LOCALS HAVE THEIR SAY:
Caroline Cooke and her family who live in Barna in Scartaglin, where there are 56 wind turbines, told the public meeting that their life has been destroyed by the development.
“We didn’t know the full impact but now we do. We cannot sleep night in, night out. It is a constant throbbing. It is like living in a warzone. Our home has become a hell,” she said.
The shadow flicker and noise are the main issues. She warned the community to fight tooth and nail to prevent the windfarm going ahead and to prevent their lives becoming the nightmare she now lives daily.
JJ O’Carroll, who lives 12 miles from Gneeveguilla, said his life has also been destroyed by the turbines around his house. “We are the victims of the wind energy cartel,” he said. “We love it there and it is our home.”
He said that his daily life has been blighted by noise from the turbines and that noise surveys do not pick up the sound from the turbines.
Local man, Sean O’Rourke, whose home will be close to the new development, said he is “terrified” of the future. “My house is right in the middle. All I am thinking is what is going to happen.”