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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.

Progress Reported

Type: Video
This film was produced by Bord na Móna in 1961 and won an award in 1963. It shows the way in which the company had developed since it's inception and...

Peter Stephensen on turf production

Type: Video
Peter Stephenson helped set up a turf society in Offaly and remembers selling boots and other equipment to Turf Development Board workers.

Christmas with the T.D.B.

Type: Article
Taken from An Sleán, Vol. 1, no. 12, December 1944, p5. Droichead Nua A/1 and Edenderry D/9, the Christmas Holiday Camps, will once again resound...

Mikie Moyles on Oweninny

Type: Video
Mikie Moyles joined Bord na Móna at 17 years of age. He worked in Oweninny and describes some of the work involved.

Mary Coyle on Allenwood

Type: Video
Mary Coyle remembers the harvesting of turf for the winter during the 1940s.

Kathleen Doherty on Coill Dubh

Type: Video
Kathleen Doherty remembers the building of Coill Dubh village and the men who came to work and live there.

John Clohessy

Type: Video
John Clohessy joined the Turf Development Board and describes life in a turf camp, including types of food and games played by the workers.

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.

Jimmy Martin on Development

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

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.

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 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.

The Planter's Daughter

Type: Video
This was filmed for a new advertising campaign for briquettes in the early 2000s

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.

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