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Erecting the poles, one at at time
The Area Organiser sells appliances door-to-door
Electrifying rural Ireland, 26 January 1956
Planning the 792 rural areas
Lights on in the 100,000th premises connected, 1954
St Patricks Day Parade, c 1954
A mobile kitchen for rural demonstrations
‘For Modern Living’: a demonstration of the benefits of electricity in the home, 7 May 1960
A mobile rural demonstration for both the home and the farm, 19 June 1956
First pole at Kilsallaghan, 5 November 1946.
The delights of an egg-sorting machine, 12 September 1956
Where old and new Ireland meet, 31 July 1957
Heating lamps for the chickens, 28 February 1956
Mobile demonstration, 1951
Cookery demonstration, c1950s
Male demonstrator and two interested housewives, c1950s
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Recognise Capt. Pat O’Shea [bottom right photo]. He served on Rural in Waterford District in 1950’s and 60’s. Like most of ex-Irish Army men drafted into E S B after the ‘Emergency’, he had the gift of the gab and great personality. J P Grogan s.n. 90000334
Yes, it is indeed Capt. Pat O’Shea. Thanks John. Confirmed here and we will update our records.
JP, Newton worked on the first team to indroduce the electricity to Donegal, he stayed in Letterkenny and married a local girl Kathleen Devibne he came from moheravin, in Co Leitrim. any info on him
Does ESB have photos of areas where electricity was supplied? I am particularly interested in the Lane of Stones, Carne, Lady’s Island, Co. Wexford. Rex Sinnott
Hi Rex, thanks for getting in touch – we don’t hold any photos of the Lane of Stones, Carne, but we do have a report on the electrification of the Lady’s Island rural area at https://esbarchives.ie/2016/03/22/rural-electrification-of-ladys-island-co-wexford-in-1952/.