Project Details

N5 FARNBEG 131

Overview

Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm is located approximately five kilometres south east of Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. The development is located in Doughill forest on Sliabh Bawn mountain.

Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm is a 50:50 joint venture project between Coillte and Bord na Móna, located approximately five kilometres south east of Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, in the Doughill Forest on Sliabh Bawn mountain.

The Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm will:

  • produce clean electricity for homes, farms, hospitals, schools and businesses in Ireland
  • comprise 20 wind turbines and a substation
  • have an export capacity of 58 Megawatts (MW) which will supply the equivalent of approximately 37,700 households
  • include a Community Benefit Scheme to deliver improved local amenities/reactional facilities and support for local projects
  • contribute to the local economy by supporting local businesses

The project is located on Coillte land and was originated and developed by Coillte as part of its commitment to renewable energy and utilising its estate to deliver on Ireland’s renewable energy objectives.

Located in an area where Bord na Móna has a longstanding operational footprint and community relationship, the Sliabh Bawn project forms part of the company’s development of renewable energy assets across Ireland.

Coillte commenced the development of the Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm, Co. Roscommon in late spring 2015 in accordance with the planning permission that was granted for the project by An Bord Pleanála in March 2012.

Location

The site is of north/south orientation, approximately three kilometres in width and seven kilometres in length. The total site area is approximately 833 hectares and ranges in elevation from 70 metres to 262 metres OD (Malin Head).

Click on the site map to download a copy.

sliabhbawn_site_map

Timeline

Project Timeline
2008-2010 ➨ Pre-planning stage
➨ Feasibility studies
➨ Environmental impact studies
➨ Community engagement
➨ Preparation of planning application
August 2010 ➨ Planning application submitted
March 2012 ➨ Planning permission granted
Late Spring 2015 ➨ Construction begins and continues
for 18 months
➨ Community engagement
Spring 2016 ➨ Community engagement
June 2016 ➨ Sliabh Bawn recreation Phase 1 works completed
➨ Community engagement
July-Oct 2016 ➨ Wind Turbine deliveries to site
➨ Community engagement
July-Oct 2016 ➨ Wind turbine installation
➨ Community engagement
Spring 2017 ➨ The Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm is scheduled to be operational
➨ Community engagement
Summer 2017 ➨ Sliabh Bawn recreation Phase 2 works scheduled for completion and Coillte’s ‘open forest’ policy will resume