[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Residents’ warnings on turbines  

Credit:  Deborah Coleman | Wicklow People | July 29 2017 | www.independent.ie ~~

A number of residents affected by the controversial Raheenleagh Wind Farm near Ballycoog and Croghan shared their experiences with those living along the route of the proposed Ballymanus Wind Farm during last Thursday night’s meeting.

Paddy Condren from Ballycoog said that he wouldn’t like to be any closer than he is to the turbines and said that he is aware of many families who say that it is like living with a constant airplane sound overhead.

‘The noise never goes away,’ he said.

Mr Condren also raised concerns about road closures in connection with the already approved Ballcumber Wind Farm, for which grid line works are currently under way.

‘The Ballycumber cable is going through Ballycoog at the minute and, on the Clone to Annacurra road, I was caught in traffic for half an hour. The amount of traffic on those roads at present is highly dangerous,’ he said.

Eugene Clune who lives in Ballinvalley shared his family’s trauma and said that if he had the chance now he would approach things very differently.

‘My house is situated 800 metres from an industrial turbine and my four-year-old has slept, maybe two nights since last winter.

‘She would ask us why her granddad is outside on the digger in the middle of the night – because that is what it sounds like,’ he said.

Mr Clune urged the people of Aughrim and other areas in the planning application to fight against having turbines erected in their communities.

‘You are very lucky that you are not living with turbines, but the threat of turbines. It is up to you to stop these and if I had my time again I would treat it very differently,’ he said.

Source:  Deborah Coleman | Wicklow People | July 29 2017 | www.independent.ie

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:

Tag: Complaints


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter