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Brown Gold: A History of Bord na Mona and the Irish Peat Industry

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ISBN: 9780717147533
AuthorClarke, Donal
Pub Date05/03/2010
BindingHardback
Pages429
CountryIRL
Dewey338.272109
Publisher: Gill
Quick overview Bord na M na, established in 1934, began as the final manifestation of an idea which surfaced in the 17th century ? that the vast peatlands of Ireland could be developed for the economic benefit of the people.
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It is now a relatively small company developing a range of businesses based on the engineering and scientific skills it has built up over 75 years. It owns 80,000 ha of peatland, employs approximately 1,800 people and operates out of 30 localities mainly in Ireland, but also in the United Kingdom and eastern United States. It has a turnover of nearly EURO296 million. This book is the story of how a crusade became a commercial enterprise. It is the result of extensive research into the company's archives and is a fascinating insight into one of Ireland's best known companies.

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It is now a relatively small company developing a range of businesses based on the engineering and scientific skills it has built up over 75 years. It owns 80,000 ha of peatland, employs approximately 1,800 people and operates out of 30 localities mainly in Ireland, but also in the United Kingdom and eastern United States. It has a turnover of nearly EURO296 million. This book is the story of how a crusade became a commercial enterprise. It is the result of extensive research into the company's archives and is a fascinating insight into one of Ireland's best known companies.