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The Bord na Móna Peat Briquette Design

With three segments spelling out BNM, the Bord na Móna Peat Briquette is one of the most iconic Irish designs. But how did the design come about? It’s a true example of early product design led by our in-house engineers. During the 1940s and 1950s, the company tried several different designs, in a quest to innovate and perfect an increasingly...

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Peat Briquettes

By J. Martin, Mechanical Section Taken from Irish Engineers Journal Supplement, 1970, p34-37. BORD NA MÓNA produces some 315,000 tons of briquettes per annum from 800,000 tons of milled peat. Production takes place at three factories situated at Derrinlough (between Birr and Cloghan), Co. Offaly, Croghan (between Edenderry and Daingean), Co....

Tags: Work, External Publications, Innovation, 1960s, 1950s

Marketing in Bord na Móna

By C. B. Murphy, Sales Manager Taken from Irish Engineers Journal Supplement, 1970, p40-46. BORD NA MÓNA has a fairly large range of products-all of them derived from peat but processed and sold in various forms for different uses and markets. Sod machine turf is used for electricity generation. It is also used as a domestic fuel and in hand...

Tags: Development, External Publications, 1960s

Looking back 50 Years – Some Memories of Boora

Dr Finbar Callanan former Bord na Móna Chief Civil Engineer Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 60, December 2006, p39-43. I joined Bord na Móna on the 1st of June 1956. Prior to joining the Board I was engaged on the design of the new jetties and harbour facilities for the port of Waterford which had a sizeable expansion programme...

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Bord na Móna in the Ads

Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 52, August 2004, p14-18. Just before last Christmas, Sean McCabe, the Curator of Portarlington Town Museum, presented Sceal na Móna with a comprehensive collection of early Bord na Móna advertisements spanning the years 1954 to 1961. In the early days of pre-television, the vehicle for most advertising was...

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A Unique Bord na Móna Presentation in Ballina

From Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, No 51, June, 2004, p30-34 Back in 1992 the Bord na Móna Gaelic Football Inter-Works Championship Final took place at Lanesboro' for the very last time. That was a tough struggle between Mountdillon and Oweninny, perhaps memorable for the physical body clashes that occasionally occurred between the participants....

Tags: 2000s, 1990s, 1960s, Community, Scéal na Móna, 1950s

Sod Peat

By J. D. Power, Technical Development Section Taken from Irish Engineers Journal Supplement, 1970, p31-33. The mechanisation of sod peat production received its first impetus in Germany towards the end of the last century. With the rapid expansion of industry, fuel became scarce, the price of coal rose considerably and the possibility of...

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Moss Peat Production

By S. L. Rice, Technical Development Section Taken from Irish Engineers Journal Supplement, 1970, p38-39 PRODUCTION of moss peat by Bord na Móna which last year amounted to over half a million cubic metres has made remarkable strides since the first factory was planned in 1946. A cubic metre of moss peat as cut on the bog when dried produces...

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Milled Peat Production

By H. C. Flood, Technical Development Section Taken from Irish Engineers Journal Supplement, 1970, p23-27. The term "Milled Peat" is used to describe peat in crumb or powder form. It has a mean particle size of about 1/4' in diameter ranging from about 1/2" to fine dust. When air dried to a moisture content of 55% by weight it has a loose...

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Civil Works in Bord na Móna

By T. J. Lee, Civil Works Section Taken from Irish Engineers Journal Supplement, 1970, p13-15. Civil Works in Bord na Móna include bog survey, bog drainage, design and construction of railways, bridges, roads and yards. Survey The cutting away of peat by hand methods on the perimeters, i.e. face banks of boglands has taken place for at...

Tags: Development, External Publications, 1960s

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