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Windfarm grants to local organisations

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Windfarm grants to local organisations

When the third annual Carrickeeny Windfarm presentation of grants to local organisations took place in the Bee Park Community Centre on Friday last a total of seventeen local groups benefited from grant-aid that was given out by the Glencar-based green electricity provider.

Speaking for Mainstream Power, which operates the Carrickeeny Windfarm on behalf of its owners IKEA, Barry Nelson said the Glencar facility's output was as expected for 2016 when nothing unusual occurred (storms or adverse weather) that hindered its production of electricity.

The grant-aid that Carrickeeny Windfarm provides annually is for community organisations that have a location within 10K of the facility. The Windfarm provides a fund totalling €20,000 annually for grant-aid to local organisations for a 20 year period from its establishment at Carrickeeny.

The local organisations that received grant-aid were:

Diffreen National School

Glencar Feel Good Club

Masterson National School

Glencar/Manor GAA Club

Manor Rangers AFC

North Leitrim Community Amenity (Manor Astroturf)

St. Osnat's GAA Club

Glencar Community Centre (Diffreen)

Glencar Community Park

Hung Ying Chinese Martial Arts Club

Manorhamilton Community Tennis Club

24/7 Family Carers

Manorhamilton and District Historical Society

Manorhamilton Tidy Towns Committee

North Leitrim Women's Centre

Bee Park Field Committee

Glencar/Manor and North Leitrim GAA History Book Committee