1950s

Paddy McEvilly on his early days in Bord na Móna

Type: Audio
Paddy McEvilly joined Bord na Móna in 1952 and spent time in Oweninny, Co. Mayo, he moved to Derrygreenagh and then Croghan briquette factory. Here...

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...

Paddy Hughes on the 1970s fuel crisis

Type: Audio
Paddy Hughes joined Bord na Móna in 1959 as a laboratory assistant. In the 1970s he was appointed manager of Timahoe sod peat works where he became...

Daniel and Kieran Egan on bog work

Type: Audio
Daniel and Kieran Egan discuss working conditions during the 1950s on Blackwater bog. The weather and method of work had a major impact on turf...

Bord na Móna in the Ads

Type: Article
Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 52, August 2004, p14-18. Just before last Christmas, Sean McCabe, the Curator of Portarlington Town Museum,...

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.

A Unique Bord na Móna Presentation in Ballina

Type: Article
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...

Windrowing Machine

Type: Equipment
The purpose of the machine (type 3) is to pick up the partly dried sods from the spread ground and form them into windrows to accelerate drying....

Windrowing Attachment (Sod Peat)

Type: Equipment
Type 9 Metre Vee-Dozer - for use with Bord na Móna Tractor The purpose of this attachment is to plough hand footed or mechanically windrowed peat...

Windrowing Attachment (Plough)

Type: Equipment
This attachment is used to form windrows of sod peat direct from the spread, when conditions are favourable. The attachment consists of two simple...

Windrower Attachment (Sod Peat)

Type: Equipment
Type-Plough-Used with 35HP. Agricultural Tractor This attachment is used to form windrows of sod peat direct from the spread, when conditions are...

Standard Peat-haulage Locomotive

Type: Equipment
The standard peat-haulage locomotive is a diesel-mechanical 0-4-0.The engine is an automotive 6-cylinder which drives a 3-speed power shift...

Tractor - General Purpose

Type: Equipment
Type – County Commercial This tractor is of standard manufacture, primarily designed for heavy agricultural and light earth moving duties. It is used...

Temporary & main tracks join

Type: Equipment
The standard turnout [where the temporary and main tracks join] is also 9144mm (30ft) in length. It replaces a standard track length and can be...

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