Lackareagh Wind Farm is a proposed c.50MW project to the east of Kilbane in Co. Clare. It could consist of up to 7 turbines and power more than 35,000 homes.
The proposed site is located in the townlands of Killeagy and Shannaknock.
The project team is currently gathering wind data and mapping the environmental constraints on site which will be used to create a preliminary wind turbine layout. Detailed environmental studies will also be carried out at the site, including ecology, noise, landscape and visual assessments. The results of these studies, together with feedback gathered in consultation with local communities, will be used to determine the final wind farm layout and number of turbines.
EDF Renewables Ireland intends to submit a planning application and an Environmental Impact Assessment Report in support of the project to Clare County Council in early 2023.
Subject to planning permission, the wind farm could be constructed and operational by 2026. A Community Benefit Fund commensurate with the size of the final project will be established to provide funding for local community initiatives and activities.