A number of groups had expressed concerns about the development including the Irish Peatlands and Conservation Group.
PJ Molloy had applied for permission for the construction of a wind farm 7 kilometres Northeast of Glenties comprising 35 wind turbines, a control building, a compound, access and all associated site works.
Despite objections to An BOrd Pleanala the planning board has granted conditional planning permission for the project.
There are some conditions attached to the planning.
These include that six turbines be omitted from the scheme which shall be allowed for a period of 25 years – while turbines will also be restricted in size.
While construction is ongoing a management plan must be put in place to monitor the impact on the local environment and wildlife and this must be agreed with the national parks and wildlife service before work starts.
A number of directives have been introduced to protect local residents – these relate to turbine noise and possible interference with TV and Radio reception amongst others.