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Dunneill wind farm

Dunneill
27 May 2011

Dunneill wind farm

Under Airtricity’s Community Fund Programme, the company makes a financial contribution from each of its 26 wind farms across Ireland to local projects. The fund has taken a strong focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. This year’s Dunneill fund is supporting projects from Dromore West, Templeboy, Dromard and Owenbeg as follows:

- Solar water heating system for the St. Farnans Community Park Association

- Wall and ceiling insulation for a new community resource centre for Templeboy Pastoral Council

- Insulation and a building energy rating for the Skreen/Dromard High Park Parents Association

- Energy efficient lighting for the Owenbeg National School

- A building energy rating for the Kilmacshalgan Church and the McGee Memorial Hall

 

Rory O’Beirne, Templeboy Pastoral Council, comments:

“We are in the process of raising funding to renovate an old school building to provide a venue which will serve as a resource centre for community groups. Given that the building was first built in 1876 it is in need of a full energy efficiency upgrade. The Airtricity funding for our insulation will ensure lower running costs and a warmer building for our community.”

 

Joseph Burns, St. Farnans Community Park, comments:

“We were delighted to receive Airtricity funding for this exciting project. By installing these solar panels we will significantly reduce our gas usage. This will enable the Park committee to invest in more improvements and progress in the future to benefit the community.”