The Quiet Revolution

‘The Quiet Revolution’ – Carlow County Museum and the E.S.B. Archives have worked together over the past number of months to develop a special temporary exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of Rural Electrification which began in November 1946. The Rural Electrification Scheme has been described as one of the greatest social and economic developments in twentieth-century Ireland. This exhibition explores the bringing of the light to Carlow, from the first public lighting in 1891, to the implementation of rural electrification in the area (1947-1963). Those who worked on the scheme, including PJ Dowling, Carlow Person of the 20th Century, became known as the ‘Rural Pioneers’. The exhibition has been extended and will run until February 2017.

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Download the Exhibition brochures below:
Quiet Revolution Brochure – English
Quiet Revolution Exhibition Brochure – Irish

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