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Clonsast Social Survey. ESRI Memorandum Series No. 126 1977

O'Connor, Robert and Whelan, Brendan J. and Kelly, Philip (1977) Clonsast Social Survey. ESRI Memorandum Series No. 126 1977. [Policy Paper]

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    Clonsast is Bord na Mona's (BnM) oldest established larger type bog. It consists of six smaller bogs, - Garryhinch, Derryounce, Derrylea, Clonsast main bog, North bog and the Bulge. The whole group of bogs is situated close to Portarlington and has a gross area of 10,700 acres. Over 200,000 tons of sod peat are produced in these bogs annually but supplies are becoming exhausted. Production will progressively reduce from now onwards and by 1994 it will be down to an estimated 34,000 tons annually. Most of the turf from the Clonsast works is supplied to the ESB for use in the Portarlington generating station which has a 37.5 Mg Watt capacity. At present this station forms part of the ESB's base load electricity supply and will continue as such up to 1985, using 130,000 tons per year, which will be reduced to 100,000 tons for the last four years.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Ireland
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > employment/labour market > employment/unemployment
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Memorandum Series
    Depositing User: Alyssa McDonald
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 15:15
    Number of Pages: 94
    Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 15:15

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