As part of a national campaign being organised against Eirgrid’s proposed GridLink project representatives from Carnew, Shillelagh, Coolkenna, Ballyconnell, Coolmanagh, Rathvilly and Baltinglass have come together to form Wicklow Against Pylons.
The Wicklow group are part of a national alliance organised on a county by county basis, structured to ensure a coherent and united approach to resolve the issue, that is, Eirgrid’s proposal to blithe the countryside with 45m high pylons, carrying 400 HVA lines which will have detrimental effects on tourism, agriculture, ecological systems, property values and health. This alliance is not against progress but insists it is done in a sustainable and sympathetic way to our environment and our people.
Wicklow Against Pylons plan to further develop the working committee on the 7th Jan and to this end the Carnew group invite people to put themselves forward if they are interested and willing to represent the area on either the Co Wicklow group or the overall national campaign.
If you are interested for further details please contact Eileen Doran, Miriam Rickerby or email [email protected] as soon as possible.