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


Rural memories: Jerry Corbett, Cork

Jerry Corbett joined ESB at the age of 13 in 1932, meaning that he had 52 years of service at the time of his retirement in 1983 – one of the longest serving employees in ESB history. Shortly after the launch of our new website, Jerry’s son Tony got in touch to generously share some of his… Continue Reading


Electric bed warmer

Summer’s finally here, so it’s time to put the electric bed warmers away! This bed warmer was kindly donated by an ESB staff member in 1971. Made by Magnet, the warmer dates from 1914. It is triangular in shape, made from white porcelain, and needed to be charged for 15 minutes before use.