Rural electrification of Athea, Co Limerick in 1956

Area: Athea
Started: December 1955
Finished: June 1956
Poles used: 996
Line used (km): 90
Premises connected: 180

Athea Map Tralee

The figures above were sourced from our REO News magazine. Click here to find out more on what the figures mean. The map above shows the area boundary and is from a digitised version of the original map used during the scheme.

Rock, bog, water and the weather caused some difficulties in Athea according to The REO News from November 1956Athea-REO-News-Nov-19560005

For more information on other rural areas in Co Limerick, click here.

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