This giant 250ft mast was found cut down today on the site of Ireland’s biggest wind farm.
The scene of the crime at Lismulladuff outside Killygordon is currently the subject of local protests.
Plans were lodged with with An Bord Pleanala (ABP) a number of weeks ago by Planree Ltd for the Carrickaduff Wind Farm.
The giant wind farm will stretch from the iconic Barnesmore Gap in Donegal, along the Tyrone border, to near Castlefin.
The plans include an application for 49 giant wind turbines, some of which will be 500ft in height.
A recent meeting organised by protest group Finn Valley Wind Action (FVWA) group, was held in the Parochial Hall in the tiny village of Crossroads and attracted more than 300 locals.
The test mast was erected in recent weeks to take wind readings in the area.
Now gardai believe the mast was attacked in recent days but only discovered yesterday.
The group who are protesting over the planned wind farm have condemned the attack.
A spokesperson for the FVWA protest group condemned the attack on the test mast.
“It’s down so other than that we don’t know what happened. We can’t understand why anyone would want to do that.
“It’s bad form because it wasn’t bothering anybody. We think it was better up – as a size guide being half the height of the proposed wind turbines.
“The FVWA condemns this act of vandalism any anyone with any information should contact Ballybofey Gardai,” said the spokesperson.
Gardai from Ballybofey were on site this morning and have launched a full investigation into the attack.
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