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Ballynagran lies in the heart of County Wicklow the ‘Garden of Ireland’.

It has a wealth of outstanding farmland, gardens and woodlands such as Deputy’s Pass, Mount Usher Gardens and Kilmacurragh Gardens and Arboreteum within its vicinity and nearby.

The Ballynagran Community (incorporated as Ballynagran Zero Carbon ltd) has embarked on an ambitious and generous project to become an Energy Plus Community within the next fifteen years

The focus will be on reducing energy consumption in buildings, transportation and food production and where possible to produce our own renewable energy.

The rationale is predicated on the need to diversify the local economy, improve the quality of life of families living in the community, address the community’s over- reliance on fossil fuel and to create local employment.

Included within the Ballynagran Community Energy Plus Project are the Townlands that are within 3km of the area and this ‘greater’ area includes approximately 600 homes many in Glenealy village to the north-west.

 The overall mission of this project is to dramatically reduce the energy use of this rural community and eventually to create an energy independent region.

The long term objective is to produce locally a surplus of energy from renewable resources in order to create an energy independent community. Hence the logo.

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