About ESB Archives

ESB Archives building at St Margarets Rd Finglas, Dublin 11

At ESB Archives we collect, preserve and makes accessible the records relating to ESB.

ESB’s history goes back almost as far as the founding of the State and is inextricably linked with the development of modern Ireland.

Our story reflects the economic, social and cultural changes over nearly a century, and contains lessons and insights that remain relevant to the world we live in today and the decisions that are facing us.

The story of how ESB overcame the challenges of bringing electricity to the nation is fascinating, not least because it mirrors so many of the issues that we still face today, whether that is in making investment decisions and technology choices, or engaging with the public around new concepts and ideas.

Our collections include:

Collections stored in the archive building

We are busy cataloguing to make further collections accessible. You can keep in touch with updates through our Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Our new archive building in Finglas officially opened in January 2020. Researchers are welcome by appointment, please email us at esbarchives@esb.ie with your research queries.


About ESB

Electricity Supply Board (ESB) was established in 1927 as a statutory corporation in the Republic of Ireland under the Electricity (Supply) Act 1927.

More on our group website www.esb.ie including this historic timeline of ESB .


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