Ballymahon traders demand prompt delivery of gas pipeline

The head of Ballymahon’s Traders’ Association is hopeful there will be no delay to the development of a gas pipeline from Athlone to the south Longford town.

Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten confirmed on Saturday afternoon that a deal has been agreed with Gas Networks Ireland to supply gas to the Center Parcs project in Newcastle Wood at a cost of just over €5 million.

Longford Forest is due to open in the summer of 2019.

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According to Peter Dennehy, the company has already invested significant funds in developing special attractions for their swimming pool area, which would require gas heating a number of months before it’s projected opening date

The Ballymahon businessman believes it’s vital everything runs smoothly in the coming months.