Longford/Westmeath Marriage Referendum: 54% of Granard electoral area voters say ‘No’

Alan Walsh

Reporter:

Alan Walsh

Niamh Mahon, Labour TD Willie Penrose and Aideen Ginnell at the Referendum Count in Kenagh. Photo by Declan Gilmore
While the constituency of Longford/Westmeath said Yes to the Marriage Referendum, County Longford narrowly said ‘No’ with the result from the county coming at Yes 7,398, 49.75%; No 7,473, 50.25%.

While the constituency of Longford/Westmeath said Yes to the Marriage Referendum, County Longford narrowly said ‘No’ with the result from the county coming at Yes 7,398, 49.75%; No 7,473, 50.25%.

Of the three electoral areas in Longford, Granard had the highest turnout and it was also the only electoral area to return a resounding No vote - Yes 2,481, 46.06%; No 2,906, 53.94%.

According to tallies, here is how Granard voted ;

Granard Electoral Area

Electorate 10,755;

Yes 2,481, 46.06%;

No 2,906, 53.94%;

Spoilt 97;

Total votes 5,484;

Turnout 58.6%.

Granard Electoral Area

GA - Abbeylara & GZ - Kilasonna & G4 - Springtown (Abbeylara NS); Electorate 546; Yes 132, 46.64%; No 151, 53.36%; Spoilt 8; Total votes 291; Turnout 53.3%.

GB - Aghaboy (Clontumpher NS); Electorate 562; Yes 157, 49.84%; No 158, 50.16%; Spoilt 2; Total votes 317; Turnout 56.4%.

GI - Bohernamelltoge (Clontumpher NS); Electorate 295; Yes 63, 40.38%; No 93, 59.62%; Spoilt 4; Total votes 160; Turnout 54.2%.

GC - Aughnacliffe & GF - Ballinamuck East (Aughnacliffe NS); Electorate 418; Yes 113, 55.39%; No 91, 44.61%; Spoilt 3; Total votes 207; Turnout 49.5%.

GD - Aughnacliffe (Granard NS); Electorate 179; Yes 40, 43.96%; No 51, 56.04%; Spoilt 1; Total votes 92; Turnout 51.4%.

GE - Ballinalee (Ballinalee NS); Electorate 632; Yes 154, 40.42%; No 227, 59.58%; Spoilt 2; Total votes 383; Turnout 60.6%.

GK - Clonfin & GY - Lislea (Ballinalee NS); Electorate 206; Yes 37, 33.94%; No 72, 66.06%; Spoilt 10; Total votes 119; Turnout 57.8%.

GG - Ballinamuck West & GT - Gaigue (Gaigue NS); Electorate 525; Yes 148, 55.02%; No 121, 44.98%; Spoilt 1; Total votes 270; Turnout 54.1%.

GH - Bawn (Drumlish NS); Electorate 638; Yes 153, 44.48%; No 191, 55.52%; Spoilt 1; Total votes 345; Turnout 54.1%.

GJ - Cartrongolan (Drumlish NS); Electorate 206; Yes 43, 37.39%; No 72, 62.61%; Spoilt 5; Total votes 120; Turnout 58.3%.

GL -Cloonee (Cullyfad Community Centre); Electorate 606; Yes 165, 43.88%; No 211, 56.12%; Spoilt 3; Total votes 379; Turnout 62.5%.

GM -Clooneen & G2 - Mullinalaghta (Cloonagh Community Centre); Electorate 437; Yes 46, 38.55%; No 78, 62.9%; Spoilt 0; Total votes 124; Turnout 28.4%.

GN - Columbkille & G3 - Pulladoey (Aughnacliffe NS); Electorate 506; Yes 116, 48.74%; No 122, 51.26%; Spoilt 5; Total votes 243; Turnout 48.0%.

GO - Corboy (Mostrim NS); Electorate 331; Yes 96, 49.74%; No 97, 50.26%; Spoilt 2; Total votes 195; Turnout 58.9%.

GP - Culray & GU - Gelshagh (Aughnacliffe NS); Electorate 563; Yes 106, 38.55%; No 169, 61.45%; Spoilt 4; Total votes 279; Turnout 49.6%.

GQ - Drumeel (Mostrim NS); Electorate 670; Yes 173, 47.27%; No 193, 52.73%; Spoilt 22; Total votes 388; Turnout 57.9%.

GR - Drumgort (Moyne NS); Electorate 420; Yes 104, 48.83%; No 109, 51.17%; Spoilt 5; Total votes 218; Turnout 51.9%.

GS - Drumlish (Drumlish NS); Electorate 969; Yes 201, 51.94%; No 186, 48.06%; Spoilt 4; Total votes 391; Turnout 40.4%.

GV - Granard (Granard NS); Electorate 886; Yes 192, 43.64%; No 248, 56.36%; Spoilt 3; Total votes 443; Turnout 50.0%.

GW - Granard (Granard NS); Electorate 487; Yes 82, 41.41%; No 116, 58.59%; Spoilt 3; Total votes 201; Turnout 41.3%.

GW - Granard (Moyne NS); Electorate 352; Yes 72, 54.55%; No 60, 45.45%; Spoilt 6; Total votes 138; Turnout 39.2%.

GZ - Moyne (Drumraney Community Centre); Electorate 341; Yes 88, 49.44%; No 90, 50.56%; Spoilt 3; Total votes 181; Turnout 53.1%.