Educational documentary produced for ESB explaining the technical aspects of electricity generation and distribution and the contribution of ESB to Irish society.
Read more about Desmond Mulvany, who was employed by ESB (1946-1957)
View a collection of wonderful 1950s rural photographs from Tim Slevin's private collection
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.
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
Here’s a blast from Liam Cunningham’s past as an apprentice electrician with ESB. Click the image below to read some of Liam’s memories of his apprentice training on Fleet Street in October 1978, as well as his days working in Poolbeg generating station: The place was full of personalities. We could have filmed and made… Continue Reading
Thomas Anthony McLaughlin (1896-1971) was born in Drogheda, Co Louth. McLaughlin graduated from UCD with a BSc (1916) and MSc (1918) in Physics, and following his transfer to engineering at UCG, a BEng (1922) and a PhD (1923). While at UCG, McLaughlin studied under Prof Frank Sharman Rishworth, professor of civil engineering, who greatly influenced… Continue Reading