Go-ahead for windfarm near Knock

A MAJOR windfarm consisting of 19 turbines is to get underway shortly in the Knock/Claremorris area.

It is expected that the entire project, which involves three clusters of windfarms, will take in the region of 12 months.

Objectors to the proposal included authorities at Knock Shrine.

Mayo County Council granted planning permission for the project at three townlands – Magheramore, Ballykinava and Clootooa.

This decision was later upheld by An Bord Pleanála.