Irishwoman wants Effin village to be recognised by Facebook

Woman unable to list her hometown Effin on her Facebook profile

An online campaign has been started by woman from Ireland in a bid to get Facebook recognise her small parish of Effin in county Limerick

Ann Marie Kennedy, from Effin, county Limerick, Ireland, has unsuccessfully tried to use the name of the village in her Facebook profile.

In a bid to get Facebook to recognise the village name, she tried to set up a page within the social network, titled: "Please get my hometown Effin recognised" but that was also blocked by the website.

Kennedy said she got an error message saying "Offensive". Facebook said they were investigating the issue. It is understood that the word "Effin" has not been banned, rather the village has been deemed too small to be featured as a hometown on the website.

When Kennedy and fellow Effin inhabitants try to input the word into Facebook, suggestions such as Effingham, Illinois and Effingham, New Hampshire among others show up.

"It will recognise Limerick but I'm not from Limerick city, I'm from Effin. I'm a proud Effin woman. And I always will be an Effin woman," said Kennedy.

If you're from Effin and have had a problem listing it as your hometown, tell us if you're joining the cause to get it on the recognised hometown list via the comments or Twitter and Facebook.

Via: BBC