View a selection of March covers 1959-1970, from our staff magazine ESB Journal ESB Journal is available to view as part of our online vintage newspaper library open to ESB retired staff. Please visit https://esbarchives.ie/vintage-esb-newspapers/ March 1959.Carrier frequency telephone coupling equipment to 110 KV Transmission lines at Lough Allen, Arigna, ESB Journal, March 1959. march 1960, Rural Electrification,… Continue Reading
Throwback to Christmas 1960, when ESB Journal printed a special feature on our staff at our very first showroom at 25 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
A selection of covers from November editions of ESB's internal publications ESB Journal and Prospect.
ESB advice brochure for tenants moving into Shannon town flats
View this 1964 booklet on Novum Washing Machines
View a selection of July covers from our staff magazine ESB Journal 1959 to 1969
This booklet, available through ESB Showrooms around the country in the 1930s, describes the features of an electric home and gives examples of what one unit of electricity can do. We look forward to bringing you more booklets, brochures and pamphlets as we work through the digitisation process.
Dessie Doyle and Brian Drummond, The Erne Hydroelectric Scheme (The Lilliput Press, 2013). This book is not yet available for download. Synopsis This is the story of the men, women and families who built the Erne hydroelectric scheme. The Erne development (1946-55) was second in size only to the famous Shannon scheme (1925– 29),… Continue Reading
Jon McCowen and Pat Culleton, Portarlington Generating Station 1946-1988: A Pictorial History (ESB, 2005). No ISBN available; limited local print. Click here to download a PDF copy of the book. File exceeds 10MB so may take a few seconds to download. Synopsis This book provides a comprehensive history of Portarlington Station, from its construction… Continue Reading
Andy Bielenberg (ed.), The Shannon Scheme and the Electrification of the Irish Free State: An Inspirational Milestone (The Lilliput Press, 2002). ISBN: 1-845351-007-3 (cased) ISBN: 1-845351-008-1 (paper) Click here to download a PDF copy of the book. File exceeds 10MB so may take a few seconds to download. Synopsis The Shannon Scheme, a massive hydro-electric… Continue Reading
Owen McCrohan, Paddy Mo: The Life of Patrick Moriarty, 1926-1997 (The Lilliput Press, 2008). ISBN: 978-1-84351-077-2 Click here to download a PDF copy of the book. File exceeds 10MB so may take a few seconds to download. Synopsis This biography charts the life of Paddy Moriarty, the Kerry-born Chief Executive of ESB, a man who… Continue Reading
Kieran McCarthy and Seamus O’Donoghue, Generations: Memories of the Lee Hydroelectric Scheme, County Cork (The Lilliput Press, 2008). ISBN: 978-1-84351-139-7 Click here to download a PDF copy of the book. File exceeds 10MB so may take a few seconds to download. Synopsis ESB’s Lee hydroelectric scheme is one of Ireland’s great engineering triumphs. Celebrating… Continue Reading
Michael Shiel, The Quiet Revolution: The Electrification of Rural Ireland (The O’Brien Press, 2003). ISBN: 0-86278-841-2 (hardback) ISBN: 0-86278-840-4 (paperback) Click here to download a PDF copy of the book. File exceeds 10MB so may take a few seconds to download. Synopsis ‘…the greatest social and economic revolution in rural Ireland since the Land War.’… Continue Reading
Brendan Delany, Peter Carroll and Judith Doherty, A Heritage Inventory of ESB Buildings in Ireland (ESB, 2005). ISBN: 0-9502874-3-1 Click here to download a PDF copy of the book. File exceeds 50MB so may take a few minutes to download. Synopsis This publication represents an important milestone in the recording and protection of buildings in… Continue Reading
Synopsis High Tension lends an entirely different dimension to the history of the great hydro-electric Shannon Scheme of 1925 to 1929. Hitherto the story has been told from an engineering viewpoint. Now historian Michael McCarthy brings new perspectives to bear on the Irish Free States most audacious construction project at Ardnacrusha. How did the German… Continue Reading