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 schools and the public to visit and explore one of Ireland's greatest engineering developments at Ardnacrusha Power Station in Co Clare. 

Ardnacrusha Power Station

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.

School Tours at Ardnacrusha

ESB is delighted to host school group visits from Monday 15 May to Friday 30 June 2017. The guided tours can accommodate groups of up to 30 people and run for approximately 90 minutes.

General Public Tours

Public tours are ‚Äčavailable from July 1 to August 31 2017.

Booking Tours

Please use the booking system below to check for availability and schedule a visit.