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Carrick residents protest at wind park information event 

Credit:  The Nationalist | 26 September 2014 | www.nationalist.ie ~~

A large crowd of residents based in Faugheen, Ahenny and Ballyneale protested last Friday outside an information event for the proposed Carrigadoon Wind Park project.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath and a number of local councillors joined the residents at the protest outside the Carraig Hotel where Dutch wind energy company DunoAir were hosting an information day for their controversial wind farm proposal.

The demonstration, attended by between 60 and 100 people including members of the Ahenny Action Group, Faugheen Anti-Pylons Action Group and Ballyneale Environmental Action Group, took place between 6pm and 7pm.

Protestors sang “Slievenamon” and also recited poetry to highlight their opposition to the company’s plans to erect eight wind turbines on Coillte owned lands at Carrigadoon and Curraghadobbin Hills.

The protest took place just days after the Ahenny Action Group rejected and criticised DunoAir’s proposal to set up a community benefit fund and community turbine co-ownership scheme if the Carrigadoon Wind Park received the going ahead from the planning authorities.

Eileen Butler of the Faugheen Action Group said there were four generations of residents at the protest.

“The purpose of the protest was to let DunoAir see the strength of opposition in our rural communities to the wind park project and to show that we are not going to be walked over.”

She described the turbines proposed for the Carrigadoon Wind Park as “absolute monsters” of almost 400 feet in height. She pointed out residents near existing wind farms complained of sleep problems because of the noise and reflected flicker from them.

Ms Butler also pointed out that Carrigadoon and Curraghadobbin Hills were popular walking areas for local residents, who fear their access to them will be cut off if the wind park goes ahead.

Source:  The Nationalist | 26 September 2014 | www.nationalist.ie

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