Ireland Sitting on Multi-million Euro Renewable Energy Industry

Ireland is sitting on a potential multi-million euro industry in the renewable energy sector, delegates attending a major worldwide convention in County Mayo later this month will be told.  Special focus will be placed on enterprise and employment in the renewable energy sector at the eleventh Mayo Associations Worldwide Convention to be in Westport between May 27th and 29th.

The convention follows the theme of ‘Power by Land and Sea – a Future for our People’, and it will facilitate debate on what appear to be excellent prospects for Mayo, and the country as a whole, in the renewable energy sector.

In addition to the substantial gas reserves off the coast, Mayo is also blessed with some of the finest renewable energy resources in the world, which present opportunities to exploit vast amounts of wind, ocean, and solar energy.

The convention, which will be officially opened by President Mary McAleese on Saturday, May 28th, will feature workshops on indigenous and multi-national enterprise in Mayo. It will be open to the public.

Over 100 delegates from Mayo Associations all over the world will be in attendance along with guest of honour An Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Delegates will travel from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Toronto, London, Manchester, Leeds, Luton, Calderdale (UK), Coventry, Australia, Galway, Dublin, Sligo and Limerick.

The event is being jointly organised by the Mayo Associations in Galway and Dublin. For further information visit

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