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Project uPdate CSR awaRd win foR Lough BooRa PaRkLandS BORD NA MóNA’S COMMITMENT TO COMMuNITIES, CuSTOMERS AND STAKEHOLDERS RECOGNISED IN AwARD THAT MARKS THE INNOvATION Of ECO-TOuRISM AMENITy (L to R) John Cunningham, Phil Hogan, Grainne Maguire, Tom Egan, Seamus Barron, Pat Ring and Ian Talbot B ord na Móna recently added another trophy to its awards cabinet for the Most Innovative CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Project in Ireland at the prestigious eighth annual Chambers Ireland CSR Awards ceremony. The award was won for Lough Boora Parklands, an eco-tourism amenity featuring natural and manmade lakes, an internationally renowned sculpture park, walkways, cycle paths and a natural habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna, located in Boora near Tullamore. The Most Innovative CSR Project award recognises work being carried out in Bord na Móna, and is an acknowledgement of the company’s commitment to and engagement with communities, customers and stakeholders, underpinned by our vision, ‘A New Contract with Nature’. It also acknowledges the innovation behind the Lough Boora Parklands amenity as a rehabilitated industrial peatland that has evolved into such a valuable resource. The awards were partnered by Business in the Community Ireland, run in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. Each winner at the event in Dublin in September was presented with a specially commissioned trophy designed by Tipperary Crystal from their Louise Kennedy range. The award was presented by Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive; Phil Hogan, Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government; and John Cunningham, Chair of the CSR Awards judging panel. It was accepted by Tom Egan, Seamus Barron, Pat Ring and Grainne Maguire on behalf of Bord na Móna and Lough Boora Parklands. Other award winners on the night included Microsoft, Abbott Ireland, Marks & Spencer, Intel and Glanbia to name a few. uring the week our No. 1 Tug o’ war team – Kildare Champions, 1944 – met a team from the Artillery at St. Conleith’s G.A.A. Ground, Droichead Nua, and were victorious. The competition was for a special set of medals presented by the Droichead Nua feis Committee. The weights were catch –weights, and the competition provided great excitement while it lasted. The Army team was a very good one, indeed, and made up of a real sporting lot of lads. In the first pull, our team won, not as one might say easily, but by a decent margin. However, in the second pull, it was not possible to say or judge, which team was likely winner. Capt. McGoldrick, who was the starter, and in charge of the proceedings, announced, quite correctly, at the conclusion that the spectators had witnessed the finest pull ever seen in Kildare County, and for that matter, in many another country. for what seemed an eternity the teams resembled statues on each end of the rope, straining all they had to hold each other, and succeeding to such an extent that the rope and themselves appeared to form a gigantic carving in some solid, human-like material, each side only connected by a steel bar, which was the rope. The one side gave a little, then the other, and as they both shifted to take firmer stance, the two coaches gave their signals and the whole line sprung to life in a backforward tugging, panting movement until our team, splendidly coached and timed by Asst. Supt. M. Hogan, slowly, very slowly, but surely, brought more of the rope over the centre line, paused a fraction, gave a foot and then in one grand sweep at the coach’s signal, rose on the rope, fell back and brought with them the army team over the winning mark. D extract from ‘an Sleán’ july 1945 TuG O’ wAR 22 | Source Winter 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bord na Móna - Source Issue 8

Bord na Móna - Source Issue 8
Table of Contents
Business Round-up
King of the Bogs
New Divisions
Going Digital
Water, Water Everywhere
Focused Growth
Change is Afoot
Cool Running
Project Update
Heritage Corner

Bord na Móna - Source Issue 8