Wind farm generates another €42,000 in community funding
Since the launch of Castlepook Wind Farm in Doneraile, the community fund has invested over €127,000 in 22 projects in the vicinity. The fourth round of its community fund is now about to come on stream and there is €42,000 available.
The funding is in place to support local organisations in the delivery of community projects and initiatives which fall within the remits of education and skills, health, safety and wellbeing. In addition, environment and habitat conservation, and culture and heritage along with recreation, sport and social inclusion.
Castlepook Wind Farm is a renewable energy project developed and operated by Castlepook Power DAC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ESB.
The wind farm, which entered commercial operation in 2018, features 14 wind turbines with the combined ability to generate 33.3 MW which is enough to power over 20,000 homes.
Castlepook's Community Fund launched in 2016 and will operate annually for the lifetime of the wind farm.
Christmas tree drop-off
All of Cork County Council's civic amenity sites are now free drop off centres for Christmas trees.
Trees are free of charge up to January 31, 2019.
The list of sites include:
Macroom Civic Amenity, Codrum, Macroom; 026 43721
Raffeen Civic Amenity Centre, Kerrycurrihy, Monkstown; 021 485 9350
Rossmore Civic Amenity Site, Rossmore, Carrigtwohill, 021 488 3936
Bandon Recycling Centre, Knockaveale, Bandon; 023 884 3371
Youghal Civic Amenity & Landfill Site, Mudlands, Foxhole; 024 93834
Clonakilty Recycling Centre, Clogheen Industrial Estate, Clonakilty; 023 885 0982
Kanturk Recycling Centre, Bluepool, Kanturk; 029 20616
Millstreet Recycling Centre, Station Road, Millstreet 029 30971
Castletownbere Recycling Centre, Foilldarrig, Castletownbere 027 70126
Derryconnell Recycling Centre, Derryconnell, Schull; 028 37048