Almost 900 homes, businesses and farms near Tallow can now connect to fibre broadband

Almost 900 Cork properties in the National Broadband Ireland (NBI) Tallow deployment area can now avail of a high-speed fibre broadband connection an area covering the rural surrounds of Conna, Ballynoe and Curraglass.

There are 886 Cork premises in the Tallow deployment area that can join the National Broadband Ireland network and people living near Tallow are being asked to visit and enter their Eircode to see if they are ready to connect.

Network build works are also continuing across the county and almost 3,900 premises near Kanturk due to be connected by the end of 2024, meaning the rollout to the county will pass the 30,000 mark this year. Works are also underway to deliver broadband to 3,800 premises near Fermoy as well as 5,800 homes and businesses in the Clonakilty area and these will go live throughout 2025.

82,000 premises in County Cork are included in the States Intervention Area, which will see NBI deliver minimum speeds of 500 megabits per second to homes, businesses, farms, and schools. As the biggest investment in rural Ireland since rural electrification, Cork county will receive 314M of Government investment under the National Broadband Plan.


Over 1,600 premises near Mitchelstown have now begun the network build works phase, while engineering survey works have now been completed for almost 3,800 premises near Bantry and over 2,300 premises near Schull.

Works have already been completed in other parts of Cork and there is a total of 26,723 homes, farms and businesses that can now pre-order or order high-speed, reliable broadband across the county with 9,280 connections made so far. National Broadband Ireland is calling on people to visit and enter their Eircode to see if they are ready to connect.


Peter Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer, National Broadband Ireland, said that real progress was being made.

“We are delighted to announce that almost 900 Cork premises around Tallow can now order high-speed broadband services through the National Broadband Ireland network. This will enable those who connect to experience the life-changing benefits of high-speed broadband with minimum speeds of 500 megabits per second.

“Over 26,700 homes, businesses and farms in Co Cork can now order a high-speed fibre connection to the National Broadband Ireland network. This includes 9,500 premises in Midleton; 6,500 near Templemartin; almost 4,800 in Carrigaline; over 2,300 near Youghal, and over 2,100 premises near Rathmore.

“We are working hard on the ground to progress other areas of the county through engineering survey, design and construction phases. We are encouraging Cork residents to visit the NBI website to check their Eircode and sign up for updates”.

As a wholesale network operator, NBI does not sell fibre broadband directly to end users, rather it enables services from a range of broadband providers or Retail Service Providers (RSPs). As a wholesale provider, NBI will make the new Fibre-to-the-Home network available to all RSPs operating in the Intervention Area.

Some 71 RSPs have already signed up to sell services on the National Broadband Ireland network and 68 are certified as ready to start providing connections as of today. To see the retail broadband providers that are currently licensed to sell on the National Broadband Ireland network,