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Altahullion Mountain was (and mostly still is) covered by a blanket peat bog. For generations local people cut turf from this bog to use as fuel. This turf cutting has revealed many oak stumps such as this one.
The wood has been preserved as a result of the unique conditions of the peat bog. The wood becomes waterlogged which keeps it free from oxygen and sunlight which would cause it to decay.
Now standing all around it are wind turbines. Altahullion is now host to the largest wind farm in Ireland. It consists of 29 "Bonus 1.3MW" turbines each with a capacity to generate 1.3 megawatts.
Each turbine has three 30m blades and is mounted on a tower 60m tall. Between them they generate enough electricity for 30,000 homes.