Thursday 27 June 2019

Wind farm generates another €42,000 in community funding

Maria Herlihy

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