Rural electrification, Killasser, Mayo, 1957

Area: Killasser
Started: July 1956
Finished: January 1957
Poles used: 1404
Line used (km): 122
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.

The REO News from March 1957 reports that there were no major difficulties in KillasserKilasser-REO-News-Mar-19570005

Photographs of ESB crews, Killasser, Swinford, County Mayo

We have to thank John Scully and his family for sharing these wonderful photographs of his grandfather Willie Scully and fellow ESB colleagues erecting poles for the rural electrification scheme in Killasser.

Bottom centre, Willie Scully and ESB Crew, Killasser, Swinford, Mayo
ESB crew, Killasser, Swinford, Mayo
ESB crew, Killasser, Swinford, Mayo
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  1. Very interesting reading about the electrification of my father’s home village of Killasser. He informed me that my Grandfather: William Scully worked on the Killasser rural electrification, horse drawing poles to their locations and erecting them. Would you have any records of him working on the Killasser and Swinford electrification schemes.

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