Wind turbine row at Lough Patrick

03 November 2009
A Sperrin mountain lough which feeds the Moyola river is at the centre of a major wind turbine row.
Lough Patrick, familiar to many of our more adventurous anglers, and situated about three miles outside Draperstown, is an ancient pilgrimage site.
However proposals by a cross-community group from outside the Ballinascreen parish, to site a 180-metre wind turbine on the shores of this picturesue lough has sparked local controversy.
Friends of Lough Patrick, a pressure group opposing the turbine, say they are not opposed to wind turbine's, but believe that such a sacred site must be preserved.
As one of the many sources of the Moyola, this debate may have some interest to our anglers.
For more information on the debate and to voice your opposition or support to the wind turbine, visit - the website

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