1940s – 1960s A number of “inshore” islands and islands close to the mainland were connected as part of Rural (eg. Arranmore, Achill). 1970s There were 5 Gaeltacht Islands (3 Aran Islands + Cape Clear and Tory) who were supplied with diesel generators. These were funded by the Department of Gaeltacht and run and maintained… Continue Reading
View a selection of June covers 1959-1970, from our staff magazine ESB Journal 1959: Our cover photograph of the Oil Refinery at Whitegate, with St. Coleman’s Cathedral, Cobh, in the background, was taken by S. G. Reeves, Public Relations Department.1960: Our covcr is a drawing of the New Offices and Showrooms in Fleet Street, made… Continue Reading
View a selection of May covers 1959-1970, from our staff magazine ESB Journal May 1959 ‘Horsepower, was taken by staff, Sligo District Office. May 1960 Cover designed b to mark the occasion of Mr. Browne’s retirement from the Chairmanship of the Board. May 1961 Rathmullan Fort, Lough Foyle, Co. Donegal May 1962 Dresden Nuclear Power… Continue Reading
View a selection of April covers 1959-1970, from our staff magazine ESB Journal ESB Journal is available to view as part of our online vintage newspaper library open to ESB retired staff. Please visit https://esbarchives.ie/vintage-esb-newspapers/ April 1959: Lanesboro’ Generating Station with the River Shannon and part of Lough Ree in the background.April 1960: Our cover photograph was submitted by… Continue Reading
View a selection of March covers 1959-1970, from our staff magazine ESB Journal ESB Journal is available to view as part of our online vintage newspaper library open to ESB retired staff. Please visit https://esbarchives.ie/vintage-esb-newspapers/ March 1959.Carrier frequency telephone coupling equipment to 110 KV Transmission lines at Lough Allen, Arigna, ESB Journal, March 1959. march 1960, Rural Electrification,… Continue Reading
A selection of some of our most successful St Patrick's Day exhibits over the years.
ESB advertisement offering attractive returns to investors on the company's latest stock issue.
ESB animated advertisement highlighting the value for money offered by electricity in the use of domestic appliances.
Animated advertisement urging customers to use energy wisely and highlights the value of electricity, in comparison to other consumer items.
ESB advertisement advising the public of the opportunity to invest in new ESB stocks
Advertisement encouraging consumers to use electricity during 'off peak' hours in order to conserve energy. Second advertisement in 'Off Peak' series.
ESB advertisement encouraging consumers to use electricity during 'off peak' hours in order to conserve energy.
A brief look at the history of film in ESB.
Film on the construction of Turlough Hill looking at the design, engineering and technical skills and social aspect.
Film documents the construction of Turlough Hill which took six years to build, at a cost of £21million.