The Glenard 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

FuturEnergy Ireland is a new joint venture company owned on a 50:50 basis by Coillte and ESB. This collaboration combines the nation’s strongest assets in onshore renewable energy development. The proposed Glenard Wind Farm is now part of the FuturEnergy Ireland portfolio. Please be assured that the project team remains the same, and so does our commitment to you.

Online Community Consultation

The proposed Glenard Wind Farm project has reached its final design iteration. To share this information, we have opened a virtual consultation room that features presentations from specialists working on the project, photomontages of the area and a final layout map.

To access the virtual exhibition, please click here.


Project Details

The area which is being studied for suitability as a potential wind farm site is centrally located on the Inishowen Peninsula, to the east of Buncrana, in Co Donegal.

Estimated Project Development Timeline

Apr 2019

Community and Stakeholder Engagement process commenced.

Jul 2019

Delivery of Newsletter 1 and launch of website.

Aug 2019

Met mast erected and scoping document prepared.

Sep 2019

Environmental Impact Assessment baseline studies begin. Noise monitoring begins.

Oct 2019

Iterative design process commences using feedback from Environmental studies including assessment of potential grid routes.

May 2020

Second phase design process utilising feedback from EIA studies.

Jun 2020

Publish Newsletter 2.

Oct 2020

Phase three design commences.

Dec 2020

Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment Report and Drawings produced, this process continues until April 2021.

Dec 2021

Information webinar on December 8 for the local community.

Jan 2022

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

Feb 2022

Planning application submitted to An Bord Pleanála.

Latest News

28 Jan 22

Glenard Wind Farm brochure

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18 Jun 20

Newsletter 2

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01 Oct 19

EAI Scoping Report Finalised

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01 Sep 19

Noise Monitoring Commenced

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01 Aug 19

Met Mast Erected and Scoping Document prepared

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11 Jul 19

Newletter 1

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