Full Fibre Broadband To Become Available In Three Midlands Towns After €10m Investment

Over 9,000 homes and businesses will benefit from fibre broadband.

Three midlands towns will benefit from a €10m investment, which will provide full fibre broadband.

SIRO, the broadband network operator, will bring its network to Tullamore, Edenderry and Birr.

The roll out will include 9,000 homes and businesses.

Build works are already commenced in Tullamore and Edenderry, with Birr expected to start late 2023 and into 2024.

The full fibre roll out in Tullamore will cover 4,500 premises, Edenderry will cover 2,400 and Birr will cover 2,300.

Areas within Tullamore that will be covered under SIRO’s full fibre roll out include (but are not limited to): Oakfield, Limefield, Chancery Park Road, Clonminch Wood, Hophill, Charleville Road, Marian Place, Carraig Cluain, Eiscier End Road, Clontarf Road, Thornsberry Estate, O’Molloy Street. 

Areas within Edenderry that will be covered include (but are not limited to): The Sycamores, The Park, Killane Heights, Castleview Park, Kileden Lawn, Rectory Meadows, Assumption Road, Gilroy Avenue, Woodfield, Glenn na Carraige, Carrickhall Lane, Coneyburrow.

Areas that will be covered within Birr include (but are not limited to): Meadowville, Meadow Brook, John’s Place, Connaught Street, Sandymount View, Compton Row, Hollypark Drive, High Street, Main Street, Demesne View, Fairview, Burke’s Hill, Woodlane.

SIRO’s roll-out of a full fibre broadband network in Offaly is part of the company’s ongoing network expansion, targeting 770,000 premises in 154 towns and cities across Ireland.

Over 490,000 premises nationally in 130 towns and cities can access SIRO’s network.

Commenting on the announcement, SIRO CEO, John Keaney, said: “SIRO’s announcement of the addition of three Offaly towns to our broadband network means that these key regional towns can now experience the transformative effect that SIRO’s full fibre broadband can have on a community. It means that these places instantly become a more attractive place to do business, work flexibly, and live as they become more connected with a high quality, fibre broadband. The need for reliable, high quality, fibre connectivity grows each day as businesses operate using cloud technology, employees host meetings virtually, and more businesses use contactless and card payment methods each day. Up to access to fast and reliable broadband connectivity can be a pain point for business and consumers when using the latest technologies. However, full fibre broadband reduces these pain points.”

Offaly County Council CEO Anna Marie Delaney, welcoming SIRO’s rollout in County Offaly, noted: “Connectivity is at the heart of how we live today. High quality broadband is central to how individuals, communities and businesses now communicate, learn or work each day. Having access to SIRO’s full fibre network within the county will support economic development, investment into the county and job creation. SIRO’s fibre broadband network will be an important addition for the county’s long-term growth and development and align with the Council broader economic growth strategy. It will sustain employment locally but also underpin the creation of the jobs of the future, particularly as digital technologies become ever more critical to so many business sectors based in Offaly”.



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