The Macroom Bypass is a €280 Million road / highway project, in Co Cork, Ireland.

A 3.5 year Infrastructure project, increasing the quality of life for the people of Cork and Kerry.


This is one of the key projects identified for progression under Project Ireland 2040. The current N22 is a mixture of single carriageway widths, with no hard shoulders or verges along many sections.


This road development comprises the construction of:

  • Approximately 22 km upgrade to the main N22 Cork-Tralee road
  • Construction of Type 2 dual carriageway
  • 4 river bridges
  • 18 Road bridges
  • Local road re-alignments, accommodation underpasses and culverts
  • Environmental mitigation and traffic management, all in close proximity to environmentally sensitive sites, and sites of historical and cultural significance.


The main contractor has been appointed by Cork County Council on behalf of Transport Infrastructure Ireland for the project and the project commenced Q1 2020.

Working alongside the main contractor, we have been tasked with all recruitment for the project and have a number of current opportunities including:

Site Engineers - Highways / Roads

Land Surveyor / Setting out Engineer

Road Works & Drainage Engineer 

Site Agent - Roads Works & Drainage

Senior Site Engineers – Ground works

This huge road project has been sought for more than 20 years. 

The Macroom Bypass will greatly benefit the region, reducing journey times between Cork and Killarney or Tralee, improving safety and encouraging regional development and a better environment in Macroom town.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on one of Ireland's largest infrastructure projects.


If you might like to be considered for a position on this project, please contact Breagh Recruitment’s Co Armagh Offices:


Cathal McKeever


Tel:              00447724790015