Rural electrification of Patrickswell, Co. Limerick in 1948

Area: Patrickswell, Co. Limerick
Started: December 1947
Finished: April 1948
Poles used: 1825
Line used (km): 134
Premises connected: 490


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.

Work in Patrickswell was not completed without having to overcome some problems as described in the May 1948 issue of The REO News._Patrickswell-R.E.O.-News-May-1948-PBut of course there was always a sporting event of some kind or other to relieve the stress as reported in The REO News from March 1948.Patrickswell2-R.E.O.-March-1948-PThe wiring of a rural area was only the beginning, the next step was encouraging the purchase of appliances and some needed less encouragement than others as reported in The REO News from January 1950.Patrickswell3-R.E.O.-January-P

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