FuturEnergy Ireland is a new joint venture company owned on a 50:50 basis by Coillte and ESB. This collaboration combines the nation’s strongest assets in onshore renewable energy development. This project is now part of the FuturEnergy Ireland portfolio. Please be assured that the project team remains the same, and so does our commitment to you.

UPDATE

A Request for Further Information (RFI) was received from An Bord Pleanála in relation to the planning decision for the proposed Croaghaun Wind Farm. All documentation related to this RFI has now been submitted to the Bord.

The full Planning Application and Appeal Documentation is available here.

 

 

Project Details

The area which is being studied for suitability as a potential wind farm site is located on Croaghaun Hill, south of Myshall and Kildavin villages in East Carlow.

Estimated Project Development Time

Apr 2019

Community and Stakeholder Engagement process is ongoing, Shane recruited as CLO.

May 2019

Environmental Impact Assessment baseline studies begin.

Oct 2019

Iterative design process commences using feedback from Environmental studies including grid route. Draft layouts shared with nearest neighbours.

Jan 2020

Ongoing community engagement with project team, technical experts and near neighbours throughout January and February.

Feb 2020

Ongoing community engagement with project team, technical experts and near neighbours throughout January and February.

Mar 2020

• Preparing Project Update newsletter and 2nd design iteration layouts.
• Workshop with nearest neighbours postponed due to Covid-19 Public Health restrictions.
• All project updates and communications posted on website.

Apr 2020

• Ongoing EIA studies, surveys and site investigations with emphasis on geology.

• Project updates provided through alternative means of engagement available to our nearest neighbours.

May 2020

• Preparing Project Update newsletter and 3rd design iteration layouts.
• Ongoing on-site EIAR survey investigations coming to a conclusion.
• Ongoing engagement with nearest neighbours through alternative means available as required.

Jun 2020

Ongoing engagement with nearest neighbours through alternative means available.

Nov 2020

EIAR and Planning documentation being finalised.

Jan 2021

Planning Application submitted to Carlow County Council - 15th January 2021.

Apr 2021

Planning application turned down by Carlow County Council.

May 2021

Appeal submitted to An Bord Pleanála by Coillte Renewable Energy (now FuturEnergy Ireland).

Nov 2021

Request for Further Information (RFI) received from An Bord Pleanála.

Feb 2022

All RFI documentation submitted to An Bord Pleanála.

Latest News

01 Dec 20

Final Project Brochure

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02 Jun 20

June EIAR Update

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11 May 20

May EIAR Update

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25 Mar 20

EIAR Update

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23 Dec 19

EIAR Scoping Document Finalised

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03 Jun 19

Bat monitors collected completing Spring 2019 survey

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22 May 19

Expanded Community Engagement Boundary

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06 May 19

Fehily Timoney awarded EIAR contract

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24 Apr 19

Shane Lowry joins the team as CLO

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10 Apr 19

Breeding season bird surveys now underway

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11 Sep 18

Ongoing community engagement and plan for met mast

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01 Jun 18

Community Engagement Commenced

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