Former ESB and Bord na Móna staff on RTE’s Nationwide
Some of the longest serving employees of the Lanesboro ESB power station and the Mountdillon Bord na Móna bogs will be interviewed on a special nostalgic edition of the RTE Nationwide show on Monday night next January 25 at 7pm.
Monday’s show was recorded over the last four weeks and is being compiled to commemorate the end of the era of peat harvesting and electricity generation in the midlands.
It will feature Offaly football and hurling dual star and All Ireland medal winner Liam Currams who worked in both Shannonbridge and Lanesboro power stations alongside Ferbane’s Sean Lowry - winner of three All Ireland football medals - and who was an employee of both Ferbane and Shannonbridge power stations.
Residents from the estates built for the workers in the 1950s and 1960s, will also appear on the programme alongside several other Bord na Móna and ESB employees in a nostalgia-filled trip down memory lane.
The show will also feature Longford-based energy consultant Peter Duffy and the Just Transition Commissioner Kieran Mulvey - who looks ahead to what the future holds for former BNM and ESB workers in Roscommon, Westmeath, Longford and Offaly.
Monday night’s programme will be presented by RTE’s Midlands Correspondent Ciaran Mullooly and goes out on RTE1 television at 7pm.