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Global Wind Day 2012

15 June, 2012

It’s that time again! Global Wind Day 2012 is taking place on Friday 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 currently include Cavan and more to be confirmed shortly.  The activity dates vary and some are hosting family days whilst others are inviting schools for fun, games and facts on wind.

Title: School Tours at an Operational Wind Farm

Type event: Educational School Tour
Description: Wind Farm operations explained to primary school pupils
Location: Mountain Lodge, Cootehill, Co. Cavan
Date and time: 19 June 2012
Cost: Free but booking required

Catherine Keogan
Email: info@ galetechenergy.com
Website: www.galetechenergy.com

Title: Slieve Kirk Wind Farm Open Day

Type event: Wind Farm Open Day
Description: Site Visit, Bouncing Castles, Face-Painting, Magicians, BBQ
Location: Slieve Kirk Wind Farm (South of Derry City Between Ardmore and Donamanagh)
Date and time: 16th June 11am – 3pm
Cost: Free

SSE Renewables
Contact: Anne Reynolds
Phone: 01-6556556
Website: www.airtricity.com

Title: Glenough Wind Farm Open Day 2012

Type event: Wind Farm Open Day
Description: Information about our Windfarm / Wind Energy Information General, a sightseeing tour of our Wind Farm, Kids Entertainment including Bouncing Castles, Face-Painting, etc.
Location: Glenough, Co. Tipperary
Date and time: 16th June 2012, From 10:30am
Cost: Free

ABO Wind Ltd
Contact: Sebastian Thedering
E-mail: sebastian.thedering@abo-wind.com
Phone: 01-6636211
Website: www.abowind.com

Title: Wind Farm Visits for Local Schools

Type event: Wind Farm Visits
Description: Free School visits provided by RES in conjunction with Action Renewables – Schools Programme.  The programme is tailored to the new revised curriculum in Northern Ireland.
Location: Various
• Friday 1st June – Lendrum’s Bridge Wind Farm, Co Tyrone
• Tuesday 12th June – Altahullion Wind Farm, Co Londonderry
• Monday 18th June – Gruig Wind Farm, Co. Antrim
• Tuesday 26th June – Lough Hill Wind Farm, Co. Tyrone

Date and time: Various as per above
Cost: Free Free but booking required (approx 550 pupils are due to attend)

Name: RES in conjunction with Action Renewables


Title: Knockawarriga Wind Farm – School Visit

Type of event: Local Schools Tour
Description: Educational and fun tour for primary school pupils
Location: Knockawarriga, Co Limerick
Date & Time: 7th June 2012 from 10:30am
Cost: Free but booking required

Liz Casey
Email: lcasey@bordgais.ie
Phone: 021 490 7239
Website: www.bordgaisenergy.ie