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Third Development Launch

In 1974, the board launched a programme for future development in the new world fuel situation. This would become the Third Development Programme.

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Bord na Móna Harvester

The Third Development Programme involved increasing sod and milled peat production, smaller bogs were drained for production.

Bord na Móna Workshop

Machinery was manufactured and repaired in Bord na Móna's own workshops.

Corporate film

In 1975, a corporate film was commissioned which premiered in 1977, this showed the new developments in the company.

Lanesboro Power Station

The new development programme led to the building of new power station units and the extension of existing units.

Interworks Football Competition

The Bord na Móna interworks football competition grew in popularity. Derrygreenagh beat Mountdillon by 0-8 to 1-3 in 1970.

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Blood Transfusion Visit

The Blood Transfusion mobile unit regularly visited Bord na Móna locations in the 1970s to encourage employees to donate blood.

Lough Boora Mesolithic Excavation

The Lough Boora site archaeological team. In 1977, a major archaeological excavation was carried out at the Lough Boora site.

Fuel Marketing

The company continued to advertise the benefits of its fuel products during the 1970s.

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