Saturday 7 December 2019

High-speed broadband on way for rural Louth

High-speed broadband is coming to a number of locations in the county as part of the government's plan to invest €33m to deliver a quality service.

"This is a landmark day for for rural Ireland. The National Broadband Plan will see investment of €33m to bring high-speed broadband to 8,245 homes across County Louth,' Deputy Fergus O'Dowd stated.

O'Dowd continued: "The work will start immediately, with roll-out of broadband within eight weeks of the contract signing. Over 90% of premises in the State will have access to high speed broadband within four years.

"As an initial step, the Government has published a list of approximately 300 community centres, schools, library hubs and local GAA halls in every county that will be connected to high speed broadband during 2020, to enable communities to quickly get free public access to high speed broadband. '

In Louth the locations are:

Annaghminnan Rovers GAA Club, Pairc Annaghminnon, Newtown, Louth, Co. Louth, A91R235

Clogherhead (pictured), Harbour Road, Clogher, Co. Louth

Killany GAA Club, Killany Community Centre, Killanny.

Mattock Rangers GAA Club, Mattock Rangers Community Centre, School Lane, Collon, Co. Louth, A92CR6C

Port Beach, Mitchelstown, Co. Louth

Saint Enda's National School, Killann.

Stephenstown, Knockattin, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Templetown Beach, Templetown, Co.Louth

Walshestown National School, Walshestown, Clogherhead, Co. Louth, A92CD53

"We want to ensure that people who wish to live and work in the county are supported in doing so. It is so crucial for balanced regional development that everyone in the country does not have to go to Dublin to work,' he stated.

Drogheda Independent