Disruptions expected as Irish Water announce €6.8 million investment

6.8 million euro to be invested in water infrastructure improvements for Sligo Town has been announced.

The work is expected to start soon and will take in the region of 14 months to complete but Irish Water say disruptions will be kept to a minimum.

The second phase of the Sligo City Water Main Rehabilitation and Pearse Road Sewer Network Project will involve the replacement and rehabilitation of ageing water mains, installation of new sewers and the replacement of all service connections.

Contracts were today signed with Ward and Burke Construction company who will undertake the works beginning next month.

The works will see almost 9km of water mains replaced throughout Sligo town. Some of the areas which will be affected are Castle Street, Wine Street, Rosses Point road, Cleveragh road and the Stephen street Car Park.

A full list of all affected areas can be found below

1.5km of foul and storm sewers in the Pearse road area will also be undertaken.

Diane Carroll from Irish Water told Ocean FM the works have been designed to keep disruptions in these areas to a minimum.

Phase One saw the investment of 1.25 million euro for similar works on O’Connell street in late 2016.

Cathaoirleach of Sligo county council Hubert Keaney has welcomed the investment as good news for Sligo Town.

He says it’s going to mean significant improvements for more people.


Works will be carried out in the following areas:

Connolly Street/ Mail Coach Road Junction Holborn Hill
Connolly Street Stephen Street
Old Market Street Stephen Street Car Park
Teeling Street Pearse Road
Thomas Street Fatima Avenue
Bridge Street Cleveragh Road
Castle Street Tonaphubble Lane
Lord Edward Street & Wine Street Junction Cemetery Road
John Street John F Kennedy Parade
Smith’s Row/ Wine Street Car Park Ash lane
Union Street Duck Street
Wine Street N15 Crossing
Lower Quay Street Rosses Point Road off N15
Quay Street N16 Crossing
Holborn Street Hyde Bridge