lord-Lieutenants

09 Dec 1831 - 10 Dec 1866 Patrick Bellew, Baron Bellew ................ 1798-1866

14 Jan 1867 - 17 Apr 1879 Sean McClintock, Baron Rathdonnell .......... 1798-1879

13 Nov 1879 - 14 Mar 1898 Clotworthy John Eyre Skeffington,

                           Viscount Massereene ........................ 1842-1905

14 Mar 1898 - 15 Jul 1911 George Bellew-Bryan, Baron Bellew ........... 1857-1935

04 Nov 1911 - 09 Jun 1921 Sir Alan Henry Bellingham ................... 1846-1921

22 Jul 1921 - 06 Dec 1922 Sir Edward Henry Charles Patrick Bellingham,

                           5th Baronet of Castle Bellingham ........... 1879-1956

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Mayo (Mhaigh)


Governors

17.. - 1774               James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley

                           and 1st Baron Kilmaine ..................... 1682-1774

1774 - 1776               John Browne, 1st Earl of Altamont ........... 1709-1776

1776 - 17..               Charles Bingham, 1st Earl of Lucan .......... 1735-1799

17.. - 1794               John Browne, 1st Baron Kilmaine

1779 - 1809               John Denis Browne, 1st Marquess of Sligo .....1756-1809

1794 - 1809               Arthur Saunders Gore, 2nd Earl of Arran ..... 1734-1809

1809 - 1821               James Cuffe, 1st Baron Tyrawley ............. 1747-1821

1809 - 1813               Charles Dillon-Lee, 12th Viscount Dillon .... 1745-1813

1818 - 1828               James Cuffe ................................. 1778-1828

1821 - 1825               James Caulfeild Browne, 2nd Baron Kilmaine .. 1765-1825

18.. - 1831               Dominick Geoffrey Browne

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 26 Jan 1845 Howe Peter Browne, Marquess of Sligo ........ 1788-1845

25 Feb 1845 - 10 Nov 1888 George Charles Bingham, Earl of Lucan ....... 1800-1888

14 Jan 1889 - 14 Mar 1901 Arthur Saunders Gore, Earl of Arran ......... 1839-1901

27 Jul 1901 - 05 Jun 1914 Charles George Bingham, Earl of Lucan ....... 1830-1914

01 Sep 1914 - 06 Dec 1922 George Browne, Marquess of Sligo ............ 1856-1935

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Meath (Mhi)


Governors

       1759 - 22 Dec 1822 Charles Moore, 1st Marquess of Drogheda ..... s.a

       1823 - 24 Oct 1829 Thomas Taylour, 1st Marquess of Headfort .... 1766-1829

18.. - 1831               James Lenox William Naper

18.. - 1831               Sir Marcus Somerville, 4th Baronet

18.. - 1831               Edward Bligh ................................ 1769-1840       

Lord-Lieutenants

28 Oct 1831 - 11 Feb 1835 Edward Bligh, Earl of Darnley ............... 1795-1835

11 Apr 1835 - 11 Dec 1848 Edward Wadding Plunkett, Baron of Dunsway ... 1773-1848

10 Jan 1849 - 21 Apr 1869 Arthur James Plunkett, Earl of Fingall ...... 1791-1869

31 May 1869 - 17 Jul 1876 Gen. Francis Nathaniel Conyngham,

                           Marquess Conyngham ......................... 1797-1876

15 Sep 1876 - 22 Jul 1894 Thomas Taylour, Marquess of Headfort ........ 1822-1894

   Aug 1894 - 17 Aug 1906 Simon Mangan ................................ 18..-1906

17 Aug 1906 - 06 Dec 1922 Sir Nugent Talbot Evarard,

                           1st Baronet of of Randlestown .............. 1849-1829

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Mhuineachain (Monaghan)


Governors

1775 - 1806               William Henry Fortescue,

                           1st Earl of Clermont ....................... 1752-1806

1802 - 1831               Charles Powell Leslie ....................... 1769-1831

18.. - 1831               Warner William Westenra,

                           2nd Baron Rossmore ......................... 1765-1842

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 -    Apr 1836 William Westenra, Baron Rossmore ............ 1765-1842

13 Jun 1836 - 06 Dec 1858 Henry Robert Westerna, Baron Rossmore ....... 1792-1860

06 Dec 1858 - 26 Jun 1871 Charles Powell Leslie ....................... 1821-1871

18 Oct 1871 - 12 May 1897 Richard Dawson, Earl of Dartrey ............. 1817-1897

18 Jun 1897 - 31 Jan 1921 Derrick Warner William Westenra,

                           Baron Rossmore ............................. 1853-1921

18 Mar 1921 - 06 Dec 1922 Sir John Leslie, 2nd Baronet of Glaslough ... 1857-1944

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Queen's County / Laois (Laoise)


Governors

17.. - 1774               John Dawson, 1st Earl of Portarlington

1774 - 1799               Charles Moore, 1st Marquess of Drogheda ..... 1730-1822

1799 - 1831               William Wellesley-Pole,

                           3rd Earl of Mornington ..................... 1763-1845

18.. - 1823               Charles Henry Coote, 2nd Baron Castle Coote . 1754-1823

18.. - 1831               Thomas Cosby

Lord-Lieutenants

17 Oct 1831 - 19 Oct 1855 John Vesey, Viscount de Vesci ............... 1771-1855

17 Nov 1855 - 22 Jan 1883 John William FitzParick, Baron Castletown ... 1811-1883

28 Mar 1883 - 26 Dec 1900 John Robert William Vesey,

                           Viscount de Vesci .......................... 1844-1903

26 Dec 1900 - 22 Oct 1920 Sir Algernon Coote

11 Nov 1920 - 06 Dec 1922 Sir William Hutchenson Poë,

                           Baronet of Heywood ......................... 1848-1934

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Ros Comain (Roscommon)


Governors

       1772 - 08 Nov 1797 Edward King, 1st Earl of Kingston ........... 1726-1797

17.. - 17..               Maurice Mahon, 1st Baron Hartland ........... 1738-1819

       1782 - 30 Sep 1797 Sir Edward Crofton, 2nd Baronet ............. 1748-1797

       1797 - 09 Nov 1813 Charles Dillon-Lee, 12th Viscount Dillon .... 1745-1813

18.. - 1831               Thomas Mahon, 2nd Baron Hartland ............ 1766-1835

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 20 Nov 1854 Gen. Robert Edward King,

                           Viscount Lorton ............................ 1773-1854

18 Dec 1854 - 29 Sep 1856 Arthur French, Baron de Freyne

                           and de Freyne............................... 1786-1856

04 Dec 1856 - 19 Jun 1878 Edward King Tenison

05 Oct 1878 - 10 Jun 1888 Edward Robert King-Harman ................... 1838-1888

25 Jul 1888 - 13 Jan 1896 Lt-col. Henry Ernest Newcomen King-Tenison,

                           Earl of Kingston ........................... 1848-1896

05 Mar 1896 - 30 Jun 1906 Cathal Eóghan Ó Conchubhair Donn ............ 1838-1906

                          (Charles Owen O'Conor, O'Conor Don)

05 Sep 1906 - 23 Feb 1917 Charles O'Conor Don

25 Aug 1917 - 06 Dec 1922 William John Talbot

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Shligigh (Sligo)


Governors

1746 - 1755               Joshua Cooper ............................... 1696-1757

       1758 - 16 Dec 1800 Joshua Cooper ............................... 1732-1800

1772 - 1797               Edward King, 1st Earl of Kingston ........... 1726-1797

       1789 - 19 Sep 1822 Charles O'Hara .............................. 1746-1822

1789 - 1831               Owen Wynne .................................. 1755-1841

1796 - 1831               Henry King .................................. 1733-1821

1802 - 1831               Col. Joshua Edward Cooper ................... 1761-1837

18.. - 1831               John Irwin

Lord-Lieutenants

05 Dec 1831 - 18 Dec 1868 Sir Frances Knox-Gore,

                           1st Baronet of Belleek Manor ............... 1803-1873

18 Dec 1868 - 21 Dec 1876 Sir Robert Gore-Booth,

                           4th Baronet of Artarman .................... 1805-1876

10 Mar 1877 - 26 Feb 1902 Lnt-Col. Edward Henry Cooper ................ 1827-1902

27 May 1902 - 06 Dec 1922 Charles Kean O'Hara ......................... 1860-1947

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Tipperary (Thiobraid Arann)

1838 - 2014               Divided into North and South Tipperary


Governors

1746 - 1777               Richard Pennefather ......................... 17..-1777

1777 - 1831               Richard Pennefather ......................... 17..-1831

17.. - 17..               Francis Mathew, 1st Earl Landaff ............ 1738-1806

       17.. - 12 Jul 1797 Cornelius O'Callaghan, 1st Baron Lismore .... 1741-1797

17.. - 1803               Cornwallis Maude, 1st Viscount Hawarden ..... 1729-1803

       1792 - 21 Dec 1816 John Bagwell ................................ 1751-1816

17.. - 18..               Stephen Moore

       18.. - 22 Aug 1825 Richard Hely Hely-Hutchinson,

                           1st Earl of Donoughmore .................... 1756-1825

18.. - 1826                William Bagwell ............................ 1776-1826

1829 - 1831               Richard Butler, 2nd Earl of Glengall ........ 1794-1858

Lord-Lieutenants

17 Oct 1831 - 29 Jun 1832 Gen. John Hely-Hutchinson,

                           2nd Earl of Donoughmore .................... 1757-1832

14 Aug 1832 - 14 Sep 1851 John Hely-Hutchinson,

                           3rd Earl of Donoughmore .................... 1787-1851

20 Oct 1851 - 30 May 1857 Cornelius O'Callaghan, Viscount Lismore ..... 1775-1857

24 Jun 1857 - 1885        George Ponsonby O'Callaghan,

                           Viscount Lismore ........................... 1815-1898

       1885 - 09 Jun 1905 Cornwallis Maude, Earl de Montalt ........... 1817-1905

15 May 1905 - 06 Dec 1922 Henry O'Callaghan Prittie,

                           Baron Dunalley ............................. 1851-1927

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Tyrone (Tir Eoghain)

Governors

       17.. - 05 Nov 1818 Thomas Knox, 1st Viscount Northland ......... 1729-1818

17.. - 1818               John James Hamilton,

                           1st Marquess of Abercorn ................... s.a

17.. - 18..               Somerset Lowry-Corry, 2nd Earl Belmore ...... 1774-1841

18.. - 1831               Charles John Gardiner,

                           1st Earl of Blessington .................... 1782-1829

Lord-Lieutenants

17 Oct 1831 - 08 Apr 1839 Du Pré Alexander,

                           2nd Earl of Caledon ........................ 1777-1839

   Jun 1839 - 26 Dec 1863 Francis William Caulfeild,

                           2nd Earl of Charlemont ..................... 1775-1863

03 Mar 1864 - 12 Jan 1892 Sir James Molyneux Caulfeild

                           3rd Earl of Charlemont ..................... 1820-1892

10 Feb 1892 - 06 Apr 1913 Somerset Lowry-Corry,

                           4th Earl Belmore ........................... 1835-1913

05 Aug 1913 - 04 Jul 1916 Sir Edward Mervyn Archdale,

                           1st Baronet of Riverside ................... 1853-1943

26 Apr 1917 - 25 Sep 1945 James Albert Edward Hamilton,

                           Duke of Abercorn ........................... 1869-1953

25 Sep 1945 - 01 Oct 1950 James Ponsonby Galbraith

08 Jan 1951 - 28 Feb 1979 James Edward Hamilton,

                           Duke of Abercorn ........................... 1904-1979

01 Mar 1979 - 03 Oct 1986 John Hamilton-Stubber

20 Mar 1987 - 04 Jul 2009 James Hamilton, Duke of Abercorn ............ 1934-

05 Jul 2009 -             Robert Lowry Scott .......................... 1951-


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Waterford (Phort Láirge)


Governors

       1766 - 03 Dec 1800 George de la Poer Beresford,

                           1st Marquess of Waterford .................. 1735-1800

       1801 - 16 Jul 1826 Henry de La Poer Beresford,

                           2nd Marquess of Waterford .................. 1772-1826

1826 - 1831               Gen. Lord George Thomas Beresford ........... 1781-1839

Lord-Lieutenants

17 Oct 1831 - 23 Jan 1874 Henry Villiers-Stuart,

                           Baron Stuart de Decies ..................... 1803-1874

09 Mar      - 08 Jul 1874 Sir Richard Musgrave

19 Aug 1874 - 23 Oct 1895 John Henry de la Poer Beresford,

                           Marquess of Waterford ...................... 1844-1895

07 Dec 1895 - 24 Mar 1908 Spensor Compton Cavendish,

                           Duke of Devonshire ......................... 1833-1908

07 Jul      - 08 Sep 1908 Henry Charles Windsor Viliers-Stuart

05 Feb 1909 - 30 Aug 1915 Edmond de la Poer

22 Dec 1915 - 06 Dec 1922 John William Rivallon de la Poer

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Westmeath (na hlarmhi)


Governors

1772 - 1814               George Augustus Rochfort,

                           2nd Earl of Belvedere ...................... 1738-1814

            - 30 Dec 1814 George Frederick Nugent,

                           7th Earl of Westmeath ...................... 1760-1814

31 Dec 1814 - 20 Jan 1824 Gustavus Rochfort Hume ...................... 1780-1824

1824 - 1831               William Handcock, 1st Viscount Castlemaine .. 1761-1839

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 01 Apr 1871 George Thomas John Nugent,

                           Marquess of WestMeath ...................... 1785-1871

03 Apr 1871 - 26 Jan 1883 Col. Fulke Southwell Greville-Nugent,

                           Baron Greville ............................. 1821-1883

28 Mar 1883 - 03 Nov 1888 Sir Benjamin Chapman

14 Jan 1889 - 26 Apr 1892 Richard Handcock, Baron Castlemaine ......... 1826-1892

13 Jun 1892 - 03 Dec 1898 Francis Travers Dames-Longworth

26 May 1899 - 06 Dec 1922 Albert Edward Handcock,

                           Baron Castlemaine .......................... 1863-1937

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Wexford (Loch Garman)


Governors

1761 - 1768               Arthur Saunders Gore, 2nd Earl of Arra ...... s.a

1768 - 1816               Arthur Annesley,

                           1st Earl of Mountnorris .................... 1744-1816

17.. - 1806               Charles Tottenham Loftus, 1st Marquess of Ely

17.. - 1814               George Ogle ................................. 1742-1814

17.. - 18..               George Annesley, 2nd Earl of Mountnorris .... 1770-1844

1805 - 1824               John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely ............ 1770-1845

1815 - 1831               Charles Tottenham

18.. - 1831               James George Stopford, 3rd Earl of Courtown . 1765-1835

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 02 Jun 1856 Robert Shapland Carew,

                           1st Baron of Carew ......................... 1787-1856

05 Jul 1856 - 08 Sep 1881 Robert Shapland Carew,

                           2nd Baron of Carew ......................... 1818-1881

01 Nov 1881 - 14 Apr 1901 Lord Maurice FitzGerald

27 Jul 1901 - 06 Dec 1922 James Stopford, 6th Earl of Courtown

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Wicklow (Chill Mhantain)


Governors

17.. - 17..               Edward Augustus Stratford,

                           2nd Earl of Aldborough ..................... 1736-1801

17.. - 17..               Sir Skeffington Smyth, 1st Baronet

17.. - 1823               John Stratford, 3rd Earl of Aldborough

1823 - 18..               Benjamin O'Neale Stratford,

                           4th Earl of Aldborough ..................... 1746-1833

18.. - 1831               Hugh Howard ................................. 1761-1840       

Lord-Lieutenants

07 Oct 1831 - 22 Mar 1869 William Howard, Earl of Wicklow ............. 1788-1869

22 Apr 1869 - 26 May 1887 William Brabazon, Earl of Meath ............. 1803-1887

14 Jun 1887 - 30 May 1890 Edward Nugent Leeson, Earl of Milltown ...... 1835-1890

25 Jul 1890 - 04 Sep 1909 William Proby, Earl of Carysfort ............ 1836-1909

15 Feb 1910 - 06 Dec 1922 Mervyn Richard Wingfield,

                           Viscount Powerscourt ....................... 1880-1947

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