Category: Ireland, Governors

Categories: English and British Government of Ireland | British Politicians


The Office of Chief Governor of Ireland existed in various forms from the 12th-century Norman invasion of Ireland, to the creation of the Irish Free State on 6 December 1922.

Generally, the terms in use for an English appointed Governor of Ireland can be found as -
12th -13th century - Lord Protector, Lord Procurator, Lord Warden, Governor
13th -14th century - Justiciar; Chief Justiciar
14th -16th century - Lieutenant; King's Lieutenant
15th -17th centuries - Lord Deputy
from 1690 - Lord Lieutenant; Viceroy was often used unofficially.
1560-1921- Viceroys and Chief Secretaries.

See Chief Governors of Ireland in the English Administration Timeline for a list of chief governors in Ireland appointed by the English administration following the 12th-century Norman invasion of Ireland to the 18th C. appointments of Viceroys of Ireland.

See the Category:Lords Lieutenant of Ireland for Lords Lieutenant & Viceroys appointed since the 17th century.

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