Proposal to name bridge in Enniscrone after Vol. Thomas Howley

There are calls for another bridge in County Sligo to be named after an IRA volunteer who died during the troubled early years of the Irish state.

At a meeting of Sligo County Council, Sinn Fein Councillor Thomas Healy called for the bridge over the Bellawady River, at Lower Main Street in Enniscrone, to be named after Volunteer Thomas Howley.

Howley, a native of Enniscrone, was shot and captured by the Black and Tans in May 1921 and died several days later.

In April 2018, the bridge over the Owenmore River in Ballisodare was named after 1916 patriot Martin Savage, who was a native of nearby Streamstown.

That took place during a ceremony attended by President Michael D Higgins.

Cllr Healy has been telling Ocean FM News why he made his latest proposal.