Rural electrification of Kilsaran, Co Louth in 1952

Area: Kilsaran
Started: June 1951
Finished: March 1952
Poles used: 934
Line used (km): 83
Premises connected: 223


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.

Switching on the 55,000th consumer, 29 January 1952. Fr McEvoy, Parish Priest, switching on the Parish Hall in Kilsaran, accompanied by Frank Aiken TD, Minister for External Affairs, as well as ESB representatives: RF Browne, Chairman; WF Roe and PJ Dowling.

The Switch on ceremony in Kilsaran was a special occasion as it also marked the fifth anniversary of the start of the rural scheme and was reported on extensively in The REO News from February 1952Kilsaran-1-R.E.O.-February-1952-P