Show me the money — Councillors call for maximum benefit from Connemara windfarm

A report on the proposed new windfarm which covers a massive 4,000 acres in Connemara was circulated to councillors at the meeting of the Galway County Council this week and revealed that a substantial community fund, potentially worth millions of euro will be generated by the development.

An application from Ardderroo Windfarm Limited to erect 29 turbines in the townlands of Killaguile, Letter, Uggool, Ardderroo and Finnaun is currently being assessed by An Bord Pleanala with a decision due in March of next year. The energy that would be generated by the wind turbines would power 62,000 houses in County Galway.

Speaking at the meeting, local representatives were adamant that the community gain from the project must be extremely substantial. Councillors were very positive about the project as they felt the rural site was ideal for the development. Oughterard councillor Thomas Welby said the site ticked a lot of boxes. ‘’It is not in any specially designated areas, it is very high and remote, and there are only two houses on the whole site.’’


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Show me the money — Councillors call for maximum benefit from Connemara windfarm

A report on the proposed new windfarm which covers a massive 4,000 acres in Connemara was circulated to councillors at the meeting of the Galway County Council this week and revealed that a substantial community fund, potentially worth millions of euro will be generated by the development.


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