Seminar: celebrating 90 years of ESB

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of ESB, the Irish Society of Archives and ESB are delighted to host a seminar celebrating the archival heritage of the company on Tuesday 2 May, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Dublin City Library and Archives (138–144 Pearse Street), beginning with light refreshments.

The event will begin with a welcome by Dr Ray Rafussé, Chair of the Irish Society for Archives and will be chaired by Stephen Collins, former political editor of The Irish Times. The seminar will consist of five short illustrated presentations – each about 10 minutes in length, followed by Q&A.

  • New public management: gradual emergence over time – archival evidence from ESB
    Dr Martin Quinn, Senior Lecturer and Head of Accounting, Dublin City University
  • The Papers of Patrick McGilligan as a source for examining the electrification of the Irish Free State
    Kate Manning, Principal Archivist, UCD Archives
  • ‘Cope the Modern Way’: Electricity and Irish Housewives
    Dr Ciara Meehan, Head of History, University of Hertfordshire
  • Sources on the history of ESB in the National Archives of Ireland
    Brian Donnelly, Senior Archivist, National Archives
  • ESB Advertising a brighter future
    Deirdre McParland, Senior Archivist, ESB Archives

Booking is essential for this free event. Click here to book tickets.

We hope to see you there!