It’s over 80 years since Bord na Móna was founded in 1934 with the express goal of developing the state’s natural peat resources for the economic benefit of the country. The semi-state body has made a huge contribution over that time to the Irish economy, particularly in how it supported the local economy of the midlands region of Ireland.

Over many difficult decades for the Irish economy, Bord na Móna always provided secure employment to thousands of people in the midlands of Ireland by training high-skilled engineers, fitters and machine operators.