The site for the proposed solar farm is known as Blackwater Bog and is located in north-west Offaly. The site is located less than 1km south of Clonmacnoise, less than 1km north east of Shannonbridge, 6km southwest of Ballynahown and approximately 6.5km west of Ferbane.
The Blackwater Bog is approximately 2,338 hectares (5,777 acres) in size and was formerly used for the production of milled peat for power generation. The ‘blackline area’ is the study area for the proposed development of Blackwater Solar Farm and consists of approximately 1,079 hectares (2,666 acres).
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