Kilpaddoge-Knockanure Project

The Kilpaddoge-Knockanure Project is a new underground electricity cable that links Kilpaddoge and Knockanure substations in North Kerry.

This page shows you information on this project's activity, with more recent news first.

March 2020

As a precautionary measure, EirGrid has made the decision to cancel all upcoming public events. This means that the event planned for Moyvane on Wednesday night (4th March) to launch the Kilpaddoge – Moyvane – Knockanure Sponsorship fund will not now go ahead.

This cancellation does not however impact on the roll-out of the fund. The fund will open for applications on the 9th March as planned. Fund brochures will be left in the Marian hall on Wednesday 4th March and can also be accessed at the links below.    

Should you have any queries in relation to the fund or the application process, please contact Catherine Scully at SECAD Partnership CLG either by phone (021 4613432) or email

February 2020

We are always grateful for the support and understanding of local communities, and have established a Community Sponsorship Fund with a value of €205,000 to benefit those along the route of this project. We are having an open evening in the Marian Hall in Moyvane to launch the fund. The event will be held on 4th March 2020 at 7:30pm - 9pm.

We have appointed an independent body, SECAD partnership CLG to administer the fund on our behalf.

All interested parties are encouraged to review the fund brochure for further information.

Fund open to applications between 9th March – 15th May 2020.

January 2018

Work has commenced on phase one of the Kilpaddoge to Knockanure underground cable project. 

The first phase involves the installation of a number of pre-cast joint bays and the laying of underground ducting on public roads between Newtownsandes Co-op in the village of Moyvane and Ahavoher Bridge.

These works are scheduled to last for approximately four to five months. Diversion routes will be clearly signed with dedicated personnel in place at appropriate locations to direct traffic around the works.

Access will be provided to emergency services and local residents throughout the full period of the works.

Information regarding the status of the road will be issued regularly via the Moyvane Community Text Alert system.

A dedicated community liaison officer, Alan Quinn, will be on site to deal with any issues or queries people may have in relation to the works as they are progressing. Alan can be contacted on 086 4600223. 

The overall programme of works is expected to take two years.

Spring 2017

EirGrid and its team have carried out a detailed study of the area in order to identify an optimum route for the cable.

There has also been consultation with Kerry County Council. During this, EirGrid was advised that:

  • No underground cable would be permitted along or through the N69 Limerick to Tralee national secondary road due to the recent significant investments in it.
  • The western part of the study area is known to have significant peat deposits, making it unsuitable for a cable route in that location.
  • A traffic management plan will be required for the project.
  • The cable will be laid in a trench that measures approximately 1.2 metres in depth and 1.2 metres in width.