East Cavan and Monaghan
Through our Bindoo and Gartnaneane Wind Farms in East Cavan, and Mullananalt Wind Farm in Co. Monaghan, we make around €120,000 per year available for local projects promoting energy efficiency and social sustainability through our Community Fund programme.
We have been donating to local projects in the vicinity of the wind farms since 2006, and our latest contribution in 2019 takes the total amount awarded in the Cavan/Monaghan region to almost €1.4 million.
A total of 55 local groups benefitted from funding in excess of €120,000 in 2019. Darley National School in Cootehill is putting this year’s contribution towards roof insulation for the school hall while Latton O’Rahilly GAA Club in Latton, Castleblayney, is receiving funding towards retrofitting flood lights on the training pitch for the club. Other projects supported range from installing energy efficient doors and windows at Scoil Éanna Ballybay, Trinity Church, Laragh Sports Partnership St. Michaels National School Clifferna and St. Michael’s National School Cootehill, to solar panels in Doohamlet Community & Resource Centre and St. Oliver Plunkett Community Preschool, as well as fitting electric water heaters for Rainbow Kids Community Childcare in Tullyvin.
The Community Fund is operated by sister company SSE Airtricity on behalf of SSE Renewables.
SSE Renewables’ three wind farms in counties Cavan and Monaghan have a total generation capacity of 70MW, and produce enough clean, green energy to power over 30,000 homes in the region.