Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Portarlington Power Station

From Graces Guide
1959.

Portarlington, Co.Laois, Ireland.

This power station was opened in 1950 and was Ireland's first turf-fired generating station designed to make full use of the output of sod peat fuel produced on the adjoining Clonsast bog.[1]

Watch the video documented by British Pathe of the opening ceremony.

At its peak, the station consumed approximately 195,000 tonnes of peat per annum, producing 150 million units of electricity.[2]

For technical information see Portarlington PR Pamphlet,(1970s)

1997 Station was demolished.

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