March covers of ESB Journal

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


1930s booklet on electricity at home from ESB

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.  


ESB Books: The Erne Hydroelectric Scheme

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


ESB Books: The Shannon Scheme

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 the image on the left to download a PDF copy of the book. File exceeds 10MB so may take a few seconds to download. Synopsis The Shannon… Continue Reading


ESB Books: Paddy Mo

Owen McCrohan, Paddy Mo: The Life of Patrick Moriarty, 1926-1997 (The Lilliput Press, 2008). ISBN: 978-1-84351-077-2 Click the image on the left 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… Continue Reading


ESB Books: Generations

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 the image on the left 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… Continue Reading


ESB Books: The Quiet Revolution

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 the image on the left 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… Continue Reading


ESB Books: High Tension

Michael McCarthy, High Tension: Life on the Shannon Scheme (The Lilliput Press, 2004). ISBN: 1-84351-061-8 Click the image on the left to download a PDF copy of the book. File exceeds 10MB so may take a few seconds to download.   Synopsis High Tension lends an entirely different dimension to the history of the great… Continue Reading