Work

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...

Una Sears on turf in Kerry

Type: Video
Una Sears describes the production of turf in Kerry by making a slurry and then shaping it in the form of sods.

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...

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...

Bord na Móna Turf Harvesting Scheme

Type: Article
Taken from Bord na Móna Recruitment Leaflets. LEND A HAND TO SAVE THE NATON’S FUEL! AND ENJOY AN OPEN AIR HOLIDAY GOOD FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION...

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...

Mona Campbell on Head Office life

Type: Audio
Mona Campbell describes life in the financial section of Head Office during the 1950s. She became friendly with Todd Andrews in later years and...

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.

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