No matter what route you take towards Shannonbridge or Lanesboro, each townland’s power station dominates the landscape. Even on small pockets of road where the Offaly and Longford-based plants are not visible, a plume of smoke billows into view.
The peat burning facilities – operated by ESB and supplied by Bord na Móna – have been at the centre of these two rural communities for over 50 years. They brought full-time jobs and...
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