The Land and Property team was initially developed by the founding members who set about establishing Bord na Móna through the acquisition of peatland and associated assets. This was done over a number of development phases in order to enable the generation of commercial and social value for the State and communities across Ireland.
Over the years, this company resource has continually evolved in terms of skills and focus. Thus ensuring that Bord na Móna develop and apply best practise standards to land management and planning. The vast wealth of knowledge and archived data which has been built up continues to guide research and decision making to ensure Bord na Móna’s land assets are managed and utilised to their maximum potential in a context appropriate and responsible manner.
Through continued analysis, and in collaboration with Bord na Móna’s Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Peat and related disciplines, the Land and Property function has classified the entire Bord na Móna property portfolio. The classification work is done in the context of current and potential use, with a strong emphasis on rehabilitation, conservation and alternative future uses where appropriate.
Out of this work, it has been possible to identify areas within the land holding where local interest groups can develop facilities and utilise areas in agreement with Bord na Móna. These agreements benefit communities where the pursuit of leisure and educational activities may not have been otherwise possible.
The Land and Property team are always open to new requests and work closely with group representatives to ensure that the best possible facility is identified and developed to provide for the particular local needs where possible.
We have developed very successful relationships with bird breeding groups, scouting troops, model aeroplane clubs, motocross clubs, educational trusts, walking groups and a variety of other country pursuit clubs which thrive on the unique opportunity Bord na Móna can provide in terms of site location, scale and variation in vegetation and ground conditions. If your group or organisation would like to make an enquiry about using Bord na Móna land just fill out our enquiry form.
Looking to the future, the Land and Property team will play a vital role in informing the continued decision making process in relation to land development through the remaining stages of peat production and establishment of alternative uses for the land holding.