The Rural Electrification Office (REO)

42 Merrion Square, Dublin

42 Merrion Square, Dublin

The electrification of rural Ireland was an enormous task, one which required synchronised management of a vast number of people and materials all over Ireland.

In order to ensure its efficient implementation, it was decided that functions needed to be equally divided between the Rural Electrification Office (REO) headquarters in Dublin, and in each local area under construction.

The below infographic outlines the key roles and functions required to implement the scheme between 1946 and 1965. For a more information relating to the scheme itself, check out our summary of the process, or our more detailed explanation of its implementation. Click here to view the original map used to plan the scheme.

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