ESB at the Tralee Festival


ESB Journal_September_1969-cover


ESB Tralee office won best floral float in the festival parade of 1969. The float, constructed by local staff , was called The Farran 4 as the new Kerry Airport at Farranfore was officially opened on the first day of the festival.
Main picture above is the cover of our staff magazine ESB Journal and features Rose of Tralee winner, Cathy Quinn, along with some of the team who constructed the float – Martin Kearney, Seamus McEvoy and Jimmy Leahy.


how electricity works stand by Trevor Noble

LtoR – Catherine Power (Kerry Rose), Con Kennedy (ESB apprentice), Noelle Morrison (Cork Rose), Derry O’Sullivan (ESB apprentice), Lisa Hill (SE England Rose)

1984 Rose of Tralee - ESB cookery

1984 Galway Rose – Mary Siobhan Conroy tossing pancake with ESB Demonstrator Breda Walshe on far right.

At the festival show in 1984 ESB had a few stands including the popular How Electricity Works where ESB apprentices explained the wonder of electricity to visitors.



1992 Float


Niamh Grogan, Rose 1992, drasws the winning ticket. Also in photo, L to R David Condon (Festival of Kerry), Brian Punch (ESB), Breda Walshe (ESB), Gerard O’Connor (ESB)

In 1992 some of the Roses floated down the streets of Tralee in an energy efficient ship of light built by local staff.


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