Earls

Earldoms in the Peerage of Ireland


Earls extant from 1603 to 1660

  • Earl of Kildare 1316 FitzGerald extant created Marquess of Kildare and Earl of Offaly in 1761 and Duke of Leinster in 1766
  • Earl of Ormonde 1328 Butler dormant since 1997 created Earl of Ossory in 1538, which title dormant since 1997, created Marquess of Ormonde in 1642, which title extinct 1758, created Earl of Brecknock in England in 1660, which title forfeit 1715, created Duke of Ormonde in 1661, created Duke of Ormonde in England in 1682, which title forfeit 1715, created Marquess of Ormonde in 1816, which title extinct 1820, created Marquess of Ormonde in 1825, which title extinct 1997
  • Earl of Desmond1329 FitzGerald forfeit 1601
  • Earl of Waterford 1446 Talbot extant created Earl of Shrewsbury in England at the same time, also Earl Talbot of Hensol in Great Britain from 1856
  • Earl of Tyrone 1542 O'Neill forfeit 1608
  • Earl of Thomond  1543 O'Brien extinct 1741
  • Earl of Clancare 1556 McCarthy resigned 1597
  • Earl of Ormonde 1602 Butler extinct 1613
  • Earl of Tyrconnell 1603 O'Donnell forfeit 1608
  • Earl of Castlehaven  1616 Touchet extinct 1777
  • Earl of Cork 1620 Boyle extant also Earl of Orrery from 1753
  • Earl of Westmeath  1621 Nugent extant
  • Earl of Desmond 1622 Feilding extant also Earl of Denbigh in England from 1675
  • Earl of Londonderry  1622 Ridgeway extinct 1714
  • Earl of Roscommon 1622 Dillon extinct 1850
  • Earl of Meath 1627 Brabazon extant
  • Earl of Barrymore 1628 Barry extinct 1824
  • Earl of Fingall 1628 Plunkett extinct 1984
  • Earl of Carbery 1628 Vaughan extinct 1712
  • Earl of Downe 1628 Pope extinct 1668
  • Earl of Leinster 1645 Cholmondeley extinct 1659
  • Earl of Ardglass1645 Cromwell extinct 1687
  • Earl of Cavan 1647 Lambart extant
  • Earl of Clanbrassill  1647 Hamilton extinct 1675
  • Earl of Inchiquin  1654 O'Brien extinct 1855
  • Earl of Clancarty 1658 McCarthy forfeit 1690

Earls created 1660-1700 

Earls created 1700-1760

  • Earl of Rosse 1718 Parsons extinct 1764
  • Earl of Shelburne1719 Petty extinct 1751
  • Earl Grandison 1721 Villiers extinct 1766
  • Countess of Leinster 1721 Kielmansegge extinct 1730 created Countess of Darlington in Great Britain in 1722 
  • Earl of Kerry 1723 Fitzmaurice extant also Marquess of Lansdowne and Earl of Wycombe in Great Britain and Earl of Shelburne from 1818
  • Earl of Darnley 1725 Bligh extant
  • Earl of Londonderry 1726 Pitt extinct 1764
  • Earl Tylney of Castlemaine1731 Child/Tylney extinct 1784
  • Earl of Seaforth 1731 Mackenzie extinct 1781
  • Earl of Egmont 1733 Perceval extant
  • Earl of Bessborough 1739 Ponsonby extant created Earl of Bessborough in the United Kingdom in 1937
  • Earl Verney 1742 Verney extinct 1791
  • Earl of Panmure 1743 Maule extinct 1782
  • Earl of Blesinton 1745 Stewart extinct 1769
  • Earl of Tyrone 1746 Beresford extant created Marquess of Waterford in 1789
  • Earl of Carrick  1748 Butler extant
  • Earl Malton  1750 Watson-Wentworth extinct 1782 also Marquess of Rockingham and Earl of Malton in Great Britain from 1750
  • Earl of Upper Ossory 1751 Fitzpatrick extinct 1818
  • Earl of Shelburne 1753 Petty-Fitzmaurice extant created Marquess of Lansdowne in Great Britain in 1784; also Earl of Kerry from 1818
  • Earl of Shannon  1756 Boyle extant
  • Earl of Lanesborough 1756 Butler extinct 1998
  • Earl of Clanbrassill   1756 Hamilton extinct 1798
  • Earl of Massereene  1756 Skeffington extinct 1816
  • Earl of Belvedere 1756 Rochfort extinct 1814
  • Earl of Thomond 1756 O'Brien extinct 1774
  • Earl of Charleville 1758 Moore extinct 1764
  • Earl Wandesford 1758 Wandesford extinct 1784
  • Countess of Brandon 1758 Agar extinct 1789 for life only
  • Earl of Louth 1759 Bermingham extinct 1799
  • Earl Fife   1759 Duff extinct 1912 created Earl of Fife in the United Kingdom in 1885, Duke of Fife and Marquess of Macduff in the United Kingdom in 1889 and Duke of Fife and Earl of Macduff in the United Kingdom in 1900
  • Earl of Mornington  1760 Wesley extant also Duke of Wellington, Marquess of Wellington, Marquess Douro and Earl of Wellington in the United Kingdom from 1863

Earls created 1760-1800

  • Earl Ludlow 1760 Ludlow extinct 1842
  • Earl of Tyrconnel 1761 Carpenter extinct 1853 also Baron Carpenter in Ireland
  • Earl of Arran  1762 Gore extant
  • Earl of Courtown 1762 Stopford extant
  • Earl of Catherlough 1762 Knight extinct 1772
  • Earl of Moira 1762 Rawdon later Marquesses of Hastings extinct 1868
  • Earl of Milltown 1763 Leeson extinct 1891
  • Earl of Charlemont 1763 Caulfield extinct 1892
  • Earl of Farnham 1763 Maxwell extinct 1779
  • Earl of Mexborough 1766 Savile extant
  • Earl Winterton 1766 Turnour extant
  • Earl of Ely 1766 Loftus extinct 1783
  • Earl of Bellamont 1767 Coote extinct 1800
  • Earl Grandison 1767 Villiers extinct 1800
  • Earl of Howth 1767 St. Lawrence extinct 1909
  • Earl of Kingston  1768 King extant
  • Earl of Roden   1771 Jocelyn extant
  • Earl of Sefton 1771 Molyneux extinct 1972
  • Earl of Ross  1772 Gore extinct 1802
  • Earl of Lisburne 1776 Vaughan extant
  • Earl of Clanwilliam 1776 Meade extant
  • Earl of Glandore 1776 Crosbie extinct 1826
  • Earl Nugent 1776 Temple-Nugent-Brydges- Chandos-Grenville extinct 1889
  • Earl of Shipbrook 1776 Vernon extinct 1783
  • Earl Ligonier 1776 Ligonier extinct 1782 second creation
  • Earl of Aldborough 1777 Stratford extinct 1875
  • Earl of Clermont 1778 Fortescue extinct 1806
  • Earl Conyngham 1780 Conyngham extinct 1781
  • Earl Mount Cashell 1781 Moore extinct 1915
  • Earl of Antrim 1785 McDonnel extant
  • Earl of Longford 1785 Pakenham extant
  • Earl of Portarlington 1785 Dawson extant
  • Earl of Mayo 1785 Bourke extant
  • Earl of Carhampton 1785 Luttrell extinct 1829
  • Earl of Farnham 1785 Maxwell extinct 1823
  • Earl Annesley 1789 Annesley extant
  • Earl of Erne 1789 Crichton extant
  • Earl of Enniskillen 1789 Cole extant
  • Earl of Carysfort 1789 Proby extinct 1909
  • Earl of Mountnorris 1793 Annesley extinct 1844
  • Earl of Wicklow 1793 Forward-Howard extinct 1978
  • Earl of Clonmell 1793 Scott extinct 1935
  • Earl of Desart 1793 Cuffe extinct 1934
  • Earl of Kilkenny 1793 Butler Extinct 1846 for 12th Viscount Mountgarret
  • Earl Macartney 1794 Macartney extinct 1806
  • Earl of Clare 1795 Fitzgibbon extinct 1864
  • Earl of Leitrim 1795 Clements extinct 1952
  • Earl of Lucan  1795 Bingham extant
  • Earl of Londonderry 1796 Stewart extant created Marquess of Londonderry in 1816 and Earl Vane in the United Kingdom in 1823
  • Earl Belmore 1797 Lowry-Corry extant
  • Earl of Llandaff 1797 Mathew extinct 1833

Earls created 1800-1831


After the creation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland some peerages in the peerage of Ireland continued to be made.

  • Earl O'Neill 1800 O'Neill extinct 1841
  • Earl of Bandon 1800 Bernard extinct 1979
  • Earl Castle Stewart 1800 Stuart extant
  • Earl of Donoughmore 1800 Hely-Hutchinson extant
  • Earl of Caledon 1801 Alexander extant
  • Earl of Kenmare 1801 Browne extinct 1952
  • Earl of Clancarty 1803 Le Poer Trench extant
  • Earl of Rosse 1806 Parsons extant
  • Earl of Gosford 1806 Acheson extant
  • Earl of Normanton 1806 Agar extant
  • Earl of Charleville 1806 Bury extinct 1875
  • Earl of Glengall1816 Butler extinct 1858
  • Earl of Bantry 1816 Hedges-White extinct 1891
  • Earl of Blessington 1816 Gardiner extinct 1829
  • Earl of Sheffield 1816 Holroyd extinct 1909
  • Earl of Rathdowne 1822 Monck extinct 1848
  • Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl 1822 Wyndham-Quin extant
  • Earl of Kilmorey 1822 Needham extant
  • Earl of Listowel 1822 Hare extant
  • Earl of Norbury 1827 Toler extant
  • Earl of Ranfurly 1831 Knox extant