An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for a large wind farm in Co Galway.

A number of strong objections were lodged against it.

Arderroo Wind Farm asked the planning appeals board for planning permission for 25 wind turbines in rural Connemara - in the townlands of Arderroo, Letter and Finaun.

Several residents objected.

Their concerns included fears about the impact it would have on birds and bats, along with the noise and visual impacts.

Galway County Council said the development was acceptable, and An Bord Pleanala granted permission, subject to 25 conditions.

It said the most significant adverse affects of the wind farm could be mitigated against.

Several other wind farms are located in the area.


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