Crews working to restore water supply in Clonakilty

23 August 2023

Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.

Uisce Éireann is working with Cork County Council to restore water supply as quickly as possible to customers following a burst to a water main in Clonakilty. 

As a result of the burst, customers in Clonakilty, Clogheen, Ahamilla, The Pike, Lisavaird, Sams Cross, Castleventry, Rathbarry, Kilkerran, Galley Head, Red Strand, Darrara, Ardgehane, Lettercollum, Curragheveran, Shannonvale, Ballinascarty, Killavaraig and surrounding areas may experience low pressure and/or interruptions to their water supply. Dedicated water services crews are on the ground this morning and expect to have repairs complete by 10pm tonight.  

Niall O’Riordan, Uisce Éireann, commented: “We understand how disruptive unplanned outages are and we would like to thank impacted customers for their patience while we work to restore the water supply."

I can assure those affected that repair crews are on the ground working to fix the issue. Once repairs are complete it can take up to three hours for the return of normal water supply to all customers.”

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Uisce Éireann receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours. As per best practice, most homes and businesses will have on-site water storage to provide a backup source of water for sanitation purposes.

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website.