Looking from the school playground over the green pastures of Glenbane towards the distant hills of Turraheen, the pupils of Gaile N.S. watched and wondered what the new structures appearing on the horizon could be.
Closer inspection would be needed to ascertain the status of these fresh additions to our Western skyline. Friend or foe? How would we know?
There was only one way to find out. And so, on a dry, crisp February morning, a school expedition to Turraheen was launched, its purpose being to track down and view closely these imposing arrivals on our everyday eye line. Twenty minutes drive and two fantastic fresh air filled hours of walking later, we had our answers, summed up by our senior pupils in the following few lines of poetry, which we hope you will enjoy.
On a hill in Turraheen
Some structures of great might we’ve seen
With massive stems above the trees
And blades that slice the morning breeze
Turning wind to electric power
Minute by minute, hour by hour
Round and round and round they go
Working in hail, rain or snow
Off in far and distant hills
Like gigantic daffodils