photos, video & stories from 90 years of ESB
We have digitised 21 surviving rural pamphlets (1940s-1960s) and are delighted to launch our online library.
In 1946 only 1 out of every 3 Irish homes had electricity.
Between 1947 and 1965 almost 300,000 homes were connected.
Photos of visitors to the construction site of our unique pumped-storage hydroelectric station in the Wicklow mountains.
View our gallery of rare photos from the days of Rural Electrification.
A 1955 pop up shop & some fabulous photos from the Switch On ceremony.
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