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
Europe at Work – Ardnacrusha Memories Virtual Collection Days hosted by the Hunt Museum
The Hunt Museum, Limerick in collaboration with ESB Archives, Europeana, EuropeanExpo2020 are hosting virtual collection days to collect stories, personal archives, objects and memorabilia about the Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme at Ardnacrusha, Co. Clare. Jill Cousins, Director of the Hunt Museum said, “We are asking anyone with connections to the Shannon Scheme at Ardnacrusha and their… Continue Reading
Switched on, Plugged in, 1989
Educational documentary produced for ESB explaining the technical aspects of electricity generation and distribution and the contribution of ESB to Irish society.
Desmond Mulvany, ESB (1946-1957)
Read more about Desmond Mulvany, who was employed by ESB (1946-1957)
Tim Slevin rural photo collection
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.
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
Who knew Sir Davos used to work with ESB at Poolbeg Station?
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