Tuesday January 28, 2020

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Electricity and its transformative effect on the Irish home are explored in Electric Generations, an exhibition that opened last Wednesday at dlr Lexicon in Dun Laoghaire

8th October, 2017
The electricity arrives at Rosses Point, Co Sligo, November 1947

Electricity transformed the night. Suddenly, darkness could be illuminated with the simple flick of a switch. Towns and villages were no longer shrouded in shadow from dusk until dawn. Street lights combated crime while domestic lighting dramatically altered people’s daily routines. Eyes no longer strained in candlelight and gaslight to complete tasks after sunset, and recreation was revolutionised. The electric lightbulb meant that evenings could be spent reading and sewing, while the later introduction of...

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