Shareridge – Where Innovation Begins

26 Jan , 2024  

Shareridge is a dynamic, innovative civil engineering specialist which has developed a reputation as an industry leader that you can trust to deliver essential services that help keep Ireland running in a sustainable way, into the future.

Offering a nationwide service from its headquarters in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Shareridge focuses on developing innovative solutions and offers a wealth of experience and professionalism to its clients and partners. Its main services are:

  • Utilities (Water & Wastewater / Telecommunications & Power)
  • Heavy Civil Engineering & Earthworks
  • Street Enhancement Works & Highways
  • Design & Build Construction
  • Mechanical & Electrical
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling
  • Traffic Management

Established in 2005, Shareridge employs 155 direct employees and a further 200 on a subcontract basis. The company’s management team comprises of Paul McNamara (Managing Director), Michael McAuliffe (Executive Director), Sergei Nemich (Operations Director), Tony Geraghty (Commercial Director), Joan Hanrahan (Finance Director), Gary Conlon (Head of Major Contracts), Alicia McNamara (HR Manager), Sarah Gallagher (HSQE Associate Director) and Rafal Jarosz (Business Support Manager).

Shareridge has undertaken numerous major civil engineering projects over the years for Uisce Éireann, local authorities and private entities. Boasting a strong technical competency across all areas, the award-winning contractor prides itself on its ability to deliver high-quality and desired results on specialist projects on time and within budget.

Shareridge is renowned for offering a comprehensive and professional service that is client-orientated. In doing so, it remains personal, very competitive and budget-focused. The company is able to achieve this by employing a skilled labour force which includes all central services and in-house Health & Safety personnel that complement its experienced and highly-capable ground level staff.

The company enjoys an excellent working relationship with Uisce Éireann, having a multi-supplier framework agreement for the provision of water and wastewater network services and works for the national water utility in the South-East / Midlands region which includes counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath and Wexford.

Other current utilities projects include: Windmill Hill Reservoir and Trunk Watermain to Ratoath Project in Co. Meath; Clarecastle Sewage Scheme, Clarecastle, Co. Clare; Rockmount Reservoir Contract, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare.

In terms of street enhancement works and highways, Shareridge is currently working on the O’Connell Street Revitalisation Project in Limerick City and will commence the second phase of the Ennis Public Realm Regeneration Project in Co. Clare in the coming weeks. Shareridge always seeks safer and more efficient ways of working and delivering a quality final product right, first time. The company’s operation’s design department works closely with the delivery teams in the field to implement innovative solutions that bring benefit to its customers and community.

Shareridge works in partnership with Uisce Éireann to design and deliver a major programme of water and wastewater services across a large geographic area. The collaborative working relationship with Uisce Éireann allows Shareridge to utilise new solutions which save time by being supportive of new technology and innovation.

Shareridge is committed to supporting Uisce Eireann’s mission that “All customers should receive a safe and reliable supply of drinking water and have their wastewater collected and safely returned to the environment.”

Uisce Éireann is the new name for Irish Water, Ireland’s public water authority dedicated to helping communities to thrive by delivering water services for Ireland. The name change came into effect in January with the enactment of the Water Services (Amendment) Act 2022 which confirmed Uisce Éireann as the standalone publicly-owned utility with full responsibility for the delivery of all public water services in Ireland.

The new brand identity reflects Uisce Éireann’s vision of a sustainable Ireland where water is respected and protected, and offers a new opportunity to communicate with the public about the vital services it provides.

Uisce Éireann’s ambition is to create a world-class water utility focused on meeting the needs of its customers and communities, delivering efficient water services, and supporting housing, economic development and job creation. To achieve this, the organisation is bringing together existing staff with colleagues from Local Authority Water Services to build a truly national organisation with the knowledge, passion and expertise to deliver for communities across Ireland. Uisce Éireann operates 716 water treatment plants and 1,057 wastewater treatment plants, manages over 90,000 km of water and sewer pipes, and is investing €5.26 billion in upgrading these assets in the current investment period (2020-2024).

Shareridge’s commitment to excellence is reflected in the number of prestigious accolades it has won. These include: Higher Distinction Award at the 2022 National Irish Safety Organisation Awards; Highly Commended Award at the 2021 National Irish Safety Organisation Awards; CECA Excellence Award 2022 for the Ennis Public Realm Regeneration Project.

The company has also been shortlisted for the following awards: 2023 Irish Construction Excellence Awards – Ennis Public Realm Regeneration Project; 2023 Health & Safety Excellence Awards; 2023 ; Irish Construction Industry Awards – Carrick on Shannon Public Realm Improvement Scheme; 2023 Workplace Excellence Awards – Excellence in Learning & Development and Team of the Year; 2022 CECA Awards – Under €2 million for Bray Seafront Plaza Project and Under €2-5 million for Ennis Public Realm Regeneration Project.

The corporate aim of the company is to be recognised as a market leader within the discipline of civil engineering while providing a comprehensive, personal and client-focused service in all aspects of waterworks, construction, groundworks, urban renewal work, street works and consultation.



Unit 13 Castlebar Retail Park,

Breaffy Road,


Co. Mayo,

F23 YN29.

Telephone: +00353 (0)94 90 24663

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.shareridge.ie

This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, February 2024, Vol 10 No 2