Rural electrification of Bere Island, Co Cork in 1958

Area: Bere Island
Started: July 1957
Finished: April 1958
Poles used: 358
Line used (km): 29
Premises connected: not recorded

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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.

A report from The REO News from September 1957 gives some insight into the difficulties faced with getting supplies to Bere IslandBere-Island-1-REO-News-Sept-19570015The REO News from July 1958 contained a pictorial record of the work on Bere IslandBere-Island-2-REO-News-July-19580013

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