FuturEnergy Ireland is a new joint venture company owned on a 50:50 basis by Coillte and ESB. This collaboration combines the nation’s strongest assets in onshore renewable energy development. The proposed Croagh Wind Farm is now part of the FuturEnergy Ireland portfolio. Please be assured that the project team remains the same, and so does our commitment to the local community.

Subsequent to the request by Leitrim and Sligo County Councils for further information in regard to the planning application for Croagh Wind Farm, Coillte Renewable Energy has now submitted this information to both Councils. As per the requirements of the planning process in relation to this information, notices to inform the public have been placed in two local papers with further site notices established. An opportunity for the public to comment on this further information is now available.  All submitted documentation can be found here.

Covid-19

For the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic and varying levels of government restrictions, community engagement practices will be curtailed on all project sites whenever necessary. As we continue our work in accordance with Government guidelines,  our commitment to keeping you up-to-date is as important as ever. The project Community Liaison Officer remains your point of contact and we would encourage you to email or call him for any query relating to the project. These details can be found on the ‘Contact’ page.

Project Details

The area of interest for a potential wind farm development is located on the boundary of Counties Leitrim and Sligo, about 5km west of Drumkeeran and 7km from Dromahair as outlined in the highlighted area displayed.

Project Development Timeline

Oct 2017

General ecological studies commence in the wider study area

Jun 2018

Engagement begins with the near neighbours

Jul 2018

Meteorological wind measuring mast scoping studies progress

Sep 2018

Environmental Impact Assessment Team selected

Sep 2018

Meteorological wind measuring mast erection

Oct 2018

Environmental impact assessment studies commence

Dec 2018

Detailed environmental and engineering studies begin

Feb 2019

Landscape and visual assessment commences

May 2019

First stage design complete

Jun 2019

Site investigations continue

Sep 2019

Second stage design complete

Dec 2019

Impact and mitigation assessment and reviews continue throughout Autumn/Winter 2019

Jul 2020

Lodge Planning Permission Application

Apr 2021

Submission of Further Information to Sligo and Leitrim County Councils

Dec 2021

Awaiting decision from ABP

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06 Dec 21

Frequently Asked Questions document

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20 Apr 21

Submission of Further Information as requested by Leitrim and Sligo County Councils

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13 Jul 20

Full Planning Applications lodged to Leitrim and Sligo County Councils on Monday 13th July 2020. All submitted documentation can be found in the "Apllication Documentation" tab at the top of this page.

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22 Jan 20

Planning Application for existing Met Mast submitted to Leitrim Co. Co. (Planning Ref: 202)

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14 Dec 19

Croagh Wind Farm Info Booklet

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13 Dec 19

Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) T+C's open for consultation

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12 Dec 19

Draft Wind Energy Guidelines published - open for consultation

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