Field Trip 7th. November 2013

On Thursday 7th. November 2013, members of Tipperary Green Business Network visited Templederry Community Windfarm, Solaregy, Templemore & The Cottage Community Tea Rooms, Loughmore.

Turbine 1

Templederry Community Wind Farm counts students, farmers and a local priest amongst its shareholders. The group is now producing green electricity and selling it to the grid, producing approximately 15GWh per annum. This is enough to power 3,500 houses and the CO2 saved is equivalent to 3000 cars off the roads. — at Templederry Community Windfarm, Solaregy,Templemore, The Cottage, Loughmore.



Templederry Community Windfarm
At Templederry Community Windfarm (L-R) Patrick Killeen (NTLP), John Fogarty (Manager, Templederry Community Windfarm), Patrick Lambe, (Chairman, TGBN), Pat (Templederry Community Windfarm) — at Templederry Community Windfarm, Solaregy,Templemore, The Cottage, Loughmore.
Templederry Community Windfarm
Paddy Killeen (NTLP)< John Fogarty, (Chairman, Templederry Community Windfarm) Marcella Mahler Keogh & Paul O’ Brien (Solaregy)


Marcella Maher Keogh and Paul O’ Brien

Group Photo

Taking shelter from a sudden cloudburst
L-R Nellie Reid (LEED Building Consultant), Peter Kelly, Leann Kelly, Les Hayes, Patrick Killeen (NTLP), Patti O’ Neill (O’ Neill Architecture), Pat (Templederry Windfarm), Paul Dwyer (Womplumbing), Martin MacCullagh, Marcella Maher Keogh (Drumbane/Upperchuch Energy Team), John Fogarty, Chairman, Templederry Windfarm), Paul O’Brien (Solaregy), Patrick Lambe (Chairman, TGBN)
Paul O' Brien, Solaregy
Paul of
talking to us about the Thermodynamic Solar Systems which can provide 100% of your domestic hot water, 365 days a year, no matter what the weather

Paul O’Brien of Solaregy & winner of Best Green Enterprise Award (sponsored by TNCEB in association with TGBN), with some of the group in his shop. also supplies the full range of Boru Stoves (another member of TGBN)
The Cottage, Loughmore
We ended off the day with refreshments in The Cottage Loughmore, where Mary was on hand to tell us about the establishment of the Community Tea rooms & Shop. This is a great community initiative, established with the support of NTLP & The Plunkett Foundation.


The Cottage, Loughmore
Lunch at The Cottage, Loughmore
The Cottage, Loughmore

Loughmore Garden 5

Loughmore Garden
Mary talking to some of our group in the gardens of The Cottage Loughmore


Tipperary Green Business Network is established in Co. Tipperary to take advantage of the emerging Green Economy, harness its job creation potential, with the longer term ambition of making Tipperary one of Ireland’s greenest counties. For more information about the Tipperary Green Business Network or if you would like to become a member please contact TIPPERARY GREEN BUSINESS NETWORK Coordinator on 067 56676/089 4171397 or by email at Tipperary Green Business Network is part funded by the Local Enterprise Office, Tipperary, and supported in other ways by North Tipperary LEADER Partnership, South Tipperary Development Company, Tipperary Energy Agency, and LIT, Thurles