Kilpadogue-Knockanure Project

The Kilpadogue-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.

04 November 2020

Community Sponsorship Fund update

Some 15 applicants have been successful in sharing the €205,000 sponsorship fund benefiting the towns of Moyvane, Knockanure and Tarbert in north Kerry.

Thank you to all who applied to the fund. Unfortunately not all were successful on this occasion - the standards were incredibly high and that is a testament to the inspiring work happening across communities. We wish the successful projects all the best in providing additional benefit to their community.

You can see the full list of successful projects below.

Group Name

Project Purpose

Brief Description

Moyvane Community Sports Hall

Community Improvements

Heating System Installation and Bathroom/Shower Facility Refurbishment

Tarbert Development Association

Walkway Improvements

Seating replacement along the John F Leslie Wood Walk including renewal and replenishment of the planting in the Sensory Garden

Moyvane Development Association

Walkway Improvements

Upgrading of Nature Trail Walk

Moyvane GAA

Facility Improvements

Upgrading Lighting Standard

Murhur National School

Facility Improvements

Upgrade of facilities, both internal and external

Knockanure GAA Club

Recreational Walkway

New walkway surrounding current pitch

Tarbert comprehensive school

Building Improvements

Sports hall floor replacement

Scoil Chorp Chríost

Facility Improvements

Upgrade School Playing Field

Tarbert N.S.

Facility Improvements

Upgrading of Light Fittings

Tarbert Bridewell CLG

Community Improvements

Refurbishment of Upper Roof & Rain Water Goods

Tarbert Macra na Feirme

Social Inclusion 

Resources and Awareness for members

Knockanure Community Development Ltd

Community Improvements

Community Hall improvements including, new Storage Shed, Biodiversity & Herb Garden, CPR & AED Training

Moyvane ICA Guild

Community Improvements

Improvements to Moyvane ICA Guild facilities

Moyvane Ladies Football Club

Sporting Equipment

Jerseys, footballs and training gear 

Moyvane/Knockanure Care Of the Aged

Social Inclusion

Social Outing and Dinner Party

October 2020

Work on this project that began in 2018, including the installation of the pre-cast concrete joint bays and the underground duct pipes along the public roads, is complete and the roads have been reinstated and made good. The electrical work in the joint bays, however, has been disrupted by the Covid-19 restrictions. It is now expected that the work at the joint bays will recommence in early 2021 and that the project will be completed and the cable put into service in late 2021.

July 2020

The Kilpadogue-Moyvane-Knockanure Community Sponsorship Fund is now closed to applications. Thank you to everyone who submitted an application. A list of successful projects will be published once the evaluation process is completed. Keep an eye on this page for updates.

April 2020

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions and the difficulties these might pose for people in terms of making their applications, we have decided to extend the closing date for the Kilpadogue-Moyvane-Knockanure Community Sponsorship Fund until 3rd July 2020. Thank you to everyone who has so far submitted an application. A list of successful projects will be published once the evaluation process is completed.

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 Kilpadogue – 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 Kilpadogue 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.