Almost 1,500 Clare homes, businesses and farms near Feakle can now connect to fibre broadband on National Broadband Ireland network

9,500 premises in County Clare can avail of a high-speed connection today

National Broadband Ireland, the company delivering the new future-proofed, high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home network under the National Broadband Plan on behalf of the Government, has said that almost 1,500 Clare properties in its Feakle deployment area can now avail of a high-speed fibre broadband connection. The area covers the rural surrounds of Feakle, Glendree and Flagmount.

23,000 premises in Co Clare are included in the State’s 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, County Clare will receive €89M of Government investment under the National Broadband Plan.

There are 1,485 Clare premises in the Feakle deployment area that can join the National Broadband Ireland network. National Broadband Ireland is calling on people living near Kenmare to visit and enter their Eircode to see if they are ready to connect.

Works have already been completed in other parts of Clare and there is a total of 9,541 premises that can now pre-order or order high-speed, reliable broadband across the county with 2,922 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.

Network build works are also continuing across Clare with build works in progress for over 900 premises around Ogonnelloe and 1,900 premises around Tiermaclane. 

Peter Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer, National Broadband Ireland, said: We are delighted to announce that almost 1,500 Clare premises around Feakle 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.

“Overall, almost 9,541 homes, businesses and farms in Co Clare can now order a high-speed fibre connection to the National Broadband Ireland network. This includes over 2,900 premises in Corofin and almost 3,600 premises in Kilkishen. We are working hard on the ground to progress other areas of the county through engineering survey, design and construction phases.

“We are encouraging Clare 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 69 RSPs have already signed up to sell services on the National Broadband Ireland network and 62 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, visit

National Broadband Ireland contractors have been on the ground across the country and over 227,789 premises nationwide can order or pre-order broadband on the NBI network so far.

The National Broadband Ireland website is regularly updated to show estimated connection dates. Signing up to the NBI email notifications at /eoi/ is the easiest way to get the most up to date status of premises during the rollout and when premises will be ready for order.  

Keep up to Speed!  

NBI is encouraging people to check their eligibility and register for updates at to receive regular notifications related to their own premises as works progresses in their area.  

Broadband Connection Points

In advance of the Fibre-to-the-Home rollout, the NBP provides for the delivery of Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) nationwide. 955 of these sites, including Public BCPs, are now ‘live’. Public BCPs – which include sports clubs, community centres and tourist sites – will provide free public access to high-speed internet in the rollout area. Other BCP categories include schools and marts.

BCPs will pave the way for rural communities to receive the benefits of broadband, from mobile working, e-learning and mobile banking, to digital tourism. You can view BCPs at An example of some of the locations of Broadband Connection Points in Clare include the Cree Community Centre, Kildimo GAA Club and Loughraney Kids Playschool. Primary schools in the Intervention Area are also being connected for educational access as part of the NBP.