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Global Wind Day

15 June, 2011

It’s that time again! Global Wind Day 2011 is taking place on Wednesday 15th June, with thousands of events organised across the globe. Global Wind Day is coordinated by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) to raise awareness of wind energy and its potential.

Last year was a great success with over 1000 people visiting wind farms across the country. This year sees a number of wind farms across Ireland hosting an array of events to celebrate wind energy. Locations include Dundalk, Cavan, Kerry, Sligo and Carlow. The activity dates vary and some are hosting family days whilst others are inviting schools for fun, games and facts on wind.

Title: Bord Gáis Energy Kilgarvan Wind Farm Open Day

Type event: Educational School Tour
Description: School visit to site with educational focused challenges
Location: Kilgarvan Wind Farm
Date and time: 15 June 2011
Cost: Free

Name: Liz Casey 
Tel. No.: 021 490 7239 or 087 784 2374
Website: www.bordgaisenergy.ie

Title: DKIT Global Wind Day

Type event: Wind Turbine Open Day
Description: Wind turbine tours and talks
Location: Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Co Louth
Date and time: Sunday 19th June 2011 from 11.00am to 4.00pm
Cost: Free

Name: Ray Byrne
Email: raymond.byrne@dkit.ie
Tel. No.: 00-353-42-9370474

Title: Gortahile Wind Farm Visit

Type event: Site visit
Description: The event is designed to create greater awareness, among young people, of wind energy and its benefits. To this end, primary school children from the local parish are invited to an escorted tour of the wind farm and a short presentation on wind energy.
Location: Gortahile Wind Farm
Date and time: 15/06/2011
Cost: Free
Organiser: ABO WIND

Name: Robert Spicer
Email: Robert.Spicer@ABO-WIND.com
Tel. No.: +353 (0)1 66 36 342
Website: www.abo-wind.com

Title: Dunneill Wind Farm Open Day

Type event: Wind Farm open day
Description: Fun for all the family, trips to Wind farm, facepainting, science show, bouncy castles, BBQ
Location: Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone
Date and time: Saturday 11th June 11am-3pm
Cost: Free
Organiser: Airtricity

Name: (Anne Reynolds/Janice Reid)
Email: janice.reid@sserenewables.com
Tel. No.: 0044 2890 437472
Website: www.airtricity.com

Title: Drumlough Hill Wind Farm Open Day

Type event: Open day
Description: Energia Renewables will have staff on site to explain about a wind farm, how it’s planned and built, and the processes involved. An up close visit to a turbine will also be facilitated.
Location: Drumlough Hill Wind Farm 3 miles/5km north of Buncrana on the R328 (Signposted with Open Day signs)
Date and time: Thursday 16th June 2011 Noon to 3pm, Friday 17th June 10am – 3pm
Cost: The event is FREE
Country: Republic of Ireland
Organiser: Energia Renewables

Name: Michael Ringland
Email: michael.ringland@energia.ie
Tel. No.: +44 28 9038 0613
Website: www.energia.ie

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