Cloghercor wind farm

Welcome to the project website for the proposed Cloghercor Wind Farm, near the Clogherachullion and Cloghercor areas of County Donegal.

The planning application has now been submitted. You can view our submitted proposals by clicking the button below.


Ørsted and FuturEnergy Ireland are jointly exploring the potential for a wind energy project near the Clogherachullion and Cloghercor areas of County Donegal.

Our community engagement started in 2021 and we have held multiple rounds of consultation with the community on our proposal as it has evolved. We have been carefully considering feedback from the community and evaluating the findings from ongoing environmental site studies, and our final-stage proposal can be accessed in our virtual village hall on this website.

The Cloghercor Wind Farm project team are eager to engage closely and constructively with the local community. Please get in touch to speak with our team, and submit your questions and feedback.

You can get in touch with our team at:

(021) 422 3677

Project Update


Ørsted and FuturEnergy Ireland have reacted with disappointment to the decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse planning for Cloghercor Wind Farm in Co Donegal. 

This co-development project has the potential to deliver up to 137 MW of renewable energy, enough to power every home in Co Donegal. In the context of meeting Ireland’s carbon budget and climate action targets, the project could remove up to 127,000 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere each year.
Our project team and local community liaison officers have closely engaged with the community and statutory stakeholders since 2021. Over this time, we committed to developing a responsible project that is good for society and our neighbours - bringing forward sustainable, long-term community initiatives that meet local priorities, needs and objectives. It is also why we have taken great care in developing a proposal that respects and enhances the natural environment, building in habitat management, peatland and biodiversity plans.

In light of An Bord Pleanála’s decision, the project team will review the detail and appraise potential next steps for Cloghercor Wind Farm. 



Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, renewable hydrogen and green fuels facilities, and bioenergy plants, and provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted was named the world’s most sustainable energy developer in Corporate Knights’ 2024 Global 100 index and is recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. With headquarters in Denmark, Ørsted employs approx. 8,900 people around the world.

In Ireland, Ørsted owns and operates a portfolio of onshore wind farms with a combined capacity of more than 300 MW. Our ambition is to increase this by more than 600 MW in the coming decade.

FutureEnergy Ireland

FuturEnergy Ireland is a new joint venture company owned on a 50:50 basis by Coillte and ESB that is actively looking to drive Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy. The company’s ambition is to develop more than 1GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 and make a significant contribution to Ireland’s commitment to produce 80% of electricity from renewable sources by the end of the decade.

The Coillte project portfolio has transitioned to the new company along with the Coillte Renewable Energy team, who bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise in developing high quality, locally supported green energy projects across Ireland.

TOBIN Consulting engineers

TOBINS Consulting Engineers are determining the suitability of the site for an onshore wind development. The co-developers, Ørsted and FuturEnergy Ireland, have been consulting on the first design iteration of the proposed Cloghercor Wind Farm since June 2021.

TOBINS will continue their studies over the coming months and include the identification of site constraints including setback from properties, watercourses, archaeological features, sensitive ecology and landscape areas and telecommunications links. We will use the information gathered to apply buffers to those areas not suitable for the placement of wind turbines and site infrastructure, and refine the proposal for the development based on that feedback.

TOBIN’s Environment & Planning team provide a range of services, from experienced professionals, to our clients, which enable them to move forward with development in accordance with best environmental and engineering practice placing the principle of sustainability to the fore. TOBIN has an experienced and enthusiastic team of, Planners, Environmental Scientists and Engineers, and considerable depth of in-house specialist personnel, to undertake an extensive range of projects. Our areas of expertise are underpinned by the principles of sustainability, reducing carbon footprint, managing resource use, protecting biodiversity and improving quality of life with a focus on stakeholder involvement from the outset. TOBIN is an innovative consultancy firm, covering all sectors of the energy and environment market. We have significant experience and involvement in policy, regulation and standards development, at a national level, and can advise our clients on all stages of a project’s lifecycle from project management, development design, assessment, planning and construction through to operation.