ESB Books – Available to download

Electricity supply in Ireland: The history of ESB Maurice Manning and Moore McDowell, Electricity Supply in Ireland: The History of the ESB (Gill & MacMillan, 1984). ISBN: 7171-1026-5 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… Continue Reading


Staff magazine

The Rural Electrification Scheme employed up to 40 separate units of 50-100 workers, spread across 26,000 square miles. Many of these units were stationed in remote localities, and daily face-to-face communication was impossible. Such a widely dispersed workforce presented the Rural Electrification Office (REO) with a challenge – how could it ensure fast and efficient communication among its… Continue Reading


Cahirciveen Power Station

On 22nd October, 1957, the Cahirciveen power station was brought into operation in Co. Kerry. After the end of World War II, the Irish Government committed to an extensive programme of bog development to be overseen by Bord na Móna. Four identical turf burning stations were built at Gweedore, Screeb, Miltown Malbay and Cahirciveen, at… Continue Reading