Oldtown in North Co Dublin was the first rural area connected as part of the Rural Electric Scheme in Jan 1947. Charlie Rooney was there in 1947 and switched on the electricity in this reenactment in Jan 2017.
View a collection of wonderful 1950s rural photographs from Tim Slevin's private collection
Compilation of rural memories, 'Then There Was Light', was launched at ESB's stand at Ploughing 2016 on 20 September.
Do you, or a relative, have a story to tell about Ireland’s rural electrification scheme?
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