View original footage of the construction of the Shannon Scheme, filmed by Pathé in 1928.
On Saturday 1 September 1962, the Irish Railway Record Society (IRRS) organised the first passenger train ever to operate to Ardnacrusha power station.
Happy 4th July to all our American friends! Did you know that on 21 October 1929, Franklin D Roosevelt, then Governor of New York and later 32nd President of the United States, wrote to EA Lawler, ESB and Ireland’s first Public Relations Officer, to express his interest in the ‘splendid’ Shannon Scheme? While the original… Continue Reading
The construction of the Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme at Ardnacrusha, Co Clare was one of the most important under-takings for the economic and social life of Ireland...