Steam Power

When the Shannon Scheme was under construction in the late 1920s, many of its opponents argued that it would be a ‘white elephant’, producing electricity that would never be used. Of course, within years, these critics were proved wrong as demand for electricity grew so much that ESB had to construct additional hydro schemes at… 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.