Sliabh Bawn recreation facilities are located on on Slieve Bawn mountain (Slíabh Bághna na Tuatha – the mountain district of Bághna) in Doughill Forest. This is also the home of the Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm which comprises 20 turbines and a substation.

Throughout the forest are looped walks, a trim trail for fitness, an equestrian trail, a raised viewing platform and a new picnic area. These 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.

The walking trails range in distance from 2.7km to 6.5km and would be graded as either easy or moderate difficulty making them suitable for family groups to enjoy. To note that all trails start with an ascent, before reaching level ground. Site maps are located throughout the forest, pinpointing historical areas of interest, the submit viewing point and picnic areas.

The mountain is made up of two main peaks, the highest being 262m high. The second peak is 254m high and is the location of the Holy Year Cross.

The Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm is producing clean electricity for homes, farms, hospitals, schools and businesses in Ireland and has an export capacity of 58 Megawatts (MW) which will supply the equivalent of approximately 37,700 households per annum.

From Strokestown follow the N5 south out of the town, approximately 1.5km outside the town take the right hand turn onto the road heading for Kilroosky. Travel 4.2km along this road, then take a sharp left turn. A further 1.2km along this secondary road you will come to the forest and will find a car park just above the first turbine.

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