Concern about Grid Link Proposal through Local Area

Concern about Proposed High Tension Electricity Grid through Shillelagh, Tombrean, Donishall, Kilrush and other areas

Millrace Hotel, Bunclody

1pm – 8pm

Friday 20th September

Further Details:

The Grid Link Project is an estimated €500 million investment in the national electricity grid linking Leinster and Munster. The project consists of a new high voltage overhead power line linking Knockraha in Co. Cork to Great Island in Co. Wexford to Dunstown, near Kilcullen, in Co. Kildare ensuring a reliable and high quality electricity supply for homes, farms and businesses in the south and east region for the future.

There has been a process already in place for a long time and 4 possible routes for the Grid have been identified. One of these curves in a semicircle from Shillelagh through Tombrean, Donishall, Kilrush as it heads for South Wexford.

EirGrid are holding an open day in Millrace Hotel, Bunclody from 1pm – 8pm on Friday 20th September. This is an important part of their consultation process to “identify a least constrained corridor”. According to EirGrid already during the second round of consultation, 278 stakeholders made submissions to the Grid Link Project team. These submissions were made by phone, email, post and at the Grid Link Information Centres, open days and briefings.

Eirgrid have (on their website and elsewhere) put forward an enormous amount of information claiming that:

a) the project is necessary
b) the overhead grid lines pose absolutely no health risk
c) EirGrid has only got the best interests of the people in mind and
d) they want feedback from everyone involved or affected.

As this project may go ahead in our area, please visit Bunclody on Friday, ask loads of questions and form your own opinion. A number of us are very concerned about what is being proposed.

Jim Martin 086 2471912
Brian Buttle 087 2996817
Susan Martin 086 8869090