Started: December 1952
Finished: June 1953
Poles used: 1282
Line used (km): 120
Premises connected: 421
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 August 1953 reports on the scheme in Clonbroney
The Clonbroney scheme began a month after my birth.Did it include the village of Ballinalee or was it done earlier?Any information on my query greatly appreciated.
Hi Declan, thanks for getting in touch! Ballinalee was indeed included under the Rural Electrification Scheme – if you zoom in far enough on the original map using the link above (it’s a little faded), you can see it towards the North East boundary of the area.
Thanks again for that clarification.So I was born into the light of the future!!