Works on gas pipeline from Athlone to Ballymahon will start early next year

The main works on the gas pipeline from Athlone to Ballymahon will start early next year and be finished by the end of 2018.

According to Gas Networks Ireland all work is being co-ordinated with Center Parcs to ensure the gas is installed in plenty of time to meet the holiday resort’s opening deadline in the summer of 2019. There had been concerns that the extension of the gas supply might not be able to keep pace with the speed of work on the Center Parcs development.

But Fran McFadden, Commercial Connections Manager, with the gas company says everything is being tied in between the two companies to ensure the €233m Longford Forest resort has gas when it needs it.