An exhibition exploring the many ways in which rural electrification changed the lived experience for Irish women in the 1950s and '60s. Visitors will be able to view consumer goods and advertisements of the era and will hear from those whose lives were intrinsically changed by this dramatic shift in Irish culture.
Morphy Richards iron and packaging
Kitchen Power was developed by the National Museum in partnership with Kingston University, London and the Arts & Humanities Research Council, with support from the ESB, Irish Farmer's Journal, Age & Opportunity and GMIT Letterfrack.
We want to hear your stories about the coming of electricity to rural Ireland.
You can contribute to ongoing research about the impact of rural electrification by adding your memories here
Visit the exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Castlebar, Co. Mayo until July 2020.