Irish Archives 2017

On the evening of Tuesday 28 November, Minister Denis Naughten launched Irish Archives 2017, celebrating 90 Years of ESB in the beautiful surroundings of the Irish Architectural Archive in Merrion Square.


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