1960s

Ciarán Egan on Blackwater bog

Type: Video
Ciarán Egan began working in Blackwater during the 1950s and describes the hard work and weather conditions at that time.

Ciaran Kelly on transport

Type: Video
Ciaran Kelly started working in Blackwater in 1955, after five years he got involved in transport and spent the rest of his career driving for Bord...

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...

Tom O'Donnell on civil engineering works

Type: Audio
Tom O'Donnell joined Bord na Móna in 1954 and spent his life designing railways, bridges and roads through the bog lands. He started in Oweninny and...

Tom O'Donnell on civil works

Type: Video
Tom O'Donnell discusses the railway system in Bord na Móna and his involvement on the design of it.

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...

Mikie Moyles on life in Oweninny

Type: Audio
Mikie Moyles joined Bord na Móna at Oweninny works when he was 17.He recalls working long hours during the production season and the problems with...

Mark Nugent on union issues

Type: Audio
Mark Nugent's first job in Bord na Móna was digging railway drains at Derrygreenagh. He joined the union in 1959 and describes the conditions and...

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.

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 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...

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 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....

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