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'We'll fight to stop any windfarm near us'

Public meeting in Barraduff heard last week that residents do not want a windfarm near their homes in East Kerry

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Margaret and Ashley Campion, Jason Culloty, Andrew O’Sullivan, Sean O’Sullivan, Bina and Jerry O’Leary, John Joe Culloty, Freddie O’Sullivan, Thomas Mackney and Declan Campion at the East Kerry Wind Aware Group meeting at Barraduff. Photos by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Margaret and Ashley Campion, Jason Culloty, Andrew O’Sullivan, Sean O’Sullivan, Bina and Jerry O’Leary, John Joe Culloty, Freddie O’Sullivan, Thomas Mackney and Declan Campion at the East Kerry Wind Aware Group meeting at Barraduff. Photos by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Some of those who attended last week’s meeting

Some of those who attended last week’s meeting

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Margaret and Ashley Campion, Jason Culloty, Andrew O’Sullivan, Sean O’Sullivan, Bina and Jerry O’Leary, John Joe Culloty, Freddie O’Sullivan, Thomas Mackney and Declan Campion at the East Kerry Wind Aware Group meeting at Barraduff. Photos by Michelle Cooper Galvin

We have one common goal, says Margaret Campion, and that is to stop any plans for a wind-farm in East Kerry.

Up to 150 people attended a meeting in Barraduff Community Field on Tuesday to begin the first step in what is expected to be a lengthy campaign to halt what is thought to be a proposed wind-farm in the region.

Though no planning permission has yet been sought for the proposed development, the community has become aware of initial plans for at least 14 turbines.