1950s

Footing the Turf

Type: Article
BY JACK HARTE Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 60, December 2006, p60-61. I chose the title "In the Wake of the Bagger", for my novel...

The Bord na Móna Peat Briquette Design

Type: Article
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’...

Urbanity and Rurality – The Bord na Móna Villages of Frank Gibney

Type: Article
FERGAL MAC CABE, ARCHITECT AND TOWN PLANNER Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 60, December 2006, p50-52. So far as is known Frank Gibney...

Sod Peat

Type: Article
By J. D. Power, Technical Development Section Taken from Irish Engineers Journal Supplement, 1970, p31-33. The mechanisation of sod peat...

Snapshots From Russia – 1956

Type: Article
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...

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...

Peat Briquettes

Type: Article
By J. Martin, Mechanical Section Taken from Irish Engineers Journal Supplement, 1970, p34-37. BORD NA MÓNA produces some 315,000 tons of briquettes...

My Recollection of the Cottage Schemes

Type: Article
By Sean Mc Namara Taken from "A Path Through the Bog", John P. Larkin & Owen Denneny, 1995, p24-27. I am Sean Mc Namara, born in 1923 in Co....

Milled Peat Production

Type: Article
By H. C. Flood, Technical Development Section Taken from Irish Engineers Journal Supplement, 1970, p23-27. The term "Milled Peat" is used to...

Looking back 50 Years – Some Memories of Boora

Type: Article
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...

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...

Thomas Murtagh on development

Type: Video
Thomas Murtagh describes the visit by Bord na Móna management to Russia and the decision to move to milled peat production.

Sean Delaney on Blackwater

Type: Video
Sean Delaney started working at Blackwater during the early 1950s, he describes the work practices and conditions.

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