Getting in the Light curated by ruby

my great grandad michael worked for ESB rural electrification from 1946-1954. he lived on barna pier in galway. my great grandad worked in galway and mayo. he was in charge of the work crew putting up poles and connecting wires and lines to transformers and building local power centres. my great granny told my grandad that it ruined his dads health before he died in 1956 at age 52 my grandad was only 12. he had retired a weary and health broken man in 1954. he was involved ardnacruha as a much yonger man. my grandad has memory of trying to climb a new elecricity pole outside the front door in barna and getting his clothes ruined from creosote