Signs in a number of local towns and villages have warned of parking restrictions applicable through the night over the last 8 weeks, with warnings of dire consequences should they be ignored. This all led to a heightened sense of anticipation of what was about to be moving through our region during the wee small hours.
Residents in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area have seen a number of very large vehicles transiting through the area over the last number of weeks. These large transporters have been delivering large sections of wind turbines to a site at the Ora More windfarm in Boho. Travelling at night in order to minimise disruption to local traffic and residents, these vehicles have become something of a local attraction in their own right, with many postings on social media from people fascinated by the logistics and challenges of making these plans come to fruition.
One local photographer has captured a number of still and moving images of this nocturnal activity which have attracted significant levels of interest with local people.
When fully functioning, this wind farm will produce sufficient electricity to supply somewhere in the region of 13,000 homes. In the context of our region, this is not an insignificant contribution to the local offering in terms of Renewable Energy. This development has at least put Renewable Energy activity on the agenda for discussion in the region……………and that can only be a good thing.
Photographs Courtesy of Mr Roy Crawford, Enniskillen