ESB model home, RDS 1960

Launched in 1960 at the RDS, ESB’s model home was dubbed by the Irish Farmer’s Journal as its ‘best ever’ exhibit, ‘one of the most ambitious at the Spring Show’. Click any image below to launch slideshow.

More power to the farmer: the RDS exhibitions

The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) was founded in 1731 to promote improvements in ‘Husbandry, Manufactures and other Useful Arts and Sciences’, and from 1831 became the leader in Ireland for agricultural showcases. The REO recognised the value of the RDS Spring Shows in spreading the message of rural electrification to the farming community. As Shiel… Continue Reading