Campaigners fight to save iconic Irish mountain
Campaigners are desperately trying to save the iconic mountain Slievenamon in Tipperary after the local council accepted a planning permission application to build eight industrial wind turbines at the site.
One of the leaders of the campaign is Pete MacGowan. He made the following statement:
Sliabhnamban, or Slievenamon in English, is a culturally iconic mountain which lives in the imagination of the people of Tipperary and Irish people throughout the world. It is a mountain steeped in history, myth and legend, about which songs are sung and stories told.
The iconic Slievenamon is now under threat. This morning a planning application for 8 industrial wind turbines across the foothills of Slievenamon, Curraghdobbin and Carrigadoon, was accepted by Tipperary County Council. We have less than 5 weeks to object and to raise the rest of the money to pay our Environmental Consultant without whom we cannot fight this battle.
If you value the heritage of Slievenamon and its foothills, the area of Faugheen, Ahenny, Ballyneale, Kilcash, the Suir Valley, the culture and iconic landscape, please take a moment to donate what you can, and please also share this.
Even if you are pro wind energy I’m sure you’d agree that the Slievenamon and its foothills must be protected.
If you would like to find out more about or donate then please visit the Faugheen Against Pylons website.