Public Event: 90th Anniversary of ESB

I was delighted to receive an invitation to speak at an upcoming partnership event between the Irish Society for Archives and ESB to mark the 90th anniversary of the latter. My talk will explore the impact that electricity had on women’s domestic lives, a theme I’m currently working on in two ways. My current project examines the everyday lives in women in 1960s Ireland, and I’m also working with my University of Hertfordshire colleagues Owen Davies and Ceri Houlbrook in collaboration with ESB to produce an exhibition, Electric Generations, which tells the story of electricity in the Irish home.

Tuesday’s event is free and open to the public. If you’re in Dublin and near Dublin City Library and Archive on Pearse Street from 5.30pm, come along and learn more about ESB’s archival heritage, and the contribution the company has made to political, economic and social life in Ireland.

Published by Dr Ciara Meehan

I am Head of History and Reader in History at the University of Hertfordshire. I am the author of 'The Cosgrave Party: a History of Cumann na nGaedheal, 1923-1933' (Royal Irish Academy, 2010) and 'A Just Society for Ireland? 1964-1987' (Palgrave, 2013). I also co-edited 'A Formative Decade: Ireland in the 1920s' (Irish Academic Press, 2015) and 'Perceptions of Pregnancy from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century' (Palgrave, 2017).

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