The full Planning Application and Environmental Impact Assessment Report as submitted to An Bord Pleanala can be found here.

A virtual online presentation has been prepared for the proposed Castlebanny Wind Farm project. To view this please click here.

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. This project 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.


For the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic and varying levels of government restrictions, community engagement practices will be curtailed on all project sites whenever necessary. As we continue our work in accordance with Government guidelines, our commitment to keeping you up-to-date is as important as ever. Our Community Liaison Officer remains your point of contact and we would encourage you to email or call him for any query relating to the project.

Project Details

FuturEnergy Ireland and ART Generation are exploring the potential development of a renewable energy project at Castlebanny.

The area which is being studied for suitability as a potential wind farm site is located near Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny.

Estimated Project Development Time

Oct 2016

Bird Studies begin

Jun 2019

Environmental Impact Assessment baseline studies begin.

Sep 2019

Noise Monitoring begins

Nov 2019

Community and Engagement process begins

Mar 2020

Site investigations commence

May 2020

Layout developed for Environmental Assessment and Community Engagement

Jan 2021

Planning Application submitted to An Bord Pleanala on 28th January 2021.

Latest News

06 Dec 21

Frequently Asked Questions document

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12 Aug 20

Castlebanny Wind Farm Brochure

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19 Dec 19

Castlebanny Winter Newsletter 2019

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The mission of FuturEnergy Ireland is to build projects that are bring local, regional and national benefits.


Our business is sustainability.