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Design Study- Fenor Bog Visitor Centre

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Design Study- Fenor Bog Visitor Centre, Fenor, Co. Waterford.





Site Location, Description and Analysis 

Fenor (Fennor or FionnĂșir) Bog is located in Fenor Village Co. Waterford, 5km West of Tramore and 16km South-Southwest of Waterford City which is in the South East of Ireland. Fenor Village lies within the Copper Coast Region, on the Dungarvan/ Coast Road. The village itself is quiet and of a small size- consisting of a Church which is a protected structure, a National School, Pub/ Restaurant, Playground and G.A.A. club. Notwithstanding this, its location on the R975 coast drive from Waterford to Dungarvan, close proximity to Kifarrasy Beach and Ballyscanlon Woods/ Lake making it a popular destination for visitors and tourists nationally and internationally.



The bog was formerly raised and turf was cut away by hand until the 1920's, after which it was left undisturbed. It is likely that most of the acid peat was removed to reveal alkaline peat, upon which fen vegetation has regenera…