Islands

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


June covers of ESB Journal

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


May covers of ESB Journal

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


April covers of ESB Journal

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


March covers of ESB Journal

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


Big E Campaign 2, 1976

ESB animated advertisement highlighting the value for money offered by electricity in the use of domestic appliances.


Big E Campaign, 1976

Animated advertisement urging customers to use energy wisely and highlights the value of electricity, in comparison to other consumer items.


Off Peak 2, 1979

Advertisement encouraging consumers to use electricity during 'off peak' hours in order to conserve energy. Second advertisement in 'Off Peak' series.


Off Peak, 1979

ESB advertisement encouraging consumers to use electricity during 'off peak' hours in order to conserve energy.