Co-development partners FuturEnergy Ireland and SSE Renewables are jointly exploring the potential for a renewable energy project at Gortyrahilly, Ballyvourney, Co. Cork.

FuturEnergy Ireland is a new joint venture company owned on a 50:50 basis by Coillte and ESB. Gortyrahilly, a co-development with SSER, is now part of the FuturEnergy Ireland portfolio. Our commitment to the local community remains the same, and so does our dedicated project team.

While this project is at an early stage of development, we believe in communicating with our neighbours right from the beginning. Our aim is to develop responsible projects in a way that is good for us, for society and for our neighbours.

The project Community Liaison Officer is your point of contact and we would encourage you to email or call him for any query relating to the project. These details can be found on the ‘Contact’ page.

Project Details

The area which is being studied for suitability as a potential wind farm site is situated in Gortyrahilly, Ballyvourney, Co. Cork on a large site, approximately 710 hectares, located approximately 4 km south west of Ballyvourney, close to the Cork/Kerry border.

Estimated Project Development Time

Sep 2020

Publish introductory Community Information Leaflet 1

Mar 2021

Publish Community Information Leaflet 2 - Buildable area layout

Jun 2021

Publish Community Information Leaflet 3 - Design layout

Dec 2021

Introduction letter to FuturEnergy Ireland distributed.

Mar 2022

Project update Letter distributed

May 2022

Final design layout. Publish detailed project brochure and virtual tour exhibition.

Jun 2022

Information Webinar.
Local Engagement clinic.

Jul 2022

Target date for planning application to An Bord Pleanála

Latest News

17 Sep 20

Gortyrahilly Leaflet 1 - English

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17 Sep 20

Gortyrahilly Leaflet 1 - Gaeilge

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22 Mar 21

Gortyrahilly Leaflet 2 - English

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22 Mar 21

Gortyrahilly Leaflet 2 - Gaeilge

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17 Jun 21

Gortyrahilly Leaflet 3 - English

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17 Jun 21

Gortyrahilly Leaflet 3 - Irish

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22 Jun 21

RESS Community Benefit Fund information - English

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22 Jun 21

RESS Community Benefit Fund information - Irish

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25 Jun 21

Gortyrahilly Proposed Site Layout

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01 Dec 21

Introduction to FutureEnergy Ireland Letter English version

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01 Dec 21

Introduction to FutureEnergy Ireland Letter Irish version

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01 Mar 22

General Scoping Document

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01 Mar 22

Project update Letter English version

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01 Mar 22

Project update Letter Irish version

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Community

The mission of FuturEnergy Ireland and SSE Renewables is to build projects in a way that is good for society and local communities.

Environment

Our business is sustainability.