Name busters: It's now Eddie
Caoimhinn Barr, Inishowen Independent
INISHOWEN'S largest reservoir, the Fullerton Pollan
Dam, is set be renamed and rebranded in the coming
weeks following a proposal by Sinn Fein councillor
The huge Illies structure will now be known simply
as the Eddie Fullerton Dam, with brown tourist signs
currently on order. The word Pollan will no longer
be used in the title.
New signs will be erected at Cockhill Bridge,
Quigley’s Point Junction and Glentogher with a large
title sign also set to be installed at the entrance
to the dam.
Buncrana councillor Rena Donaghey was somewhat
dismayed at the move.
“I don’t think Eddie would have wanted the word
Pollan removed from the dam. The Pollan river flows
into it and he would have been more than happy to
leave that name in,” she said. Sinn Féin's Cllr Jack
Murray welcomed the new title.
“The problem has been that people often just refer
to it as the Pollan Dam. Now it is the Eddie
Fullerton Dam and I think that is positive. I am
happy that it has been renamed,” he added.
The newly-renamed Eddie Fullerton Dam
at the Illies.
The Buncrana and county
councillor was shot dead by loyalist gunmen at his
home in Cockhill Park just over 20 years ago, in May
The 400-acre Fullerton Pollan Reservoir was
completed in 1997. The concrete dam, 22.5m high
above its lowest foundation, incorporates a
spillway, fish lifts, draw-off and compensation
release pipe work.
It has a large population of both wild and stocked
brown trout. The reservoir is fly-fishing only, with
a two trout bag limit and no shore fishing is