You’re living in 1935

A selection of printed pamphlets published in the 1920s and 1930s, during the rollout of the Shannon Scheme.

Christmas artwork

A selection of Christmas-themed artwork by ESB staff from the ESB Journal.

Christmas comics

View a selection of 1960s Christmas-themed comics from the ESB Journal.

Electricity in Ireland pre-ESB

Read more about electricity in Ireland before the establishment of ESB, from our internal magazine Prospect, November 1981.

Advert for ESB shot in Dalymount Park, Dublin 1969

Dalymount park with its four high-standing pylons of thirty lights each pour 240,000 watts-worth of light down on the pitch was the location and story behind this advert for ESB from 1969 by Arcs agency

Electric Generations – now open

We are delighted to support an exciting new exhibition, in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire, which explores how Irish people reacted to a mysterious new power entering their homes: electricity. Electric Generations, now open at dlr LexIcon in Dún Laoghaire, shows how electricity – an invisible force that few understood – caused fear at… Continue Reading