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The Great Day on the Bog – Lá na Móna

Taken from Catholic Bulletin, Vol. 24, May 1934, p424-427 THE great plain, stretching westwards some thirty miles from Dublin is probably the district of all Ireland least known to city folk. Dublin men, who will discuss familiarly with you such places as Rosslare or Mullingar, are puzzled at the mention of Clane, Allenwood or Timahoe. So...

Tags: Culture, External Publications, Community, 1930s

Snapshots From Russia – 1956

Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 49, December 2003, p12-14. The second visit to Russia by a Bord na Móna delegation came about because the Russian Ambassador of the time, a Mr Maisky, had suggested that there should be an exchange of visits between representatives of the turf industries of both countries. It had been agreed after...

Tags: Culture, Scéal na Móna, 1950s

Peatland Archaeology Since 1999: Archaeological Development Services Excavations and Surveys

BY JANE WHITAKER Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 60, December 2006, p66-68. Archaeological Development Services (ADS) Ltd has been the Archaeological Consultant to Bord na Móna (BnM) since 1998 and to date over one hundred and eighty excavations have been carried out in the Counties of Longford, Offaly, and Westmeath as part...

Tags: Environment, Present and Future, Culture, Scéal na Móna, The Ancient Past

Bog Bodies – Kingship and Sacrifice

BY EAMON P KELLY, KEEPER OF IRISH ANTIQUITIES, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 44, November 2002, p25. At the end of the last Ice Age melt water from retreating ice sheets left the Central Plain of Ireland strewn with shallow lakes that in time developed into large expanses of raised bog. Following the...

Tags: Environment, Culture, Scéal na Móna, The Ancient Past

Celebration of our rich heritage

From Source, November issue 2009 Everyone in Bord na Móna is extremely proud of its 75th anniversary and of the efforts of the current and previous generations of employees in making the company what it is today. To celebrate and mark this major milestone, Bord na Móna has created an exhibition called “Heartland”, launched a heritage website...

Tags: Present and Future, Culture, Community, Source

Philosophy On The Bog

Taken from Catholic Bulletin, Vol. 25, June 1935, p472-478. See Through The Telescope Of History. "To see Ireland as it ought to be seen," wrote Nevinson, "one must do so through the eye of the historian." In mapping out his survey he took the year 1200 A.D. as a dividing line, working backwards and forwards some 700 years from that line,...

Tags: Culture, External Publications, Community, 1930s

Archaeological Finds in the Peatlands of Ireland

Peatlands have been a very important source of archaeological material in Ireland. Artefacts found both under and within peatland deposits have provided detailed information about communities who lived in the early periods of our history as well as about the food, clothes and tools which were used from the Stone Age to recent times. Why does...

Tags: Company Archive, Environment, Culture, The Ancient Past

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