The project has been submitted to An Bord Pleánala.

A full copy of the Planning Application and accompanying Environmental Impact Assessment Report can be found on

A Request for Further Information (RFI) has been received from An Bord Pleanála

Online virtual tour

The online virtual tour can be accessed at the following link here.

A note on the developer
FuturEnergy Ireland is a new joint venture company owned on a 50:50 basis by Coillte and ESB. This collaboration combines the nation’s strongest assets in onshore renewable energy development. Carrownagowan is now part of the FuturEnergy Ireland portfolio. Please be assured that the project team remains the same, and so does our commitment to the local community.


For the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic and varying levels of government restrictions, community engagement practices will be curtailed on all project sites whenever necessary. As we continue our work in accordance with Government guidelines, our commitment to keeping you up-to-date is as important as ever. The project Community Liaison Officer remains your point of contact and we would encourage you to email or call him for any query relating to the project. These details can be found on the ‘Contact’ page.

Project Details

The area which is being studied for suitability as a potential wind farm site is located on the northern slopes of Slieve Bernagh in East Co. Clare. The site lies centrally between the towns and villages of Bodyke, Tuamgreaney, Broadford and Kilaloe.

Estimated Project Development Time

Feb 2018

Commencement of Community and Stakeholder Engagement process.

Feb 2018

Feasibility study

May 2018

Environmental Impact Assessment baseline studies begin.

Sep 2018

Potential grid connection route selection process begins.

Oct 2018

Mapping of buildable area commences.

Nov 2018

Preliminary design phase begins.

Nov 2018

Environmental Impact Assessment studies are on-going

Jan 2019

First draft turbine layout begins

Sep 2019

Design and layout of the proposed wind farm on going.

Nov 2019

Third draft turbine layout begins

Nov 2019

Appropriate Assessment screening

Nov 2019

EIAR reviews

Nov 2020

Lodge Planning Application

Feb 2021

Request for Further Information (RFI) received from An Bord Pleanála

Jan 2022

All requests for information submitted to ABP

Latest News

08 Sep 21

An update on the Community Benefit Fund

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15 Jul 21

The Government publishes the RESS Community Benefit Fund Good Practice Principles Handbook

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18 May 20

Carrownagowan Constraints Map May 2020

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04 May 20

Carrownagowan Project Brochure

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23 Dec 19

Landscape Video

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01 Dec 19

Project Newsletter - Winter

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01 Oct 19


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01 May 19

Engineering - focus on Peat Depth

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22 Jan 19

EIAR Focus on Bird Studies

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13 Dec 18

EIAR Focus on Engineering

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15 Nov 18

Update on Engagement

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06 Oct 18

EIAR Focus on Aquatics

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21 Jan 18

EIAR Update on Ecology

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