Overview

Project Overview

In line with ongoing company strategy, Bord na Móna is proposing to develop a wind farm within Garryhinch Bog located in Counties Laois and Offaly.  The proposed development will be known as Garryhinch Wind Farm.

To view the Project Information Booklet, please click here.

 

Location

Garryhinch Bog is adjacent to the communities of  Clonygowan and Mountmellick.  To view the current proposed Development Study Area Map, please click here.

 

Number of turbines

As the project is at an early stage the number and location of turbines has not been determined.

 

What works are the project team currently undertaking?

Over the coming months, in order to determine the extent of the proposed development Bord na Móna will undertake a number of on-site surveys on Garryhinch Bog, such as ecology surveys, ornithology surveys, aquatic surveys, heritage surveys and site investigation works. Additionally the company will also commence a series of off-site surveys, such as noise monitoring at sensitive receptors around the site and topographical surveys of the proposed grid connection and proposed haul routes.

 

What Information will be provided at the next stage of public consultation which is planned for Spring 2022?

The draft wind turbine layout will be available at the 2nd round of public consultations and will provide detail on the setback distance, location, height and number of proposed turbines.  The project team will also have a subset of Photomontages available that will show what the proposed development may look like from the local area.

 

Community Engagement Sessions

Subject to Covid-19 restrictions, Bord na Móna intend to hold Community Engagement Sessions in the locality in late January.

25th January 2022: Mountmellick Conference Centre, MDA Business Park

26th January 2022: CYMS Hall, Cloneygowan

27th January 2022: St Brigid’s Community Hall, Garryhinch/Cloneyhurke

All sessions will be held from 5-9pm.

Bord na Móna invites you to attend one of these Community Engagement Sessions during the scheduled opening hours. If you would like to find out more about the Sessions and/or register your interest in attending, please contact the Project’s Community Liaison Officer Niall on 087-995 1174.

These Sessions will be held in line with the most up to date Covid-19 Government Health Guidelines. Attendees will be required to provide proof of COVID Certificate & ID before entry.