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
ESB was a pioneer in the early days of computerisation and quickly recognised the value of new technology in enhancing customer service. See our previous post about first IBM computers installed in ESB in the early 1960s. We’ve included a selection of IT related photos from the 1980s in our slideshow above. All, except one,… Continue Reading
A new home for ESB Archives
Five September covers for ESB Journal magazine 1958-1962
Another batch of never-before-seen rural photographs from the private collection of Jerry Corbett.
A set of 1920s photographs from Rosie McNamara whose father and grandfather both worked on the construction of the Shannon Scheme.