This project has been submitted to An Bord Pleanála.

A Request for Further Information (RFI) from An Bord Pleanála has now been submitted.

A full copy of the Planning Application, accompanying Environmental Impact Assessment Report and additional RFI documentation can be found at


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.


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 ongoing

Jan 2019

First draft turbine layout begins

Sep 2019

Design and layout of the proposed wind farm ongoing.

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

Feb 2022

Request for Further Information (RFI) submitted to An Bord Pleanála

Latest News

11 Feb 22

Notice of supply of RFI published in the Clare Champion

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11 Feb 22

Notice of RFI submission published in the Irish Independent

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11 Feb 22

Letter regarding RFI sent to prescribed bodies

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11 Feb 22

RFI submission advertised on site and in local press

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30 Nov 21

An update on the developers

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15 Sep 21

Update on RESS Community Benefit Guidelines

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18 Nov 20

Virtual meeting with local community 2km zone prior to planning submission

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21 May 20

Main Constraints Map

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14 May 20

Project brochure distributed

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19 Dec 19

Project update video

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12 Dec 19

Newsletter 3 distributed

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10 Oct 19

Project update: photomontages

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07 Nov 19

Engagement update

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10 May 18

Newsletter 1 distributed

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