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Global Wind Day 2017


Come and visit a local windfarm this May / June/ July to mark Global Wind Day

Raheenleagh Wind Farm, Co. Wicklow

Opening date & time: Thursday 25th May, from 10am to 3pm
What’s happening: Wind Farm Open Day
Description: Raheenleagh Power (ESB, and Coillte) would like to offer local groups, clubs, primary and secondary schools the chance to avail of walk and talk tours of Raheenleagh Wind Farm. On the day, our engineers will be on hand to act as tour guides escorting groups around the wind farm; from the turbines to the substation, explaining how the turbines actually work, highlighting the need for renewable energy, talking about how wind farms are developed, and answering any other pertinent questions the groups have in relation to wind energy.
Organiser: ESB and Coillte
Meeting place: All tours are subject to availability it will be necessary to book in advance via email as to ensure we can accommodate your group.
Who’s the contact: raheenleaghwindfarm@esb.ie


Carrickatane Wind Farm, Co. Derry

Opening date & time: Wednesday 14th June, from 10am to 3pm
What’s happening: Wind Farm Open Day
Description: ESB would like to offer local groups, clubs, primary and secondary schools the chance to avail of walk and talk tours of Carrickatane Wind Farm.
On the day, ESB engineers will be on hand to act as tour guides escorting groups around the wind farm; from the turbines to the substation, explaining how the turbines actually work, highlighting the need for renewable energy, talking about how wind farms are developed, and answering any other pertinent questions the groups have in relation to wind energy.
Organiser: ESB
Meeting place: All tours are subject to availability it will be necessary to book in advance via email as to ensure we can accommodate your group.
Who’s the contact: Paul Lally paul.lally@esb.ie

Garracummer wind farm, Co. Tipperary

Opening date & time: Wednesday June 14th, 6pm
What’s happening: Community open day and nature walk
Description: Brookfield Renewable are opening up the Garracummer wind farm to the local community.  There will be a short guided walk along a section of the Multeen Way and the opportunity to see inside a wind turbine. All age groups welcome with light refreshments provided.
Organiser: Brookfield Renewable Ireland
Meeting place: Hollyford Community Centre at 6pm
Who’s the contact: Liz Casey liz.casey@brookfieldrenewable.com or (021) 422 3614

 Knocknagoum Windfarm Co Kerry

Opening date & time: Friday 16th June 10am to 2pm
What’s happening: Walk and Talk session up to the turbines with information.
Meeting place: Meet at the main entrance
Who’s the contact: General Queries: 0217336034 Site Manager: Ronan Mc Evoy 0868394006


 Leitir Gungaid Windfarm Co Galway

Opening date & time: Friday 23rd June 10am to 2pm
What’s happening: Walk and Talk session up to the turbines with information.
Meeting place:Meet at the main entrance
Who’s the contact: General Queries: 0217336034 Site Manager: Aidan Stakelum 0861427399
 

Bawnmore  Windfarm Co. Cork

Opening date & time: Friday 16rd June 10am to 2pm
What’s happening: Walk and Talk session up to the turbines with information.
Meeting place:Meet at the main entrance
Who’s the contact: General Queries: 0217336034 Site Manager: Chris Treanor 0861704111

 

DkIT - Dundalk Institute Technology 

DkIT is aiming to run a Entrepreneurship Summer camp for second level students from June 12th - 16th.
Part of this will include a session on energy and a tour of the campus wind turbine on Tuesday 13th June from ~ 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Members of the public are welcome join the turbine tour from ~ 3pm to 4pm on the day. They just need to  show up at turbine.

Mountluas Wind Farm, Offaly

Free tours for all primary schools children Monday to Friday for the month of June – must be booked in advance by contacting Catherine on      087-1175756. On Global Wind Day, 15th June,  free Tea/Coffee morning at the Mountlucas Centre to celebrate GWD. This takes place from 10.30-1.00pm, no booking required.

County Tyrone Windfarms

County Tyrone windfarms, Inishative and Cregganconroe will be officially launched to coincide with Global Wind Day next month.  The event will will involve local Primary Schools who have been invited to visit the windfarms where there will be a celebration to the launch the two sites.   School children have been working on entries to name turbines at both windfarms.

Meenadreen, Donegal

The official opening of Meenadreen Extension windfarm in Co Donegal, is taking place this June to coincide with Global Wind Day. The event will see local community groups attend and the administrators of the Meenadreen Community Benefit Fund.  Staff will be providing tours of the Meenadreen Extension windfarm site.

 

 

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