Ardnacrusha Power Station Summer Tours

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Things to do in County Clare, Ireland - Ardnacrusha Power Station Tours - YourDaysOut
Headrace Canal, Co., Co. Clare, Ireland
May 23, 2019 12:00:00 AM - Sep 13, 2019 12:00:00 AM
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Following the phenomenal interest in last year’s tours, Ardnacrusha Power Station will again open this summer. We are inviting school groups and the public to visit and explore one of Ireland's greatest engineering developments at Ardnacrusha Power Station in Co Clare. As part of the Shannon hydro-electric scheme, Ardnacrusha 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...

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