Fergus Barron (b. 1928)
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Fergus Barron (b. 1928)


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In this latter part of the recording compiled with Fergus Barron, he discusses the post-war years in Ireland. There was real belief in the necessity to develop the midland bogs by Bord na Móna throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Fergus’s main interest was in the utilisation of hydraulic systems on heavy machinery as a Junior mechanical engineer. He recalls the various types of machinery which came in to the workshops in Mountdillon and Derrygreenagh. He also discusses the effects on the workforce of the milled peat dust, and discusses pollution of the lakes and rivers.

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Audio series:

Bord Na Móna


128 kbps

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48 hours

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21.95 MB, 13.21 MB, 3.21 MB

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Post-war years in Ireland: Former engineer at Bord Na Móna (part 2)

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe