The construction of the Shannon Scheme, 1928

In April 1928, ESB’s public relations department entered into an agreement with the First National Pathé Film Company to film the construction of the Shannon Scheme. The film was shot over a period of months between summer and winter 1928, and was premiered by the Pathé Film Company in the Pathé Gazette, as well as in sixty principal theatres in Dublin and nationwide.

ESB purchased a copy of the film for exhibitions in schools and collages, and subsequently made arrangements with other companies to film other aspects of the scheme.

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Produced by: Gordon Lewis