Homes + Buildings Ardnacrusha Boat Lift
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Copyright: Steve Ford Elliot
Image Size: 640 x 960    Uploaded on: 09/10/2006
County: Clare   Rating: 


Licence: Creative Commons Licence



In August 1925 the first sod was cut at Ardnacrusha, Co. Clare, for the construction of the Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme. The scheme was the beginning of the electrification of the country and led to the establishment of the Electricity Supply Board (ESB). The Shannon Scheme was one of the largest civil engineering projects of its type in the world at the time it was built, and was regarded by many Irish people as ‘The Eight Wonder of the World.’


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