Mountlucas Wind Farm was commissioned in 2014 and consists of 28 Siemens 3.0DD-101 turbines with a total installed capacity of 84MW.
Mountlucas Wind Farm has the capacity to power over 50,000* homes every year.
Christmas at Mountlucas
Since 2017, Santa and his elves have made the trip to Mountlucas Wind Farm. This year he arrived in style with a newly refurbished sleigh which had been modified with renewable energy initiatives in mind. Tickets were available for 200 children and their families to enjoy the festivities, meet with Santa and take home a keepsake picture.
To date, over €12,000 has been raised and donated in full to support local charities. The 2019 charity partner was Barnardos Family Support Services Edenderry. Previous recipients include the St. Vincent de Paul Daingean and the Irish Wheelchair Society Ballinagar.
Did You Know?
Since Mountlucas Wind Farm opened its doors to the public :
- Almost 150,000 visits have been made to the Wind Farm's 10km amenity facility. This is used for cycling, walking, and running by local community schools, sports and athletics clubs, and societies.
- Over 20,000 visits have been made by appointment to the Wind Farm for events and guided tours.
- Completed the installation of the Learning Hub at Mountlucas Wind Farm, which contains a series of interactive hands-on activities based around wind energy and technology.
The wind farm is located on Mountlucas bog, which consists of 1,100 hectares of cutaway Peatlands near Daingean, Co. Offaly. The Mountlucas bog forms part of the Derrygreenagh group of bogs that straddles the counties of Kildare, Offaly and Westmeath.
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.
*based on Commission for Energy Regulation’s typical household consumption figure for electricity of 4,200 kWh