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Paddy McEvilly (b. 1928)

Paddy McEvilly (b. 1928)

Dublin

2009

 

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Paddy McEvilly is a native of Castlebar, and following his schooling, he got a scholarship to U.C.D., graduating with a Degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He spent a year working in the Department of Posts and Telegraphs and in 1952 he joined Bord na Móna. He spent some time initially as Junior Engineer in Timahoe and later in Bellacorrick in Co. Mayo. In 1950 he moved to Derrygreenagh in the Midlands and two years later to Mount Lucas, where he managed the operation for 15 years. He speaks at length about the production, harvesting and marketing, the staff and the social life in Edenderry. Following his time in the Midlands he was moved to Bord na Móna headquarters in Dublin where he worked as Product Manager, heading up the Briquette Division. Part of his brief was to become involved in the resolution of industrial disputes, which was a difficult period in his working life. From 1979 to his retirement in 1987 as Managing Director, he worked closely with all the site managers around the country, but two disastrous years of poor weather in 1985 and 1986 created enormous difficulties. On his retirement from Bord na Móna in 1987 he was appointed Director of the Odlums Group.


Number of files: 5
File size(s): 8.22 MB, 6.45 MB, 4.16 MB, 30.01 MB, 17.27 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Bord Na Móna
Product ID: CDBM-01
Subject: A life of great endeavour: former managing director, Bord Na Móna
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
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Tom O’Donnell (b. 1935)

Tom O’Donnell (b. 1935)

Dublin

2009

 

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Tom O’Donnell is a Mayoman, born and reared in Castlebar. In 1954 at the age of 18, he began work with Bord na Móna at Oweninny, near Crossmolina. In 1956 he was transferred to Dublin as trainee draughtsman at Head Office, and attended Bolton Street College by night, graduating with a qualification in building construction. His working life with Bord na Móna involved designing railways, bridges and roads through the bog lands. He qualified as a chartered engineer through the adult education mature route. He discusses the policy of centralisation at Bord na Móna in 1989. He retired in 2000.


Number of files: 6
File size(s): 7.73 MB, 11.42 MB, 5,88 MB, 4.08 MB, 17.37 MB, 19.30 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Bord Na Móna
Product ID: CDBM-03
Subject: Infrastructure design: former surveyor and technical assistant with Bord Na Móna
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
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Fergus Barron (b. 1928)

Fergus Barron (b. 1928)

Dublin

2009

 

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Fergus Barron was born in West Cork and at the age of eight he and his family moved to Ennis. His father, James, was imprisoned during the Civil War, and his Cavan-born mother was a member of Cumann na mBan. Fergus Barron graduated with a degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from University College Cork. At the age of 24, he began work with the E.S.B., and worked at the Department of Posts and Telegraphs in Limerick for 27 years, where he found the level of performance very poor. In 1952 he joined Bord na Móna and his first appointment was to Lanesborough in Co. Longford. Two years later he was moved to Mountdillon as an assistant manager and then to Derrygreenagh. In 1956 he became manager at Lullymore until 1959, when he went to Derrinlough. A year later he was appointed to head office in Dublin where he was in charge of maintenance in sod and milled peat bogs. He later was appointed to the post of personnel manager. In the first section of this double recording he discusses in great detail all these various appointments.


Number of files: 5
File size(s): 16.61 MB, 11.02 MB, 5.24 MB, 12.74 MB, 1.89 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Bord Na Móna
Product ID: CDBM-06
Subject: Versatility in the work place: former engineer at Bord Na Móna (part 1)
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
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Fergus Barron (b. 1928)

Fergus Barron (b. 1928)

Dublin

2009

 

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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.


Number of files: 3
File size(s): 21.95 MB, 13.21 MB, 3.21 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Bord Na Móna
Product ID: CDBM-07
Subject: Post-war years in Ireland: Former engineer at Bord Na Móna (part 2)
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
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James Martin (b. 1915)

James Martin (b. 1915)

Dublin

2009

 

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Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick is the birthplace of Jimmy Martin, who at 22 years of age, graduated as a mechanical engineer from University College Dublin. He began work with the Turf Development Board in 1946. He has in his possession some early drawings, illustrations and photographs of the machinery to be used in the production of milled peat in the midland bogs, and he recalls his determination to have peat briquettes produced from these bogs. With the assistance of his daughter Mary, he discusses his tenure as assistant manager at Lullymore, the Nissen huts, the migrants, the mechanisation of the work on the bogs, and the purchase of 500 Massey Ferguson tractors in the early days.


Number of files: 7
File size(s): 6.73 MB, 6.11 MB, 6.17 MB, 2.59 MB, 6.65 MB, 8.02 MB, 30.20 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Bord Na Móna
Product ID: CDBM-09
Subject: Bord na Móna – the early days: former engineer with Bord Na Móna
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
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Val Martin (b. 1922)

Val Martin (b. 1922)

Ballinasloe

2009

 

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Val Martin came originally from Portumna and graduated from University College Galway with a Civil Engineering degree in 1943. He discusses the post-war road programmes on which he worked with Galway County Council, as a temporary engineer. He also supervised the Forced Peat Cutting, both in Galway and Clare and he was employed by Bord na Móna in 1947 at Newbridge. His job was to oversee the hostels and the wellbeing of the workers. In 1948 when the coalition government came to power, they downgraded Bord na Móna and many staff were left go including Val Martin. After a brief period of work once again with Galway and Clare County Councils, he was reinstated with Bord na Móna and assigned to Boora Bog. He discusses his innovative work there and production in detail and his later assignment to Mountdillon. Later still he was moved to Headquarters Production Control in Dublin and his responsibilities included the entertainment of overseas visitors and travel to places such as Indonesia and Java to give papers on the work of Bord na Móna.


Number of files: 6
File size(s): 19.56 MB, 11.56 MB, 9.49 MB, 4.23 MB, 5.07 MB, 21.28 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Bord Na Móna
Product ID: CDBM-10
Subject: A long and varied career: former civil engineer, Bord Na Móna
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
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Harris M.S. Miller (b. 1918)

Harris M.S. Miller (b. 1918)

2009

 

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Harris “Dusty” Miller is a native of Kent. He qualified in 1939 with a B.Sc. in Engineering from Woolwich Polytechnic. That year he joined the British Army and he discusses his wartime career, during which he worked in General Mountbatten’s headquarters. He met his future, a Cork lady named Neville, in Burma and he subsequently came to Ireland having obtained a position with Bord na Móna in 1946 as a Technical Development Supervisor. He recalls his job interview board, which included Aodhagan O’Rahilly, Todd Andrews, Robert Barton and T.S. Wheeler. He was assigned to the Experimental Station at Newbridge. Paddy Cogan, General Manager, accompanied Harris Miller as they travelled around the bogs. He also travelled overseas, and clearly recalls his trips to Russia, where he accessed information on the production of milled peat for the home market. He set up an International Peat Committee and remembers overseas visitors coming to the first symposium on the subject in Dublin. He is proud to discuss the development of a unique tractor and the Móna Jack Burner, which he feels is his major contribution to Bord na Móna.


Number of files: 5
File size(s): 7.14 MB, 9.73 MB, 5.95 MB, 11.00 MB, 11.03 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Bord Na Móna
Product ID: CDBM-11
Subject: A witness to innovation: former technical development supervisor, Bord Na Móna (part 1)
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
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Harry and Angela Bolton (Part 1)

Harry and Angela Bolton (Part 1)

Cobh, Co. Cork

2009

 

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Track 1: Henry talks about his background growing up in the 1930s and 1940s in Blackrock, Cork, his work with the County Council as a civil engineer, and his introduction to the theatre. Track 2: His time in the engineering department in Ford’s factory, Cork. Track 3: The beginning of the Gilbert and Sullivan shows in Cork, inspired by Brother Fitzpatrick and John Daly. Track 4: A discussion on his time with the Southern Theatre Group, its beginnings and its later name change to the Theatre of the South. Track 5: Anecdotal stories relating to James Stack. Track 6: A discussion on the musical societies in Cork. Henry met his future wife Angela Sisk, when they were both acting in the Gilbert and Sullivan shows.


Number of files: 6
File size(s): 16.00 MB, 6.74 MB, 7.67 MB, 18.27 MB, 4.94 MB, 8.12 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Cork Theatrical Collection
Product ID: CDCKCY02-10
Subject: A love of theatre
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 53:53


Tomás Ó Canainn (b. 1930)

Tomás Ó Canainn (b. 1930)

Glanmire, Cork

2009

 

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Derry is the birthplace of Tomás Ó Canainn and his great musical abilities are inherited from his mother. He qualified in engineering in Liverpool, and following his marriage to Helen, the couple made the decision to rear their family at home in Ireland. He began his teaching career in UCC in the late 1960s where he became friendly with Seán Ó Riada who encouraged him to learn to play the uilleann pipes. Following the untimely death of Ó Riada in 1971, Professor Aloys Fleischmann, Head of the Music Department, asked Tomás to take over Sean’s position in the Department, a move which resulted in strong opposition within the college. In the recording he recalls his teaching career in the School of Music, as well as at UCC, and the people with whom he worked. He also recalls the setting up of the first traditional Irish music group in which he played, the Irish music of the 1960s and 1970s, and the projects which he assigned to his music students. Tomás’s wife, Helen, also made several valuable contributions during the course of the recording.


Number of files: 5
File size(s): 8.45 MB, 7.35 MB, 6.52 MB, 12.26 MB, 10.92 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Fleischmann Collection
Product ID: CDCKFL-09
Subject: A passion for music
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 49:48


Christy McCarthy (b. 1925), former lecturer In Motor Car Engineering

Christy McCarthy (b. 1925), former lecturer In Motor Car Engineering

2009

 

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Christy McCarthy was born and reared in Clashanure, Ovens. In this recording he speaks at great length about his memories and stories relating to his father’s involvement in steam threshing for the local farmers. Christy explains how difficult times were in the 1930s. He describes the workings of the internal combustion engine and explains how his great interest in motor-car engineering was engendered at a very early stage in his life. He recalls his time as a student in the Crawford, from 1944 and in 1946 he began work as a welder at the Ford Marina Plant in Cork, remaining there until 1949. He studied at teachers’ training college at Ringsend in Dublin from 1949 to 1951 and began work at the Crawford in 1952 when David Daly was CEO and Teddy Murphy the School Principal. He worked under Paddy McCarthy at the Motor Engineering Department. This recording concluded with Christy McCarthy’s memories of the relocation of his department to Bishopstown in 1974, and the changes and developments in motor engineering over the following years.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 53.83 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
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Audio series: Cork Institute of Technology
Product ID: CDCKIT-05
Subject: A passion for engineering
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 58:57


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