Culliagh Wind Farm, situated to the west of Ballybofey in County Donegal, was the first wind farm in Ireland to be fully funded by the private sector when it was built in 2000.

Comprising 18 turbines, the wind farm has an installed generation capacity of 11.9MW.

Culliagh Wind Farm can power almost 8,000 homes and help abate over 9,500 tonnes of harmful carbon dioxide per annum.

About Culliagh wind farm


SSE Renewables


County Donegal

MW capacity


Number of turbines


Year site became operational


Lifetime community funds value

The Culliagh Community Fund launched in 2000. So far around €220,000 has been presented to groups around the wind farm.


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^Total annual homes powered quoted based on installed capacity, typical onshore wind load factor of 32%, typical annual consumption (4,200kWh). *Quoted CO2 emissions abated based on typical annual MWh output and average CO2 Emissions in 2018 (0.291t/MWh) in the All-Island Single Electricity Market, and published by the CRU in its Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions for 2018, September 2019.