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

Transport of generator, Limerick

Between 30—31 May 1933, a convoy carrying massive components of a generator bound for Ardnacrusha Power Station made its way through the streets of Limerick city, passing the well-known landmarks of King John’s Castle, and the Treaty Stone. Check out our gallery of rare transport imagery below. Gallery click any image to begin slideshow These… Continue Reading

The first computers in ESB

ESB made history on 17th June 1964 when Ireland’s largest computer installation went into operation. Previously a punch card system was in operation since 1932 in the Accounts Department. Computers were a great novelty when they first arrived to ESB Head Office and made significant changes in the ways of working for all accountancy staff and provided an enhanced service to ESB… Continue Reading