Erne Hydro Electric Scheme

The Erne Hydro Electric Scheme was the largest construction project of its time in Ireland, bringing a workforce of approximately 1,500 to the town of Ballyshannon.
Construction began in 1946, with building the dams at Cliff and Cathaleen’s Fall, and ended in 1955 with the commissioning of a second turbine at Cliff Station. It also required the destruction of a late seventeenth-century bridge, a number of nearby country houses including Camlin Castle, Stonewold, Laputa and Cliff House and a number of other dwellings