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Wind farm fears: ‘Scartaglin will just die out if this happens’

Kerry County Council's proposal to zone part of Scartaglin for wind farm development under the County Development Draft Plan is being strongly opposed after residents lodge 1500 submissions.

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Members of the Scartaglin Wind Awareness group are campaigning to stop the encroachment of wind turbines in their area. Pictured in Mountfalvey on Tuesday were front: Dan Reidy (left) and Conor Crowley. Back: Eileen Horan, Niall Marshall, Donie Spillane, Michael Horan, Tony Horan, Jerry Spillane, Paudie Herlihy and Dave Crowley. (Photo by John Reidy).

Members of the Scartaglin Wind Awareness group are campaigning to stop the encroachment of wind turbines in their area. Pictured in Mountfalvey on Tuesday were front: Dan Reidy (left) and Conor Crowley. Back: Eileen Horan, Niall Marshall, Donie Spillane, Michael Horan, Tony Horan, Jerry Spillane, Paudie Herlihy and Dave Crowley. (Photo by John Reidy).

Members of the Scartaglin Wind Awareness group are campaigning to stop the encroachment of wind turbines in their area. Pictured in Mountfalvey on Tuesday were front: Dan Reidy (left) and Conor Crowley. Back: Eileen Horan, Niall Marshall, Donie Spillane, Michael Horan, Tony Horan, Jerry Spillane, Paudie Herlihy and Dave Crowley. (Photo by John Reidy).

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Residents in Scartaglin and neighbouring parishes have lodged 1,500 submissions with Kerry County Council over proposals to zone Scartaglin for wind farm development as part of the new County Development Plan.

Following community meetings held at Scartaglin Heritage Centre in recent months, residents decided to voice their opposition to the plan. One Scartaglin resident said the entire way of life for his community is under threat if this is voted on. Councillors will gather later this month to discuss public submissions.


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