Aging water mains to be replaced in Tullyhirm

Friday 24 March 2023: With the busy summer season around the corner homes and businesses in Tullyhirm, Monaghan are looking forward to a more secure and reliable water supply.

Uisce Éireann crews will arrive in the town in the coming weeks to begin work on replacing more than 350m of old water mains which are susceptible to regular bursts. 


The new pipes along the N12, Armagh Road, will put a stop to bursts, outages and leakage and give customers much more confidence in their local water supply. 

Uisce Éireann’s Networks Programme Manager Declan Cawley is looking forward to getting this Monaghan project underway. 

“Fewer bursts and less leakage will ensure a more reliable supply for homes and businesses in Tullyhirm. Securing Monaghan’s water supply is a priority for Uisce Éireann and it is great to see this work commencing in Tullyhirm, which will reduce the risk of outages from bursts now and into the future.” 


Farrans Construction will carry out the works on behalf of Uisce Éireann and the works are due to be completed this May. 


Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. In order to safely deliver the works, traffic management will be in place along the N12, Armagh Road during the works. Locals can be assured that local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.


The essential works may involve some short-term water interruptions, but the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned interruptions. 

Declan continued: “We understand that this type of work is inconvenient, and our crews will make every effort to minimise disruption to the local people.  These works are essential for Tullyhirm and the long-term benefits including reliability of supply and reduced leaks will far outweigh any short-term inconvenience. We thank the community for their patience and co-operation.” 


This project forms part of Uisce Eireann’s National Leakage Reduction Programme and will help us achieve our 2030 goal of a national leakage rate of 25%. The National Leakage Reduction team has made great strides since 2018 when the leakage rate stood at 46%. 


Since 2018, Uisce Éireann has invested more than €500 million to upgrade the underground water network across the country through the delivery of the national Leakage Reduction Programme. We are investing a further €250 million every year up to the end of 2030 – fixing leaks and replacing pipes to provide a more reliable water supply.

For more information on the national Leakage Reduction Programme, please visit 


13/12/2020 Irish Water Staff Photo:Andrew Downes, Xposure