Our Commitment to Preserving Ireland’s Heritage and Environment

ESB has a strong commitment to preserving and maintaining Ireland’s environment and heritage. This is demonstrated through our relationship with The Tree Council of Ireland during ESB Tree Week, and through our patronage of No. 29, Dublin’s Georgian House Museum. We also maintain an important national archive charting the history of electricity in Ireland.

ESB Tree Week

ESB is the title sponsor of ESB Tree Week, a week long celebration of trees which aims to raise awareness of and promote the planting of trees. We work with Coillte and The Tree Council of Ireland to encourage individuals, families, communities, schools and businesses to actively organise and engage in tree initiatives at a local level.

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No. 29, Dublin’s Georgian House Museum

No. 29 Fitzwilliam Street Lower is Dublin's Georgian House Museum, which is owned and operated by ESB in partnership with The National Museum of Ireland. No.29, opened to the public in 1991, is a valuable educational resource which informs, entertains, and makes accessible the social, decorative, cultural, and political history of the late Georgian capital.

The museum is temporarily closed at the moment to facilitate the construction of a new ESB Head Office Complex.Please check out the website here to see a virtual and video tour of the museum. 

Archives

ESB maintains one of the most important private archives in Ireland, documenting the history of electricity in Ireland. The archive includes material relating to a number of major milestones in Irish history, including the Shannon Scheme in Ardnacrusha, and the rural electrification programme from the 1940s to the 1970s.

ESB’s archives department supports hundreds of researchers, authors and academics each year, helping to build up a comprehensive story of Ireland’s history and heritage. The archives team has recently embarked on a project to digitize the archives in order to increase their accessibility and reach.

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ESB Art Collection

ESB is a proud patron of the arts in Ireland. Throughout our history we have commissioned artists to capture important milestones and developments in our company. Within our collection, we have the largest and most significant collection of the artist Sean Keating’s paintings in the world.

Since 2007 ESB has identified and celebrated excellence in the visual arts at the Royal Hibernian Academy’s annual exhibition through the ‘ESB Keating Awards for Outstanding Art Work’ and the 'ESB Moran Award for Outstanding Sculpture.'

In 2014, ESB commissioned Martin Gale to paint a number of oil paintings and watercolours to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Turlough Hill.