1970s

Third Development Programme

Type: Article
Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 1, no. 18, Summer 1974, p2-4 When the serious threat to this country’s fuel supply resulting from restrictions in...

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...

Inniu 'S Amárach

Type: Video
Produced in the mid 1970s this film shows the impact of Bord na Móna on the midlands and its plans for the future.

Paddy Hughes on the fuel crisis

Type: Video
Paddy Hughes joined Bord na Móna in 1959 and during his time in Timahoe remembers the fuel shortages and the lorries lined up outside the gates...

Jimmy Martin on Development

Type: Video
Jimmy Martin discusses work in Bord na Móna, Lullymore briquette factory and overseas consultancy work.

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 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...

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...

Bord na Móna and Bog Conservation

Type: Article
SEAN CANNY, RESOURCE MANAGER, LAND ACQUISITION DEPARTMENT. Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 13, no. 11, December 1996, p28-29. Conservation can be...

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...

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