Foreign Recruits

Immediately after the Second World War, Bord na Móna recruited some foreign peat experts to help with the development of the industry.

Dr. John Hennig,…

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Portarlington Power Station

In 1938 a decision was taken to build a turf-fired electricity station at Portarlington which would be operational by 1941. However the war delayed this…

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Computer Technology

Bord na Móna has always sought to use the latest accounting technology.

In 1949 it installed its first Hollerith punched card equipment, in 1959 it…

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Different Uses of Peat

There were a number of miscellaneous uses of peat in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries which are of some historical interest.

In 1849 the…

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Research and Development

Kathleen Doherty remembers the building of Coill Dubh village and the men who came to work and live there. Listen to what she said about…

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