Network Development

Connections of New Towns

Bord Gais Networks (BGN), on behalf of Gaslink, has undertaken a review of towns that are currently not connected to the national gas network.  All regions have been taken into consideration.

The New Towns Analysis Phase 1 Report was published in October 2006 identifying 11 towns which proved viable for connection to the grid when analysed in a single group.  The New Towns Analysis Phase 2 was published in October 2007, containing the results of a further 15 towns and a review of updated data for Ballinrobe, a non-viable town in Phase 1.  Six towns proved viable for connection in the Phase 2 study.

Phase 3 of the study has now been completed.  The report contains the results of the remaining 39 towns, including Tipperary Town, which was not completed in the Phase 2 Study, of which four have proved viable.  The cost of bringing gas to these four towns would be approximately €15m.  The four towns are:

  • Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary
  • Kinsale, Co. Cork
  • Innishannon, Co. Cork
  • Kells, Co. Meath

The report is available for download below.

 New Towns Analysis Report

Press Release - New Towns Analysis Phase 3 Report

Getting Connected

To enquire about connection to the natural gas network, please visit our Getting Connected section.


Enquiries in relation to the new town evaluation process should be directed to

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