Around 200 people attended a meeting about the proposed development of a new wind farm at Kilranelagh.
The meeting, held at St Peter’s Parish Centre, was organised by West Wicklow Wind Action Group (WWWAG).
ABO Wind Ireland Ltd recently announced it was proposing to develop a nine-turbine wind farm on a site at Kilranelagh near Baltinglass.
There were a number of speakers on the night including archaelogist Robert Hambridge, Dave Fingleton of Wind Aware, Richard Moore O’Ferrall of South Wicklow Wind Action Group, Paul Carberry of Kilranelagh Lodge, David Case and Edel Grace, a community planning and environment officer.
The event was organised by WWWAG with the purpose of providing information and discussing the opposition to the potential wind farm. Much of the discussion on the night focused on the archaelogical significance of the proposed site, explained Paul Carberry of WWWAG.
‘There is a need for archaelogical investigations on the site. In my view, this site is more important than the pyramids,’ added Mr Carberry.
The meeting also outlined some of the historic features of the proposed site and surrounding land which the Boleycarrigeen stone circle, cairns, an ogham stone and a number of ringforts.
ABO Wind have previously indicated that more detailed investigations are to take place on the proposed site in the coming months as the company plans to submit a planning application during summer 2020.
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