Tours at Ardnacrusha Power Station
Would you like to visit Ireland's largest river hydroelectric scheme? To mark ESB's 90th anniversary, we are inviting the public to visit and explore one of Ireland's greatest engineering developments at Ardnacrusha Power Station in Co Clare.
As part of the Shannon hydro-electric scheme, Ardnascrusha took just four years (1925 to 1929) and 5,000 workers to build. Costing more than IR£5m to construct at the time - almost one-fifth of the entire annual budget - Ardnacrusha became a symbol of forward thinking in relation to harnessing Ireland’s natural resources. With the national grid constructed at the same time, the 86 MW capacity was then enough to meet the electricity demands of the whole country. Today, Ardnacrusha represents around 2% of our total installed capacity.
Please note that all public tours are fully booked out.