The Ardnacrusha Experience open for bookings

ESB is once again opening the gates of the historic Ardnacrusha Power Station to schools and the general public for a unique visitor experience into Ireland’s first national hydro-electric station in Co. Clare.

School group visits are being facilitated from from 14 May to 29 June 2018, while public tours run from 2 July to 14 September 2018. The guided tours can accommodate groups of up to 30 people and runs for approximately 90 minutes. All bookings can be made online at


Ardnacrusha control room

1930s photo of the Control Room – just one of many rooms you get to visit as part of the tour

The tour includes a trip to the impressive canal and locks, as well as the very heart of the station with unique views of the turbine hall and a visit to the original control room.

Those on the tour can visit our Living Archive room (see photos below) which features artefacts, photos and original brochures from our collection at ESB Archives. Our room shows how electricity transformed the lives of everyone, everywhere in Ireland.

vintage ESB electric appliances on display

  1. Had a wonderful tour on Tuesday 1st August 17. Tour guides were brilliant. Place was spotless. Very impressed.

  2. Why oh why can’t this magnificent facility set up a permanent visitor centre and tour experience……??
    Colm Connaughton

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