Residents fear 169m wind turbine would cast shadow over tourism plans

Irish Times | Oct 26, 2020 at 3:36 AM
  • On a clear day, a person standing atop Granard Motte will be able to see five lakes, nine counties and three provinces of Ireland.
  • Longford County Council rejected the proposal, contending that the “renewable and climate change benefits would not outweigh any likely negative visual intrusion” and could have “potential significant negative visual impacts” on Granard Motte, a national monument.
  • A planning report prepared on behalf of Kiernan Milling found that nearby dwellings would experience between 12 minutes and 10 hours of shadow flicker per year.