North Connacht power project

  • A Ballina area Councillor is calling on Eirgrid to go underground with their power line project that will run from Ballina to Ballaghaderreen. 

    FG Cllr. John O'Hara says he has contacted Eirgrid and Mayo County Council to go for a 220kv power line instead of the 110kv option.

    He raised his proposal at yesterday's meeting of Ballina Municipal District and got unanimous support from his council colleagues.

    Eirgrid is currently considering 7 different route corridor options, four of these involve overhead lines, and 3 would be underground cable.

    The public consultation phase of the North Connacht 110 KV project is underway, and Eirgrid have extended the deadline for submissions from the public until 11th December.

    Cllr. O'Hara told Midwest News that it would be better for the environment, and visually, if the project goes underground..

  • Eirgird is encouraging people to have their say during the final days of public consultation on the North Connacht 110 KV power project.

    The new electricity development will run from Ballina to Ballaghadereen, and a number of possible overhead line and underground cable routes are currently being evaluated.

    Members of the public in Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo have until Friday week, 11th December, to submit feedback online at


  • Eirgrid has extended the public consultation on the North Connacht 110 KV power line project until the 11th December.

    Initially, submissions had to be received by next Monday 16th November, but that date has now been pushed out to next month to allow more people in Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon to engage with the company in relation to their plans.

    Eirgird is currently looking at possible routes for the 110 KV line within a study area that runs from Ballina down to Ballaghadereen and from Foxford across to Tubbercurry.

    Mayo Fianna Fail TD Dara Calleary says welcomed confirmation from Eirgrid that people will now have almost an extra month to make their submissions..

    Eirgrid is running telephone clinics for people to give their feedback on the plans, and additional webinars will be held on the 1st, 3rd and 7th December.


  • It may well be an underground option that Eirgrid selects as the route for its proposed 110Kv power line that will run from Ballina to Ballaghaderreen. That’s according to David Martin, Senior Communications Specialist with Eirgrid.

    Reacting to opposition against any proposed overhead routes for the proposed electricity line by the newly formed Attymass Against Pylons,Mr Martin welcomed the views of local communities and encourages others to take part in the consultation process now underway and extended out to December 11th.

    Eirgrid is at present looking at 7 different route corridor options, four of these involve overhead lines, and 3 would be underground cable.

    David Martin told Midwest News today that the company’s preferred option “may well be underground power lines". He also confirmed that there is no difference in the service between overhead lines and underground cables.