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a new beggining

  • Curator: izabelle
  • February 22, 2018
  • 3 Pages
  • School: Rathfarnham Educate Together

when it first came


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  • izzy
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  • Pictures used with written permission from esbarchives.ie. Not for further reproduction.
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  • Old Irish Tales

Let There Be Light.....................................

  • Curator: Amy
  • February 22, 2018
  • 5 Pages
  • School: Rathfarnham Educate Together

This is a diary entry told from the perspective of a six year old girl who's house is getting connected to electricity in 1946.

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  • My name is Amy.
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Getting into the light.

  • Curator: andelys
  • February 22, 2018
  • 2 Pages
  • School: Rathfarnham Educate Together

A story about electricity coming to rural parts of Ireland.


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  • Andelys
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  • www.esbarchives.ie
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The switch

  • Curator: leo
  • February 22, 2018
  • 1 Pages
  • School: Rathfarnham Educate Together

I am about to flick the switch,when I look at everyone's face and there expression. What do they look like?

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  • Leo Mc Gowan
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When the light came

  • Curator: saga
  • February 22, 2018
  • 1 Pages
  • School: Rathfarnham Educate Together

This is a story about an old man who lives in Arklow in the time of the light.


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  • saga
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Letting in the Light

  • Curator: meabh
  • February 22, 2018
  • 3 Pages
  • School: Rathfarnham Educate Together

This is the fictional diary of a young girl in Aghlem,county Mayo during the rural electrification in Ireland.

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  • Méabh
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Getting in the light

  • Curator: toby
  • February 22, 2018
  • 3 Pages
  • School: Rathfarnham Educate Together

this is a story of when electrification comes to a town in Roscommon and changes a boys life forever.


  • Authors:
  • Toby Bond
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  • esbarchives.ie then there was light photos and video.
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Getting In The Lite

  • Curator: chris
  • February 22, 2018
  • 1 Pages
  • School: Rathfarnham Educate Together

My Story About The ESB

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  • The Amazing Christopher Admirand
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esb story

  • Curator: jude
  • February 22, 2018
  • 4 Pages
  • School: Rathfarnham Educate Together

funny and history


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  • Jude woodfull
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School and Country Life in the 1930s

  • Curator: dermot dillon
  • July 02, 2017
  • 3 Pages
  • School: St. Colman's N S

98 year old local man recalls his schooldays in the 1930s; walking to school in his feet, saving turf with the slane, playing "banging buttions" at break time, brown bread and milk in a glass bottle for lunch and fetchin ...

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  • Tom Finn and David O'Gara http://irishfamily.toweyclan.com/
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  • http://irishfamily.toweyclan.com/ Cloontia Families http://www.fisfilmproject.ie/film-archive/fff/
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