1901 - “Edison’s Latest Discovery – Electric Living Pictures” “Toft’s Show at Tramore Races”

Electricity was first introduced into Ireland in 1880 with the installation of the first public electric street lamp outside the offices of the Freeman’s Journal on Prince’s Street in Dublin. The same year the Dublin Electric Light Company was formed to provide public street lighting from three coal-fired power plants. Some twenty years on, electricity was still a novelty, as evidenced by its prominence in this advertisement for a proto-cinema attraction put on by Toft’s Show at Tramore Races.

Image: NLI POOLEWP 0358

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