From the Power(full) family in Waterford to the Shannon Scheme’s great ending at Ardnacrusha, Co. Clare. We have visited here before, and this O’Dea image shows much of the superstructure of the power station.
+++ UPDATE +++
Thanks to Suck Diesel
for the gem that Ardnacrusha was (briefly) the biggest hydro-electric station in the world, until that pesky Hoover Dam opened in 1930, and knocked Shannon off the top spot.
Photographer: James P. O'Dea
Collection: O’Dea Photograph Collection
Date: September 1951
NLI Ref.: ODEA 5/34
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons