Attymass sisters, Aoibhe-Marie and Róisín Carr, were happy to smile for the camera recently to help express their community’s firm opposition to potential high voltage overhead power lines which could pass through theit historic village as part of EirGrid’s proposed North Connacht 110 kV project.
The planned new power line is set to link the electricity substations at Moy near Ballina and Tonroe near Ballaghaderreen.
But concerned Attymass residents have mounted an extensive campaign calling on EirGrid to place the planned new North Connacht power cables underground instead of choosing a number of proposed overhead route options.
The ‘Attymass Against Pylons’ Facebook page has been established as part of the campaign and has gained hundreds of supporters in just over a month.
The campaign team is encouraging everyone along the affected project routes to have their say in the EirGrid consultation process which will concluded on Friday, December 11 next.
The survey can be found on the EirGrid website: www.eirgridgroup.com/NorthConnachtProject