Rural electrification of Lombardstown, Co Cork in 1948

Area: Lombardstown
Started: April 1948
Finished: October 1948
Poles used: 1121
Line used (km): 81
Premises connected: 120


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.

The REO News from July 1948 reported on a demonstration held in Lombardstown_Lombardstown1-R.E.O-News-July-1948-PThe REO News from July 1950 had an update on appliance sales in Lombardstown_Lombardstown2-R.E.O.-July-1950-P

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  1. I remember when rural electrification came to my townland of Gortavoher near Lombardstown. I was born in 1942 and raise on a farm that contained a large wood which I roamed through regularly and one day I came across a deep hole in the ground and some unusual glass baubles that I brought home . My parents made me take them back and that image has still stayed with me.

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