Development

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...

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.

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...

Luke Dempsey on Lullymore

Type: Video
Luke Dempsey remembers the building of Lullymore briquette factory and some of the people involved, he also relates how the canal was crossed in a...

Larry Concannon on Oweninny

Type: Video
Larry Concannon spent his entire working life in Oweninny, Co. Mayo. He describes the type of work and the workers he dealt with.

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.

John Collins on Head Office life

Type: Video
John Collins joined the County Council turf scheme which was taken over by Bord na Móna in the late 1940s, he spent the rest of his career working in...

Dusty Miller on Innovation in Bord na Móna

Type: Video
Dusty Miller joined the company in 1946. He was based in Newbridge and worked on technical development of peat production during this time.

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.

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...

Charles Hodgson’s Briquette Factory Derrylea 1860-1867

Type: Article
T.A. Barry Taken from Scéal na Móna, Vol. 1, no. 23, Nov/Dec 1975, p5 The flood-plain of the Rivers Cushina and Figile, tributaries of the...

Brief History of the Peat Industry in Ireland

Type: Article
DONAL CLARKE Taken from Peatland Utilisation and Research in Ireland, The Irish Peat Society, 2006, p7-12. Keywords: Turf peat, fuel, electricity...

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.

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