Sustainable Energy West are working with people across Galway, from homeowners to large industry, to transform how we think about and use energy.



Transition Year Students from St. Brigid's College and St Raphael's College have joined together to work on different projects for SEW.


3D Energy Efficiency Project
Complete this online form and help us build a bigger and cleared picture of the energy usage in our town.

About Us

Sustainable Energy West

Sustainable Energy West is a group of likeminded people interested in sustainable living for the people who Live, Work and Visit the town of Loughrea and its surrounding small communities.

This is a map showing the area.

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2021 Targets

Renewable Transport
Renewable Heat
Renewable Electricity

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To stimulate and lead a local movement of energy efficiency and sustainable living, where everyone benefits.

We will do this by…

  • Educating the community
  • Improving the energy performance of our homes, business and community buildings
  • Promoting better energy choices

We will work together……

With our community representatives, energy users and the Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) network using a cooperative approach and central values of equality, equity and mutual self-help. At the heart of our principles is sustainable communities expressed through our people working together to achieve a more sustainable life for ourselves and our children.

We commit to:

  • Engage, collaborate and partner with community, regional and national groups
  • Collaborate with the SEC Network and SEAI to provide feedback, share experience and knowledge and contribute to the national goals
  • Ensure there is a medium to long term energy strategy for Sustainable Energy West
  • To set targets for the future

The population of Loughrea and surrounding areas is approximately 19,000.

Loughrea is the main town – 5,000 people.

Rural areas – 14,000 people.











Local Industries

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  • Loughrea Lake
  • Cathedral
  • Carmelite Abbey
  • Carrabane Forest Walk
  • Cloughan Castle
  • Woodville Walled Gardens
  • Abbey Kilinalahan Monastry
  • St Feichin’s Graveyard
  • Dartfield Horse Museum
  • Pallas Karting
  • Turoe Pet Farm
  • The Tynagh Mines
  • Woodford Stone Circle
  • Woodford Heritage Centre
  • Carrabane Forest Walk
  • Woodford Forest Walks
  • Sliabh Aughty Centre

Our Latest Projects

Loughrea Online 3D Building Energy Analysis & Visualisation Platform

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Sustainable Energy West, Loughrea  is well on the way to developing an online Energy Analysis and Visualisation platform to help communicate and promote the development of sustainable energy practices in…

Live Episode – Sharon Finegan on the importance of an environmentally-engaged society

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Sharon Finegan, Director Office of Environmental Sustainability at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has a conversation with host Jim Scheer in front of a live audience about her career and…


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Winner to be chosen TOMORROW  

Woodlands for Health

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  Woodlands for Health Engagement with nature through outdoor activities can have a significant positive impact on people’s mental health and wellbeing. Natural environments such as woodland areas are restorative,…