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Meet the Team

The project team directly involved in the proposed Cahermurphy II Wind Farm includes a dedicated in-house team that works with an engineering consultant, complemented by FuturEnergy Ireland and MCRE specialists in areas such as grid, stakeholder management, ecology and planning.

Kevin Donnellan

Kevin Donnellan

Community Liaison Officer

Kevin has 43 years’ experience in forestry management. Highlights include working on Coillte’s dual FSC/PEFC certification and on the EU Life funded blanket bog habitat restoration project. Kevin has a keen interest in forest recreation and is looking forward to building a strong relationship with the local community in the Knockshanvo area.

Padraig Howard

Pádraig Howard


As CEO of MCRE, Co Clare native Pádraig has extensive experience in all aspects of project management of construction projects, including renewable energy developments Callan Wind Farm and Cahermurphy 1.

David Heelan

David Heelan

Project Manager

David has worked in the renewables and industrial production sectors throughout Ireland and the UK since 2008 with a more recent focus on asset management and performance optimisation. He believes that our work will deliver tangible benefits to the Irish energy sector and directly reduce the country’s reliance on imported and expensive fossil fuels.

Séamus Howard

MCRE Project Manager

Civil engineer Séamus has vast experience in multi-million euro construction projects in the energy, commercial and residential sectors. He was involved in the successful construction and now operation of Cahermurphy 1 Wind Farm.

Niall Barrett

Niall Barrett

Community Engagement Manager

Niall has a background in community and youth work. Most recently, he worked as a Community Liaison Officer on power transmission projects. Having previously developed education programmes on sustainability, Niall is now bringing his expertise in the non-profit sector to renewable energy.