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Friday 29 August 2014

Wind farm meeting

Published 15/01/2014 | 05:36

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WIND farm protestors in Finuge are calling on everyone in the locality to attend a meeting next week ahead of the closing date for submissions on the wind farm planning application.

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Stacks Mountain Windfarm Ltd this week submitted plans for ten massive turbines in the Ballyhorgan area of Finuge.

It is proving one of the most controversial plans of its type ever in north Kerry as hundreds of locals oppose the development saying it will impact health, house prices and the landscape.

Protest leaders are now calling on everyone in the area to attend a special meeting at Dromclough National School on Monday, January 20 next, at 8.30pm. They say the Finuge plans are just the first in what is likely to become a slew of similar developments across north Kerry.

"Four weeks remain to oppose an initial ten turbines out of a possible 450 proposed for north Kerry. We have a chance but we need people to attend the meeting," a spokesperson said.

LIFE OF KERRY PATRIOT

LOCAL historian Pádraig O Conchubhair will be looking back at the life of one of North Kerry's greatest patriots in a special talk on The O'Rahilly at John B Keane's on Wednesday night at 9pm.

Admission is free and it's a must for history buffs as Pádraig looks back at the life and times of one of the great figures of the 1916 Rising.

MALE CHOIR

THE renowned Abbeyfeale Male Voice Choir will be back in action this Thursday, January 16, when practice resumes at St Mary's Boys NS in the town at 8pm.

If you're a competent singer and feel you'd like to contribute to the group, then new members are welcome to come along on the night.

TEA DANCE

DANCING fans are in for a treat on Sunday, January 26, when the first of the afternoon tea dance of 2014 takes place at Fr Casey's GAA Club, Abbeyfeale.

As usual, the event is a fundraiser for local community radio station , West Limerick 102fm, and will feature the music, songs and stories of Big Maggie.

Dancing takes place from 3-6pm and admission is €5.

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