Councillor says plebiscite necessary to settle issue of Enniscrone spelling

A West Sligo councillor is calling for the people of Enniscrone to be given the opportunity to decide on the spelling of their coastal town.

Fianna Fail Councillor Joe Queenan is hoping that can be done by enabling people in the town to vote in a plebiscite.


For some time now there has been argument and confusion about the spelling of the town of Enniscrone, with some people saying it should start with an ‘E’ and others insisting it should be an ‘I’.

About 40 people recently attended a public meeting in the town on the issue.

Enniscrone is one a number of places throughout the region in which there are different spellings for places.

Other examples are Easkey, Ballisodare and Tubbercurry, Killargue in Leitrim, and Laghey in Donegal.

However, Cllr Queenan says his view is that the spelling of Enniscrone should start with an ‘E’.

And on this coming Monday, he will ask at a meeting of Sligo County Council for details on how the community of Enniscrone can go about having a plebiscite to decide, once and for all, on the spelling.