SLIABH BAWN WIND FARM
The wind farm is a joint venture project between Coillte and Bord na Móna in Doughill Forest, on Sliabh Bawn Mountain, Co. Roscommon. The wind farm was granted planning permission in March 2012 and construction began in June 2015 and is scheduled to enter commercial operations in spring 2017
Homes powered Annually: Approximately 37,700 homes
Energy Produced: 213,400 MWh
Number of Turbines: 20 Siemens turbines
Type of Turbine: Siemens SWT 3.2 - 101
- Total turbine tower height 78m
- Length of each blade: 49m
- Height to tip of blade: 130m
Location: The Sliabh Bawn wind farm is located approximately five kilometers south east of Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, in Doughill Forest on Sliabh Bawn mountain.
Co-ordinates: 53°45’04.52”N, -8°02’39.07”W
Community Fund: €87,500 annually over 27 years
Current Status: Operational
The Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm Story:
In 2014 work began on the Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm at the 833ha Doughill Forest just outside Strokestown in Co Roscommon. The project works have now completed and the site is open to all with recreation facilities in place. Throughout the project we captured progress on film and have now produced a short film telling the story of the wind farm;
On Saturday 2nd September over 500 members of the local community gathered at Sliabh Bawn for the official opening of the Sliabh Bawn recreational facilities. The new amenities include a trim trail for fitness, an equestrian trail, six looped walks, a raised viewing platform and a new picnic area. The amenities were developed as part of the Sliabh Bawn wind farm and represent a 500K investment by Sliabh Bawn Power a joint venture between Coillte and Bord na Mona.
To celebrate the opening of the amenities Sliabh Bawn Power hosted a free family day for all community. Activities kicked off with a 5k fun run and 10K run along the new trails. Over xxx participated in the run, with (name name) winning the 5k event and (name name) winning the 10k event. Other activities included a Teddy Bears Picnic, story time and face painting which took place at the picturesque summit of Sliabh Bawn and throughout the day groups had an opportunity to walk along one of the six looped walks or travel along the newly upgraded ancient Monastery path. See for yourself what a great day it was
For further information please go to: www.sliabhbawnwindfarm.ie
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