Gas Networks Ireland is today (Thursday, 22nd February) hosting a drop in information event at the Listowel Arms Hotel, to provide a project update on the €20m ‘Gas to Listowel’ project. Once complete, the delivery of this project will facilitate both domestic and commercial connections to the Natural Gas network, for customers adjacent to the route and within Listowel town.
Work began on this project during 2017, with the laying of Natural Gas Feeder Main pipeline from Barrigone, Co Limerick to Listowel town, via Ballyhahill, Co Limerick and Moyvane, Co Kerry, with local Natural Gas distribution networks being constructed in each of these locations.
To date, 39 of the planned 41kms of gas pipeline between Barrigone in County Limerick and Kerry Ingredients in Listowel has been completed. Cleaning and connecting sections of pipeline and pressure testing is now underway, in preparation for commissioning the pipeline, which is planned for March 2018.
The construction of the local gas distribution network in Listowel town, Ballyhahill and Moyvane, which will service local homes and businesses, is scheduled to begin in mid-March, making gas available to customers in these areas later in 2018.
While the next stage of works in the town will be smaller in scale, some disruption is unavoidable in the short term. Once again, Gas Networks Ireland wishes to thank the residents and business owners of Listowel for their patience and understanding as we complete this important project.