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The long running plebiscite issue in relation to Enniscrone will be discussed at senior government level next week.   A campaign spanning well over 15 years to allow locals determine the spelling of the County Town has resulted in the government considering amending legislation to allow a plebiscite to take…

The government minister responsible for placenames expects to soon have the legal advice in relation changing the official name of the west Sligo coastal town of Enniscrone. Local people have been campaigning for some time to have the name changed from that beginning with an ‘I’ to the more commonly…

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…

Three kayakers are back on dry land after being rescued off the coast of Co Sligo. They got into difficulty in the water near Enniscrone in Killala Bay shortly after 7pm yesterday evening. The coastguard helicopter Rescue 118 from Sligo was sent to the scene. Two of the kayakers were…

Calls were made at this week’s meeting of Ballymote Tubbercurry Municipal District of Sligo County Council for a feasibility study to be carried out into the future development of Enniscrone Pier.   The calls were made by independent Councillor Joe Queenan.   Cllr Quennan also submitted a separate motion calling…

Calls are being made on the government to urgently release funding to a number of tourist scenic locations in Sligo such as Strandhill, Rosses Point and Enniscrone for the provision social distancing mobility plans.   The calls from Sligo Strandhill Councillor Sinead Maguire are being made after large numbers descended…

Sligo Fire Service is currently dealing with a large forest fire near Enniscrone. Mayo Fire Service and a Coillte helicopter are also helping tackle the blaze with people asked to stay away from the area. Four crews in total have been fighting three different fires in West Sligo since 5am…