Carrickeaney Wind Farm grants awarded

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The recently established Carrickeaney Wind Farm in Glencar made a presentation of grants to thirteen local community organisations at a function in the Bee Park Community Centre on Wednesday week last.

The recently established Carrickeaney Wind Farm in Glencar made a presentation of grants to thirteen local community organisations at a function in the Bee Park Community Centre on Wednesday week last.

The grants were presented to each local community group by Barry Nelson on behalf of Carrickeaney Wind Farm.

The local community groups that received grants were Five Glens Arts Festival, Glencar Community Park, Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA Club, Lurganboy Development Association, Manorhamilton and District Historical Society, Manorhamilton Rangers Football Club, Manorhamilton Tidy Towns Association, Manorhamilton Astroturf, North Leitrim Carer’s Group, North Leitrim Women’s Centre, Rossinver Community Development Group, Seán McDermott Boxing Club and the (Sligo Leitrim & Northern Counties) SLNR Rail Trail Walking Group.

Prior to the presentation of the cheques, Mr. Nelson stated that the new Carrickeaney Wind Farm has four EnerconE82 2MW wind turbines with the services of 2.25km of site roads and one site substation building.

The site works for it commenced in August 2014 and construction was completed in May of this year. During the preparation of the Carrickeaney site a hither to unknown for many years previously Mass Rock was re-discovered.

The Mass Rock at the Carrickeaney site has been preserved under the direction of Board of Works archaeologists. The total fund that Carrickeaney Wind Farm provides for the support of community groups annually for 20 years is €10,000 per annum.

Applicant projects must be located within a distance of 10km of the Carrickeaney Wind Farm site. The Carrickeaney Wind Farm community groups fund for 2015 will be advertised locally.