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AI man and farmer helping west Kerry dairy farmers slash their energy bill and reduce carbon emissions


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Green deal: Dinny Galvin has installed energy saving technology on his dairy farm in Lispole, Co Kerry and is now leading a drive to get other dairy farmers in the west Kerry region to follow suit.

Green deal: Dinny Galvin has installed energy saving technology on his dairy farm in Lispole, Co Kerry and is now leading a drive to get other dairy farmers in the west Kerry region to follow suit.

Green deal: Dinny Galvin has installed energy saving technology on his dairy farm in Lispole, Co Kerry and is now leading a drive to get other dairy farmers in the west Kerry region to follow suit.

'You're a bloody eejit," dairy farmer Dinny Galvin said to himself when he discovered the energy savings he could be making on his farm at Lispole on the Dingle peninsula in Co Kerry.

He's now spearheading an initiative to get up to 120 west Kerry dairy farmers to invest in energy-saving technology which he says will save them thousands and make their farms more sustainable.

It all started on a fine summer's day two years, says Dinny: "I was in the milking parlour and happened to walk into the plant room. Jeez, the heat that was coming out the door would knock you. It was from the fan sucking in the air to cool the gas to make ice for the milk tank.