Connecting Sligo to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Sligo had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 5 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 5 individuals or companies who had permits to commercially supply electricity to 3 or more homes and businesses in their local area. The reports do… Continue Reading


Connecting Tipperary to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Tipperary had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 14 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 14 individuals or companies who had permits to commercially supply electricity to 3 or more homes and businesses in their local area. The reports do… Continue Reading


Connecting Offaly to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Offaly had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 6 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 6 individuals or companies who had permits to commercially supply electricity to 3 or more homes and businesses in their local area. The reports do… Continue Reading


Connecting Waterford to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Waterford had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 11 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 11 individuals or companies who had permits to commercially supply electricity to 3 or more homes and businesses in their local area. The reports do… Continue Reading


Connecting Wicklow to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Wicklow had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 11 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 11 individuals or companies who had permits to commercially supply electricity to 3 or more homes and businesses in their local area. The reports do… Continue Reading


Connecting Wexford to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Wexford had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 9 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 9 individuals or companies who had permits to commercially supply electricity to 3 or more homes and businesses in their local area. The reports do… Continue Reading


Connecting Cavan to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Cavan had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 11 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 11 individuals or companies who had permits to commercially supply electricity to 3 or more homes and businesses in their local area. The reports do… Continue Reading


Connecting Clare to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Clare had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 8 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 8 individuals or companies who had permits to commercially supply electricity to 3 or more homes and businesses in their local area. The reports do… Continue Reading


Irish Archives 2017

On the evening of Tuesday 28 November, Minister Denis Naughten launched Irish Archives 2017, celebrating 90 Years of ESB in the beautiful surroundings of the Irish Architectural Archive in Merrion Square.


Happy 4th July to our American friends!

Happy 4th July to all our American friends! Did you know that on 21 October 1929, Franklin D Roosevelt, then Governor of New York and later 32nd President of the United States, wrote to EA Lawler, ESB and Ireland’s first Public Relations Officer, to express his interest in the ‘splendid’ Shannon Scheme? While the original… Continue Reading


Shannon Scheme cigarette cards

Check out a selection of our recently digitised series of 40 collectable ‘Shannon Electric Power Scheme‘ cigarette cards, dating from 1925-1929, issued by the Imperial Tobacco Company Ltd., WD & HO Wills. The front of the cards display various photographs, maps and technical drawings of the scheme, with detailed descriptions on the reverse. Click on… Continue Reading