Tim Slevin rural photo collection

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We have to thank Tim Slevin and his family for sharing these wonderful photographs from his private collection.

He started out with ESB in Tipperary in 1950, when a rural electrification installation crew came to his home parish of Lorrha. For the next 13 years, he moved on through Cork, Donegal, Roscommon, Mayo and Leitrim. In 1955, while in Charlestown, Co Mayo, he met his future wife Tina, and although he was dispatched to Geesala/Belmullet in 1957, they remained together and got married in August 1959. They finally settled in Leitrim in 1963.

S√©an Mac Fearghail writes about Tim in his story ‘Spreading The Hurling Message To The West’, which is featured in the new rural book ‘Then There Was Light‘.

Gallery

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Network Renewal Plan (NRP)

Tim Slevin passes the torch to a new generation of ESB workers during network renewal

Tim Slevin passes the torch to a new generation of ESB workers during network renewal

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, ESB rolled out its Network Renewal Plan (NRP), upgrading and extending the electricity supply to meet the demands of modern Ireland. NRP built on the foundations laid by the Rural Electrification Scheme 50 years before, bringing the scheme into the twenty-first century.

Tim is featured in the official print advertisement for the NRP, celebrating the work he and many other rural workers did in bringing the light to rural Ireland.

For more ESB print advertisements, click here.

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