Dan Bonfield

Meet 78 year old bachelor Dan Bonfield of Gurteeny, Woodford, Co. Galway. Dan installed  one light during the Rural Electrification Scheme so he could play cards with his neighbours.


Rural memories: Jerry Corbett, Cork

Jerry Corbett joined ESB at the age of 13 in 1932, meaning that he had 52 years of service at the time of his retirement in 1983 – one of the longest serving employees in ESB history. Shortly after the launch of our new website, Jerry’s son Tony got in touch to generously share some of his… Continue Reading


Thomas McLaughlin

Thomas McLaughlin, First Managing Director of ESB, 1896 – 1971 The Shannon Scheme is perhaps the most important industrial project ever completed in the Irish state and to this day it continues to make a significant contribution to the industrial, commercial and social development of the country. One of the driving forces behind the Scheme was… Continue Reading