The Grid West Project has recently announced a new proposed Eirgrid underground route for the 400KV power line from Moygownagh in north west Mayo to Flagford in County Roscommon, where it will connect with the existing ESB transmission network. The original overhead pylon route was passing by the outskirts of Swinford to the north.
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Eirgrid route map through Swinford

Proposed pylon route map past Swinford (in blue)

The new proposed Eirgrid underground route that has been identified, will pass by Swinford further to the north, nearer Charlestown. It will still pass through the village’s of Graffy, Rubble, Carramore Moy, Killasser, Dromada, Ballanacurra, and Cloonfinish, before crossing into the townland’s of Charlestown. Eirgrid is planning to write to people who live near the areas of the proposed Eirgrid underground route in the coming days, and also updating people within the emerging preferred overhead route option.
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proposed eirgrid underground route map

New proposed Eirgrid underground route map (in red)

Eirgrid will be holding information days between 1-8pm in the following locations in Mayo in July as follows:

  • Monday 7th July – Moygownagh Community Hall, Moygownagh, Co. Mayo

  • Tuesday 8th July – BMW Assembly, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon

  • Wednesday 9th July – The Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim

  • Thursday 10th July – The Gateway Hotel, Swinford, Co. Mayo

  • Friday 11th July – The Mayfly Hotel, Foxford, Co. Mayo

You can view and download detailed ordanance survey maps of the route here. You can call into Grid West Information Centres in;

Ballina, Bury Central, Bury Street, Ballina, Co. Mayo (open Monday and Tuesday – 10am to 6pm – except bank holidays).

Ballaghaderreen, The Square, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon (open Wednesday and Thursday – 10am to 6pm).

Castlebar, Linenhall Street, Castlebar Co. Mayo (by appointment – call 1890 940 802).

You can contact Eirgrid by phone -LoCall 1890 940 802 and by Email:

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