The townland of Tullig is approximately 1km along the L4241 (a straight, narrow road, little more than a single-track boreen, referred to locally as The Bog Road) from the village of Reenascreena. It falls within the administrative boundaries of Leap, yet is part of Rosscarbery Parish. The Argideen river rises in Tullig, a short distance from the boundary of the proposed development site, flowing east through Clonakilty to Timoleague before entering the sea at Courtmacsherry.
Water extracted from the Argideen at Clonakilty provides the mains water supply for much of this stretch of the West Cork region.
The topography of the area is an undulating patchwork of agricultural land, comprising a mix of improved pasture, rough grassland, scrub, hedgerow, bog, forestry and small residential and farm holdings that epitomise the attractive rolling countryside that gives rural West Cork its unique character.
Residents from Tullig and adjacent townlands in all directions identify strongly as being part of the extended Reenascreena community. With a local branch of Lisavaird Co-op, a pub, a play school and a National School, Reenascreena forms the hub of a thriving rural community.