1940s

John Joe Coyne on Clonsast

Type: Video
John Joe Coyne remembers the early development of Clonsast works during the 1930s and 1940s and some of the people involved.

John Collins on Head Office life

Type: Video
John Collins joined the County Council turf scheme which was taken over by Bord na Móna in the late 1940s, he spent the rest of his career working in...

Eilis Kelly on food for the camps

Type: Video
Eilis Kelly remembers how her father sold vegetables for use in Turraun camp during the 1940s.

Dusty Miller on Innovation in Bord na Móna

Type: Video
Dusty Miller joined the company in 1946. He was based in Newbridge and worked on technical development of peat production during this time.

Con O'Shea on turf transport

Type: Video
Con O'Shea describes transporting turf by lorry during the emergency.

Val Martin on hostel life

Type: Video
Val Martin joined Bord na Móna in 1947 and his first job was to oversee the hostels and the wellbeing of the workers.

Willie Hayes on hand cutting of turf

Type: Video
Willie Hayes joined the Turf Board and describes working with two Galway workers who could not speak english.

Val Martin on hostel maintenance

Type: Audio
Val Martin joined Bord na Móna in 1947 and his first role was to oversee the hostels and the wellbeing of the workers. He later worked in a...

John Clohessy on life in a turf camp

Type: Audio
John Clossey remembers life in a turf camp, including the type of food supplied in the hostels and the recreational activities available to the men.

Brief History of the Peat Industry in Ireland

Type: Article
DONAL CLARKE Taken from Peatland Utilisation and Research in Ireland, The Irish Peat Society, 2006, p7-12. Keywords: Turf peat, fuel, electricity...

Bord na Móna Turf Harvesting Scheme

Type: Article
Taken from Bord na Móna Recruitment Leaflets. LEND A HAND TO SAVE THE NATON’S FUEL! AND ENJOY AN OPEN AIR HOLIDAY GOOD FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION...

John Collins on working in Head Office

Type: Audio
John Collins joined the County Production turf schemes which were taken over by Bord na Móna. He describes administrative work in Head Office.

Dusty Miller on Innovation in Bord na Móna

Type: Audio
Dusty Miller describes joining Bord na Móna and his contribution to research and development during the 1940s and 1950s.

Locations of Railway Operations & Division

Type: Equipment
Bord na Mona’s industrial railways operate in the following locations; Energy Blackwater / Boora – supplying West Offaly Power Station at...

Levelling Machine

Type: Equipment
Type-Scraper The purpose of this machine is to prepare the surface of the high bog and cutaway for the efficient operation of all other machines, by...

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