An Overview of Gweedore Windfarm

Gweedore Windfarm, also known as Cronalaght 2 windfarm, is an extension to the existing 8 turbines located at Meenderrygamph, Gweedore, North West Donegal.

Our History

The first Cronalaght windfarm was the brainchild of the late local man John Gillespie from Crolly. John had spent the early part of his career working in ESB, so he was very familiar with electricity generation. In 1992 Bord na Mona had opened the first windfarm.. Read more...

Community Benefits

Gineadoir Gaoithe Teo has over the last many years paid money to local schools and other community courses. The present IWEA ( Irish Wind Energy Association) Best Practise Guidelines states € 1,000 / MW installed, which in this case would have been € 5,000 per annum. Read more...

Our Plans

The late John Gillespie had plans for a long time to extend the Cronalaght windfarm; however, lack of grid capacity in the area had prevented this until now. Separate from the possible extension to Cronalaght windfarm, ESB Networks and Eirgrid have had very long standing.. Read more...

Information on Gweedore Windfarm

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Latest Updates

See below for updates on the Gweedore Windfarm project

Local Donations 2020

Eoghan and Owenie Gillespie, on behalf of Cronalaght wind farm, recently (14/8/20) presenting all of the nine local schools with donations of €1,500 to help with their preparations on reopening during the covid epidemic. The Read more…

Local Donations

On Tuesday, 17/12/19, Gweedore Windfarm made a total of €7000 in local donations. €500 was donated to each of the schools in the parish, €1000 was donated to each of the local soccer clubs and Read more…

Update December 2019

Since our last update in July 2019, the erection of the 5 turbines went smoothly and the windfarm was ready for energisation at the beginning of August. However, the delay in energisation of ESB 110kv Read more…

Contact Details

Project Address

Gweedore Windfarm Ltd

Crolly, Gweedore, Co. Donegal

Ireland

Project Email

info@gweedorewindfarm.com

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The Project Team

Below are the project team who are working on the Gweedore WIndfarm Extension Project