ESB is once again opening the gates of the historic Ardnacrusha power station to schools and the general public for a visitor experience into Ireland’s first national hydroelectric station in Co Clare.
The decision to run the tours this summer is based on the popularity of both school and public tours over the past two years when, in 2017, ESB opened the gates to visitors to mark 90 years since ESB’s Foundation.
School group visits are being facilitated from May 23 to June 28, 2019, while public tours run from July 1 to September 13, 2019. The free guided tours run from Monday to Friday, run for about 90 minutes and each tour can accommodate groups of up to 30. All bookings can be made online at www.esb.ie/ ardnacrushatours.
Visitors are welcomed to the Ardnacrusha Experience at the recently refurbished visitors’ centre before going out on site to view the impressive headrace canal, locks and tailrace.