Sunday, October 30, 2011
Members of the Eighth Dáil - Patrick Gregory McGovern
Patrick Gregory McGovern (1875 - February 7, 1949) was an Irish politician. He was born in Clarbally townland near Bawnboy, County Cavan, the son of a farmer. He attended Bawnboy National School. In 1909 he married a Miss McManus and had ten children, seven sons and three daughters. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1933 general election as a National Centre Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cavan constituency. He was re-elected at the 1937 general election for the same constituency as a Fine Gael TD. He was defeated at the 1943 general election.