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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Wind farm supplies support in Wexford

Cathy Lee

Seven Wexford projects have received funding from Raheenleagh Wind Farm after the renewable energy project which is co-owned by ESB and Greencoat Renewables awarded €60,000 to local community groups in counties Wicklow and Wexford.

The Wexford groups to benefit from this community fund were SN Coill an Iarainn Kilanerin NS, Hollyfort Development Committee, The Gap Arts Festival, Kilanerin-Ballyfad Community Development Association CLG, Croghan Athletics Club, Coolgreany Tidy Towns and Rathpierce Group.

The awards were presented at Kilanerin Sports Hall earlier this month, and three Wicklow based groups: Croghan Barrack Community Project, Dublin Samaritans CLG - East Coast Samaritan service and Ballycoog National School (formerly Ballintemple National School) also benefited.

A spokesperson for said that the company remains committed to creating a brighter future for all.

'By being a good neighbour and supporting the community, we aim to contribute to the development of local projects and services for the benefit of all local people. We are delighted to see such valuable funding going to local projects, which will benefit the local communities for many years to come'.

Raheenleagh Wind Farm was constructed in a Raheenleagh forest in county Wicklow and the wind farm straddles the Wicklow and Wexford border.

It features 11 turbines which can generate enough renewable electricity to power around 22,500 homes a year.

The community fund is made available every year for the operational lifetime of the wind farm.

For further information on the community fund and to apply for funding, visit www.windfarmcommunityfunds.ie.

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