Work to begin next month on gas pipeline between Athlone and Longford

Gas Networks Ireland has confirmed work on laying the gas pipeline into Ballymahon and onto Center Parcs will start next month.

The first section of pipeline will run from Rathmore in Co. Longford along the N55 into Ballymahon and then along the R392 to the holiday and leisure resort.

According to the company, site investigations are currently underway and the actual laying of 6km of pipe along the R392 will start in February.

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Work on the second 21km section running from Ories to Tang in Co. Westmeath and then connecting to section one in Rathmore is expected to start in the summer.

Local Fianna Fail councillor Mick Cahill says it’s fantastic news for Ballymahon and Longford.