Ireland’s first community broadband project

A community unable to benefit from the National Broadband Plan came together to deliver its own Fibre To The Home (FTTH) network.

Over the years, communities across Ireland have built renewable energy farms to benefit from green electricity and lower energy bills.

They’ve set up group water schemes, mini wastewater treatment plants that serve communities that aren’t on the wastewater network.

And as of February 2022, they’ve even clubbed together to build localised broadband networks.


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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