Electricity in Ireland pre-ESB

Read more about electricity in Ireland before the establishment of ESB, from our internal magazine Prospect, November 1981.

The story before the Shannon Scheme

Michael Faraday invented the electric dynamo in 1831, succeeded by the invention of the incandescent lightbulb by Thomas Edison in 1879. This invention kick-started a more widespread use of electricity across the world, replacing gas street lights and opening up a range of opportunities for commercial, industrial and domestic developments. Street lighting in Dublin In… Continue Reading