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Troubled Wind Farms In Ireland

Industrial scale wind farms are dogged by controversy all over the world.
Ireland is no exception.
As projects proposals and developments continue to grow and expand in scale and scope across rural communities, so does the media coverage of noise complaints, court cases and abandoned homes.

references in approximate chronological order, newer additions added to end.
additions or corrections? email webmaster@nvta.ie
last updated 2018/12/07

Taurbeg Wind Farm, Rockchapel, North Cork
https://www.independent.ie/regionals/corkman/news/windmills-are-a-nightmare-27051558.html
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200708/ldselect/ldeconaf/195/195we16.htm
11 x Siemens 2.3MW turbines

Skrine Wind Farm, Roscommon
https://roscommonherald.ie/2013/02/26/noise-complaints-over-wind-farm/
1 house abandoned
2 x Enercon E70

Castledockrell Wind Farm, Co. Wexford
https://www.independent.ie/regionals/enniscorthyguardian/news/couple-declares-wind-farm-plight-27252341.html
18 x Enercon E82

Carrigcannon Wind Farm, North Cork
https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/wind-farm-being-sued-by-families-admits-its-liability-442172.html
High Court case; wind farm operators admit liability

Athea Wind Farm, Limerick
https://www.thejournal.ie/athea-wind-farm-1915304-Feb2015/
16 x General Electric turbines, 1.6MW & 2.75MW

Boggeragh Wind Farm, North Cork
https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/cork-county-council-seeks-windfarm-guidelines-439590.html
House abandoned, High Court proceedings initiated
KELLEHER & ANOR -V- GREEN ENERGY SUPPLY LTD & ANOR 2017/4762 P
26 x Nordex N90 & N100

Kilivane Wind Farm, West Cork
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/stay-granted-on-order-restricting-cork-wind-farm-operation-1.2600459
High Court proceedings, noise and shadow flicker
3 x Gamesa G850

Ballycurreen Wind Farm, Dungarvan, Waterford
https://avondhupress.ie/concerns-over-noise-pollution-from-wind-turbines/
https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/probe-into-turbines-excessive-noise-308299.html
2 x Enercon E85

Raheenleagh Wind Farm, South Wicklow
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2017/03/08/south-wicklow-residents-ask-county-council-for-help-wind-farm-destroying-lives-of-local-families/
https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wicklowpeople/news/no-permission-for-viewing-platforms-35724085.html

Sliabh Bán, Roscommon
https://www.shannonside.ie/news/local/roscommon/sliabh-ban-residents-want-independent-turbine-noise-monitoring/
20 x Siemens SWT 3.2 – 101

Screggagh, Church Hill, & Crighshane Wind Farms, West Tyrone
https://ulsterherald.com/2013/09/07/ill-wind-blows-over-turbine-plans/
Cumulative effect of multiple developments

Beallough Wind Farm, East Waterford
https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/compelling-public-issues-over-turbine-344012.html
http://www.munster-express.ie/local-news/anger-at-go-ahead-for-third-wind-turbine-in-portlaw/
2 X Vesta V52

Corkermore Wind Farm, Donegal
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/they-make-our-lives-a-misery-say-family-in-shadow-of-blades-29195849.html
https://donegalnews.com/2017/10/homeowner-pleads-council-turbine-hell/
5 x Gamesa G80 2MW

Barnafaddock Wind Farm, Waterford
https://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/rights-of-people-are-being-squashed-it-is-impossible-to-take-on-wind-farm-firms-459155.html
12 x General Electric 2.85-103

Scartaglen Wind Farm, Kerry
https://www.radiokerry.ie/living-noise-shadow-flicker-wind-turbine-november-15th-2018/
15 x Siemens 2.5MW

Meenwaun Wind Farm, Offaly
https://www.offalyindependent.ie/news/roundup/articles/2018/02/23/4152575-windfarm-has-made-our-lives-a-living-hell
4 x General Electric 2.75MW

Grouselodge Wind Farm, Limerick
http://windfarmtorture.blogspot.com/p/why-this-blog.html