Mount Lucas Wind Farm

Bord na Mona Wind Farm

On the 19th June my class and I went to Mount Lucas Bord na Mona Wind Farm. There was a woman called Catherine who told us about all of the different parts of a wind turbine and how they work. She also gave us these goggles that you feel like you are on top of the windmill, in the windmill and at the bottom of the windmill. It was so so scary, I felt like I was going to fall off it so I just stood there in the same spot all of the time. After she showed us all of that we went outside to one of the windmills and got a picture with it. The windmill was T22.

Thank you for reading to this interesting experience of mine.

Kate

On the 19th June we went to Mount Lucas Wind Farm. It was in Offaly. The name of the woman that showed us around was Catherine. We first got off the bus and Catherine gave us a very nice welcoming. We were brought in and there was a band, pen and some chocolate. Catherine talked to us for a while and then 5th & 6th class went out to the games room for 20 minutes while 3rd & 4th has some lunch and did the virtual reality and then 5th & 6th had some lunch and did the virtual reality. The bog is raised. Catherine said that they use rain water to flush the toilet and they grow willow trees and they use the human’s waste to make it grow. Then we walked out to turbine 22, we got to hug it, kill it, whatever we wanted. Then we got on the bus and went home. When we were leaving we seen a back door of a turbine open so that meant that there were men working in it. I would love to go back there in the future.

Kellie

A few days ago 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class went to a wind farm in Offaly. It took 46 minutes to get there.

Catherine told us all about the wind turbines. They are 100m in length. They also have 3 blades which move according to the wind. The head of the turbine moves as well. It takes about 1 ½ days to build a turbine. Mount Lucas Wind Farm has 28 wind turbines. After Catherine told us about the turbines she split us into 2 groups. One group did the virtual reality while the other group went into another room where you could make your own mini turbine or listen to videos

I would recommend Mount Lucas Wind Farm.

Skyla

Mount Lucas Wind Farm has twenty eight wind turbines. When we arrived we were told about all the different parts of a wind turbine. Wind Turbines move slightly when the blades are moving around.

A Wind turbine can produce 3 megawatts of electricity. It takes a day and a half to assemble a wind turbine. A wind turbine is 100m in height. After a while we did virtual reality which brought you to the very top of the wind turbine. Just before we left we were brought to an actual wind turbine.

I would recommend this for a daytrip.

Muireann