1940s

Turf Camp Memories

Type: Article
By: John Clohessy Taken from "A Path Through the Bog", John P. Larkin & Owen Denneny, 1995, p6-9. In the forties there was little or no work...

Research on Turf in Ireland

Type: Article
H. M. S. MILLER Taken from Administration, Vol. 7, no. 1, Spring 1959, p49-55. IRELAND has many deserts. They cover about one-seventh of the land...

Equipment

Type: Photo Album
This is a selection of the machines used by Bord na Móna since its foundation in 1934. We first began using machines in the 1930s and over the...

General

Type: Photo Album
These photographs show the contribution of Bord na Móna to the local communities in our heartland. From housing estates to exhibitions and employment...

Exhibition

Type: Photo Album
The photographs in the exhibition section display artefacts and information relevant to Bord na Móna's technical, social, economic and environmental...

Early Days: The Kildare Scheme and the Turf Camps

Type: Article
BY MAUREEN GILL-CUMMINS Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 60, December 2006, p70-72. The first real progress with regard to utilizing the...

Droichead Nua and Edenderry, Christmas 1944

Type: Article
Taken from An Sleán, Vol. 1, no. 13, January 1945, p3-4. A very successful invasion operation was carried out on Sunday, 24th December, 1944, and the...

Clonsast From Memory – In the Early Days of the TDB

Type: Article
JOHN KEARNS, FORMER CLONSAST CHIEF CLERK Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 37, July 2001, p20-23. Since Clonsast seems to have now been...

Peter Stephensen on turf production

Type: Video
Peter Stephenson helped set up a turf society in Offaly and remembers selling boots and other equipment to Turf Development Board workers.

Christmas with the T.D.B.

Type: Article
Taken from An Sleán, Vol. 1, no. 12, December 1944, p5. Droichead Nua A/1 and Edenderry D/9, the Christmas Holiday Camps, will once again resound...

Mona Campbell on Head Office

Type: Video
Mona Campbell joined the company during the 1950s and spent time working in the finance department.

Mary Coyle on Allenwood

Type: Video
Mary Coyle remembers the harvesting of turf for the winter during the 1940s.

Luke Dempsey on Lullymore

Type: Video
Luke Dempsey remembers the building of Lullymore briquette factory and some of the people involved, he also relates how the canal was crossed in a...

Larry Concannon on Oweninny

Type: Video
Larry Concannon spent his entire working life in Oweninny, Co. Mayo. He describes the type of work and the workers he dealt with.

John Clohessy

Type: Video
John Clohessy joined the Turf Development Board and describes life in a turf camp, including types of food and games played by the workers.

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