Powering the Nation: visions of the Shannon Scheme and electricity in Ireland

Image Courtesy of the ESB Archives

with Sorcha O’Brien

Sorcha O’Brien will talk about her new book Powering the Nation, the visual story, not just of the Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme, but of Ireland’s introduction to electricity in the early days of the Irish Free State. The talk will showcase a range of visual materials, from paintings and prints to industrial and tourist photographs, technical drawings to cigarette cards.

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road on 11th October at 6.30pm

Booking required: walkinstownlibrary@dublincity.ie or (01) 4558159

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