Monday, November 29, 2021

EirGrid representatives will be in the Cultural Centre in Swinford over the next two days to brief members of the public on progress with the development of the North Connacht 100kV power line.

The project, which will run underground between the Moy Substation in Ballina and Tonroe Substation in Ballaghaderreen Co. Roscommon, will enhance the electricity network in the area and connect new renewable generation on to the national grid.

Further assessments are ongoing to establish the best routing for the underground cable at Swinford and this week’s information days will afford an opportunity for the local community to speak to the EirGrid team in person.

Representatives including project manager (Jason Kenna), lead agricultural liaison officer (Aidan Naughton) and community liaison officer Eoghan O’ Sullivan will be on hand at Swinford Cultural Centre tomorrow Tuesday, November 30 (from 11am -4pm) and Wednesday, December  1 (from 10am -1:30pm)  with the most up-to-date information on the project including the latest brochure and project boards (including maps) outlining the route as well as details on the options being investigated in the Swinford area.

EirGrid’s head of public engagement, Sinead Dooley stressed that Covid-19 protocols will be followed at each of the public information sessions.

For more information visit www.eirgrid.com/NorthConnachtProject.com or call Eoghan O’Sullivan on 087 247 7732 or agricultural liaison officer, Aidan Naughton on 086 1720156.

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