Polling stations report a strong turnout with Ballymote the highest in the NW so far

Polling stations are reporting a strong turnout in today’s Abortion Referendum.

At 4 o’clock Ballymote was the area reporting the highest turnout at 33%, in Donegal town the turnout was 32% just before 4pm.

The turnout in Mountcharles at half three was 21%.

At 3pm there was a 26% turnout in Keelogs and a 25% turnout in Frosses in South West Donegal.

Drimarone was reporting a 22% turnout at around 3pm.

In county Sligo, for example, there was a 22% turnout in Keash in south Sligo at lunchtime with similar figures in Gurteen.

In Leitrim, there was a 28% turnout in Drumkeerin at 5pm.

Earlier figures showed a 28% in Carrick-on-Shannon and a 20% in Manorhamilton at lunchtime.

Meanwhile, there’s Irish people living abroad are still arriving into airports around the country to vote in today’s referendum.

The hashtag home to vote is trending on twitter and Instagram.

This Waterford woman is literally taking planes trains and automobiles to get to her polling station: