Work

Sean Delaney on Blackwater

Type: Video
Sean Delaney started working at Blackwater during the early 1950s, he describes the work practices and conditions.

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.

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...

Mona Campbell on Head Office

Type: Video
Mona Campbell joined the company during the 1950s and spent time working in the finance department.

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.

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...

Jimmy Martin on Development

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

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.

Con O'Shea on turf transport

Type: Video
Con O'Shea describes transporting turf by lorry during the emergency.

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...

The last bagger

Type: Video
Film footage of the last bagger at work on Ballivor bog, Co. Meath, the baggers had worked producing sod peat since the late 1930s.

Willie Hayes on hand cutting of turf

Type: Video
Willie Hayes joined the Turf Board and describes working with two Galway workers who could not speak english.

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