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Gort Uí Rathaile Wind Farm

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The Gort Uí Rathaile Wind Farm project has now been submitted to An Bord Pleanála. A full copy of the Planning Application and accompanying Environmental Impact Assessment Report can be found at

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About us

FuturEnergy Ireland is a joint venture company owned on a 50:50 basis by Coillte and ESB that launched in November 2021.

By combining the assets and expertise of these two leading commercial semi-state companies, FuturEnergy Ireland is strongly positioned to tackle climate change and improve energy security on behalf of the people of Ireland.

Our ambition is to develop more than 1GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 and make a significant contribution to Ireland’s commitment to produce 80% of electricity from renewable sources by the end of the decade.

FutureEnergy Ireland’s co-development partner for this project, SSE Renewables, is Ireland’s leading developer, owner and operator of onshore wind farms, with a vision to make renewable energy the foundation of a zero-carbon world.

The renewable electricity generated at wind farms operated by SSE Renewables powers SSE Airtricity, Ireland’s largest provider of 100% green energy.

Site study area

The site study area is in Gort Uí Rathaile on approximately 667 hectares, located around 4km southwest of Ballyvourney, close to the Cork/Kerry border.

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Tonnes of carbon emissions saved


Homes powered annually


The task of designing a wind farm can take between 12 and 18 months. Sometimes, for reasons beyond our control, timelines may change. In the event this should happen, we will keep the community informed through letter-drops and on this timeline.

Your Community Liaison Officer Brendan Twomey will be available throughout to discuss any queries or concerns.