Marshall Plan projects in Ireland. Work done on river Brosna and views of electrical power plant.
Ireland Date:1950 Duration:5 min 19 sec Sound:Yes
Marshall Plan projects in Ireland. A plaque marked with 'Office of public works Brosna Drainage Officer' can be seen. Supervisor directing excavation by crane, to improve river Brosna and increase drainage of bogs. Views of countryside in Ireland. Various views of Irish houses, roads, people at work. Men cutting peat with slanes, and loading it on donkey cart. Smoke from peat fire rising from chimney of a house. Peat moss being bundled for export to the U.S.A.
Mechanized cutting and drying of peat. Peat being loaded in rail cars and transported to power plant for fuel. Rural electrification project. Peat and coal fueled power plants being constructed. A sugar refining plant.
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