Bord na Móna is an Irish, semi-state climate solutions company helping lead Ireland towards a climate neutral future. It was founded in 1934 as The Turf Development Board to enhance national energy security through peat harvesting and became Bord na Móna in 1946. Today, we’ve radically changed our approach to face an even greater challenge: climate change. We’ve ended peat harvesting and now focus on developing climate solutions in renewable energy, sustainable waste management, carbon storage, and biodiversity conservation. We’ve been constructing and maintaining large-scale infrastructure for decades. Today, we’re using that experience to build renewable energy developments across the country.
In line with this strategy, Bord na Móna is proposing to develop a wind farm on the Ballydermot Bog Group which comprises of circa 5,580 hectares. This Bog Group consists of 14 bogs, 12 of which have been identified as potentially suitable for the location of wind turbines. The Ballydermot Bog Group is located in Counties Kildare and Offaly and is close to the communities of Allenwood, Clonbullogue, Derrinturn, Edenderry and Rathangan.
The proposed development will be known as Ballydermot Wind Farm.
We intend to develop the proposed wind farm on the Ballydermot Bog in Counties Kildare and Offaly.
Bord na Móna has developed a draft wind turbine layout for the proposed Ballydermot Wind Farm.
We are committed to keeping the local community informed about the project with regular updates, information about public events and newsletters.
Queries and FAQs
We understand that you will have questions about the wind farm and have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions.