A 731 foot concrete chimney has been constructed by the ESB as part of a new power station in the Shannon Estuary, in County Clare
This chimney is a milestone in the building of the ESB Moneypoint project and represents a major feat of civil engineering. 3100 cubic metres of concrete were used and the job was finished by 49 men working around the clock for 53 days. The diameter of the base is 57 foot. The structure was specifically designed to cope with the high winds of the Shannon estuary .
Completion of the job was marked by the traditional topping out ceremony including raising the national flag. The foundations have already been poured for a second giant chimney on the site.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 7 October 1981. The reporter is Michael Walsh.