Sceirde Rocks to host 4 day Public Consultation in Carna

Sceirde Rocks Windfarm is hosting a public consultation period enabling members of the public to learn more about the project which will contribute significantly to the future development of the area by,

  • Creating job opportunities and driving economic development for local communities in Connemara
  • Strengthening and supporting cultural economic and community infrastructure in the Gaeltacht area
  • Providing a community benefit fund worth €70 million over 20 years which will ensure that Sceirde Rocks Windfarm is a force for positive change.

The Sceirde Rocks Windfarm is set to be a flagship development for the West of Ireland, which is home to one of the best wind resources in the world. Sceirde Rocks will play a significant part in the national climate action plan and will play a vital role in helping Ireland to achieve its sustainable goals in increasing domestic renewable energy production, improving energy supply at a fixed cost rate for 20 years and reducing Ireland’s dependence on imported fossil fuels.

Subject to final design, the Sceirde Rocks Wind Farm would generate up to 450MW, enough clean energy to supply over 350,000 Irish homes.

Extensive environmental surveys have been carried out over the last number of years. These will contribute towards a detailed Environmental Impact Assessment Report, which will form a key component of the final application for planning permission, due to be lodged with An Bord Pleanála later this summer.

The Sceirde Rocks project team will be available to discuss the project plans with members of the public from Tues 11th June from 3-7pm, Wed 12th June from 12-4pm, Thurs 13th June from 3-7pm and Fri 14th June from 12-4pm at the gteic hub at Roisín na Mainiach in Carna, H91 Y295.

Michael Cloherty, the Consent and Stakeholder Lead for the Sceirde Rocks project, said the week of public consultation will provide members of coastal communities across Connemara the opportunity to learn more about the proposed development.

“We are encouraging as many people as possible to come along over the course of the week to view the plans, meet with the representatives of the project team and learn more about how the project will benefit our local and regional  communities as well as contribute to Ireland’s role in tackling the climate crisis ,” said Michael.

More information on the proposed Sceirde Rocks Wind Farm can be found at

For media enquiries, please contact:

  • Michael Cloherty, Sceirde Rocks Consent and Stakeholder Lead, at 087-7984554