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Wind Turbine Poem, Our Wind Turbine

Ballybay Wind Farm, Tullaroan, county Kilkenny

Wind Turbine Poem

Our Wind Turbines

The propeller is always spinning,
Turning like the world.
With the wind it creates energy,
Makes a sound in motion.

It is environmentally friendly,
And the wind soars through the skies.
A source of power is at work,
And leaves a warm feeling inside.

Our turbine is very tall,
The wind blows in my face,
The sound the machine creates,
Will reach the furthest place.

It helps save parts of nature,
The sound rings loud and clear,
It keeps our land clean and neat,
Good energy is right here.

CERES Community in the Environment

Ballybay Wind Farm, Tullaroan, County Kilkenny
Nigel Borrington


Kilkenny landscape photography : Ballybay Wind farm, county Kilkenny

Ballybay Wind Farm, near Tullaroan

Renewable energy company Gaelectric has completed a €38 million financing agreement with AIB for the construction of two wind farms in Co Kilkenny.

Ballybay Wind Farm, near Tullaroan, will feature six Enercon turbines generating 13.8MW of electricity, which will meet the demand of about 9,300 homes.

Foyle Wind Farm will have four Enercon turbines generating 9.6MW, Gaelectric said, and will meet the demand of about 6,500 homes.

Operational in 2017

Both wind farms are expected to become operational during the second quarter of 2017.


Ballymartin Windfarm , County Kilkenny

Ballymartin windfarm 02
Ballymartin Wind farm, County KIlkenny
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The hills above Mullinavat, County kilkenny offer some wonderful landscape views of south Kilkenny. I love walking around the lanes up here as it is so remote and peaceful.

Over the last 5 years these hills have become a home to a new feature in the landscape, the Ballymartin wind farm, I took these images on an evening walk back in February along with a couple of images of the surrounding landscape.

While I do understand that many people did not want these wind turbines here, I don’t personally have anything against them, they do offer a better solution than a coal powered power plant. I guess it is unlikely that a coal plant would have been built in this location but these turbines maybe stopped one being built in another place.

They are almost graceful as they make use of the wind rushing across the surrounding hills.

Gallery

Ballymartin windfarm 01

Ballymartin windfarm 06

Ballymartin windfarm 04

Ballymartin windfarm 03

Ballymartin windfarm 05

Ballymartin windfarm 02


Kilkenny photography

Ballymartin windfarm

Ballymartin windfarm, Kilkenny.

BallyMartin windfarm, Mullinavatt, Co. Kilkenny.

Ballymartin Wind Farm is a Bord Gais development. “Wind Farm Civils” were contracted to carry out foundation construction works for 3 wind turbine generators.

Kilkenny Photographer : Nigel Borrington