Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson launches exhibition which examines the effect of rural electrification on Irish women.
ESB at 1961 Rás Tailteann
In 1961 ESB's Rural Electrification Office provided a mobile laundry service to the Rás Tailteann cycle race across Ireland. Read more about their time on the road with the Rás.
Rural photos from Jerry Corbett
Another batch of never-before-seen rural photographs from the private collection of Jerry Corbett.
Oldtown switches on again
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.
Tim Slevin rural photo collection
View a collection of wonderful 1950s rural photographs from Tim Slevin's private collection
Book launch of ‘Then there was light’
Compilation of rural memories, 'Then There Was Light', was launched at ESB's stand at Ploughing 2016 on 20 September.
Call for stories on Ireland’s Rural Electrification scheme
Do you, or a relative, have a story to tell about Ireland’s rural electrification scheme?
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