Bruckana Wind Farm is located on Templetouhy cutaway bog – situated on the borders of counties Tipperary, Kilkenny and Laois. Bruckana wind farm was brought into commercial operation in 2014. Bord na Móna began sod peat production at Templetouhy in 1955. Templetuohy was later amalgamated with the southerly located Littleton works for administrative purposes.
During the 1980’s, peak employment each year was 150 people with a combined production of 74,000 tonnes of sod peat per year. Littleton became a milled peat works in the early 1980’s, but sod peat production continued in Templetuohy.
In 2012 Bruckana ceased sod peat production. Bord na Móna provided vital employment to generations of local people in the heartland area of Tipperary – spanning Littleton, Killenaule, Ballingarry and Templetuohy.
Bord na Móna, along with the local people and organisations in Crosspatrick and Moyne-Templetuohy, designed a community benefit scheme as part of the Bruckana Wind Farm development. This scheme was set up for the locality around the Bruckana Wind Farm.