Cullenagh Wind Farm has been in development since 2011 and received planning consent in 2014 for 18 turbines.

In 2021, Coillte and ESB came together to form the joint venture FuturEnergy Ireland, and this project transferred from Coillte to the new company as part of the portfolio. 

 As with the passage of time, a review of the original project proposal is being undertaken by the team to assess the role that Cullenagh could play in assisting with the national requirement for decarbonisation of the energy system.  As part of this review, the team are assessing various aspects in relation to the size and scope of the project, which include the project site, and transportation and grid routes.  

Planned grid connection route

The underground cable will exit the Cullenagh Wind Farm Substation located beside one of the proposed turbines and travel to the ESB Networks substation adjacent to O’Moore Park GAA grounds, as per the map (left).
The connection method involves a 38kV underground cable that primarily runs underneath the roadways for the majority of its 15km length, diverting from the road when there are technical merits to do so.

Estimated Project Development Time

July 2014: Planning permission granted for Cullenagh Wind Farm

Oct 2021: Newsletter with full details of planning for the grid connection sent out to local residents and stakeholders.

Latest News

15 Jul 21

RESS Community Benefit Fund information published by the Government

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06 Oct 21

Grid connection newsletter published

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