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Land and Property

Bord na Móna is deeply rooted in the bogs of Ireland, and will continue to be into the future

At one time, it was anticipated that, aside from peat harvesting, our vast land resource might be used for agriculture and forestry. However, following extensive trials and experiments, it is now clear that the future of our land lies in a wider mix of uses.

Bord na Móna is deeply rooted in the bogs of Ireland, and will continue to be into the future

At one time, it was anticipated that, aside from peat harvesting, our vast land resource might be used for agriculture and forestry. However, following extensive trials and experiments, it is now clear that the future of our land lies in a wider mix of uses.

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Our land is a huge asset and we will continue to produce energy but it will be through biomass, solar, landfill gas, wind and waste to energy.

Mike Quinn
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Bord na Móna has property in seventeen counties across Ireland

From city centre and commercial port locations to agricultural, forestry and peat production lands, Bord na Móna owns a variety of property providing employment for local people. Our biggest asset is not the buildings we own but the extensive land bank in our care. The next infographic demonstrates the scale of this important asset.

Bord na Móna has property in seventeen counties across Ireland

From city centre and commercial port locations to agricultural, forestry and peat production lands, Bord na Móna owns a variety of property providing employment for local people. Our biggest asset is not the buildings we own but the extensive land bank in our care. The next infographic demonstrates the scale of this important asset.

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Our Land and Property Team

We have a Land and Property department that is dedicated to developing and applying best practice standards in relation to land management and planning.

The roles and responsibilities of the Land & Property team include: Ecology and Biodiversity, Community Liaison, Land Development Management, Land Acquisition, Land and Property Administration, and Land Mapping. All of these activities are overseen by the Head of Land and Property, Gerry Ryan.

Our Land and Property Team

We have a Land and Property department that is dedicated to developing and applying best practice standards in relation to land management and planning.

The roles and responsibilities of the Land & Property team include: Ecology and Biodiversity, Community Liaison, Land Development Management, Land Acquisition, Land and Property Administration, and Land Mapping. All of these activities are overseen by the Head of Land and Property, Gerry Ryan.

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With over 175,000 acres to transition out of one use into a multitude of new uses, Bord na Móna will be managing the biggest land transformation in modern Irish history. Bord na Móna is moving towards a sustainable future using Ireland’s range of natural resources like solar, biomass, and wind power.

Dr. Catherine Farrell, Senior Ecologist with Bord na Móna.
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Over the years, we have worked with different communities to find new uses for our land

Lough Boora, Loch an Dochais, Derryarkin Motocross, and Birr Community School Trust are all examples of Bord na Móna land being used for the benefit of the local community.

Over the years, we have worked with different communities to find new uses for our land

Lough Boora, Loch an Dochais, Derryarkin Motocross, and Birr Community School Trust are all examples of Bord na Móna land being used for the benefit of the local community.

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Building Communities

Bord na Móna was responsible for the development of a number of villages and towns across the country having constructed hundreds of houses in one-off developments and purpose built estates for employees and their families. Examples include Kilcormac, Lanesboro, Cloontuskert, and Coill Dubh.

Building Communities

Bord na Móna was responsible for the development of a number of villages and towns across the country having constructed hundreds of houses in one-off developments and purpose built estates for employees and their families. Examples include Kilcormac, Lanesboro, Cloontuskert, and Coill Dubh.

Ancient Finds

Did you know that Bord na Móna has strict protocols around finds made during peat excavations? During works, like those at Mountlucas Wind Farm, we have a full-time archaeologist supervising all excavations. Two noteworthy finds over the years were the Rossan Bog body and the Toar Bog Shoe