Extending the natural gas network in the west of Ireland.

Background to the project

The GasWest Project consisted of a €50 million development making natural gas available to a number of towns in the west of Ireland. An analysis of the towns was undertaken to assess the viability of extending the natural gas network. It was found that a number of towns along the route of the Mayo-Galway Pipeline and Pipeline to the West were viable. The towns approved for connection were Ballina, Ballyhaunis, Castlebar, Claremorris, Crossmolina, Knock and Westport in Co. Mayo and Athenry, Craughwell, Headford and Tuam in Co. Galway.

The majority of the towns are now connected to the network. Towns not proven viable, under the criteria set out by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities, will be kept under review.

Contact us

For further information please contact our Community Liaison Team on 1800 464 464 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturdays 9am to 5.30pm) or email More information is available in the New Towns Phase 1 Report below (due to the large size of these files the report has been split into 5 parts).