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We are asking anyone with connections to the Shannon Scheme at Ardnacrusha and their descendents to dig out the memorabilia they have of the experience and tell us the accompanying stories.  They, or their relatives, may have been involved in the building of the dam, or involved in the set-up, or worked in the power station.  We are also interested in anyone involved in the rural-electrification scheme telling us how the advent of electricity changed the modes of work.


Objects might be photos, diaries, letters, drawings, tools used, the hat worn, reminiscences of the first time you had electricity in your house or school, commemorations of workers involved in the whole Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme. The objects collected become part of ‘Europe At Work’ – a collection of stories and digital objects about working in Europe made available to all on the Europeana website.


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