eir’s Gigabit Fibre network expands further, to 79 towns and villages across Ireland

April 28th 2021: eir today announced that its Gigabit Fibre Network has been further extended and is now available to customers in 79 towns and villages across Ireland, from Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal, to Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry. Together with its rural fibre rollout programme, which completed in 2019, more than 800,000 premises across Ireland can now access superfast fibre broadband.

Since the launch of Ireland’s Fibre Network (IFN) in 2019, the urban fibre rollout programme has passed more than 380,000 premises with superfast broadband, with more homes and businesses passed by IFN weekly. The rollout brings speeds of up to 1GB straight to the customer’s home via the provision of fibre directly into the home or business enabling the provision of gigabit connectivity. Fibre to the Home (FTTH) provides faster, stronger and more reliable broadband connectivity than other technologies, connected customers are now using eir’s Gigabit Fibre Network for remote working, seamless video conferencing, downloading games and streaming movies.

eir CEO Carolan Lennon said, “Fibre connectivity has become an essential part of life for many of us. It is the instrument through which we conduct our work, our entertainment, our education and our social lives. eir is proud to build and deliver this essential service and we are particularly proud of our dedicated team of engineers who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure we can provide a reliable, superfast broadband connection to more people and businesses across Ireland.

Ireland’s Fibre Network is the next stage in the evolution of eir’s fibre network, enabling eir to deliver a superfast, future-proofed broadband service straight into the home. Our rollout of Gigabit Fibre has continued at pace, despite the Covid-19 outbreak. Today more than 380,000 premises across 79 towns nationwide can access superfast broadband, with more added each week, combining this with the fibre build work we completed before the IFN, today more than 800,000 premises across Ireland can now access fibre broadband.”

The IFN is a key part of eir’s €1 billion capital investment programme to build the very best network for its customers. Once complete, eir’s fibre network will cover more than 85% of the premises in Ireland. Ireland’s Fibre Network has been made possible by eir’s investment of more than €500 million and ultimately this programme will see 1.4 million homes and businesses benefit from fibre to home access.

eir’s Gigabit Fibre Network has arrived to premises in the towns below and customers can check if they can already avail of this service at eir.ie/broadband/checkyourline/

  1. Arklow
  2. Athenry
  3. Ballina
  4. Ballinrobe
  5. Ballyboden
  6. Ballybunion
  7. Ballyhaunis
  8. Ballyshannon
  9. Blanchardstown
  10. Blarney
  11. Ballyhaunis
  12. Belcamp
  13. Ballinrobe
  14. Balbriggan
  15. Ballymote
  16. Boyle
  17. Cabra
  18. Caherciveen
  19. Caherdavin
  20. Carrigaline
  21. Castleconnell
  22. Carndonagh
  23. Cahir
  24. Castleisland
  25. Carrickonshannon
  26. Celbridge
  27. Churchfield
  28. Clonakilty
  29. Coolock
  30. Collooney
  31. Claremorris
  32. Clifden
  33. Castlerea
  34. Castletroy
  35. Crosshaven
  36. Dennehy’s Cross
  37. Donabate
  38. Drogheda
  39. Dunmanway
  40. Dun Laoghaire
  41. Dunshaughlin
  42. Gort
  43. Kinnegad
  44. Killaloe
  45. Kilkenny
  46. Kilcock
  47. Kilrush
  48. Lahinch
  49. Lucan Ballydowd
  50. Dooradoyle
  51. Letterkenny
  52. Midleton
  53. Malahide
  54. Moate
  55. Mervue
  56. Naas
  57. Nenagh
  58. Newtownmountkennedy
  59. Nutley
  60. Portlaoise
  61. Quaker Road
  62. Rathkeale
  63. Roches Street
  64. Rochestown
  65. Roscommon
  66. Roslevin
  67. Ratoath
  68. Rush
  69. Santry
  70. Shannon Town
  71. Sixmilebridge
  72. Skibbereen
  73. Shantalla
  74. Tallaght
  75. Templemore
  76. Terenure
  77. Tuam
  78. Wellington Road
  79. Westport