Donegal rural areas

The table below lists the 45 rural areas in Co Donegal in the order they were connected – for example, Rossnowlagh was the 25th rural area in Ireland out of 792 to receive electricity under the scheme.

To view the original map used to plan the Donegal rural areas, click here.

Click on the links below to read more about each rural area

No. Area Start End Poles Line Consumers
25 Rossnowlagh Feb 1948 Apr 1949 928 73 km 211
143 Mountcharles Aug 1950 May 1951 880 721 km 160
144 Dunkineely Aug 1950 Aug 1951 460 39 km 28
146 Raphoe Oct 1950 Jan 1952 766 61 km 161
164 Kilcar Dec 1950 Mar 1952 822 71 km 248
183 Ardara Jun 1951 Apr 1953 1451 112 km 562
184 Burt Jun 1951 Dec 1952 843 70 km 281
185 Manor Jun 1951 Aug 1952 1130 91 km 37
237 Carrigans Oct 1952 Jun 1953 1159 96 km 117
238 Killygordan Oct 1952 Apr 1954 1172 111 km 436
287 Rathmelton Aug 1953 Apr 1954 635 64 km 101
288 Rathmullan Aug 1953 Feb 1955 952 97 km 415
346 Carrigart Jun 1954 Feb 1955 1330 125 km 316
347 Glencolmcille
AKA Glencolumcille
Jun 1954 Dec 1954 880 73 km 200
370 Gweedore Aug 1954 Jul 1955 1155 108 km 370
371 Drumkeen Aug 1954 May 1955 975 94 km 283
395 Kerrykeel
AKA Carrowkeel
Dec 1954 Sep 1955 935 85 km 284
434 Rosses Apr 1955 Mar 1956 1231 109 km 430
436 Portsalon Apr 1955 Nov 1955 1205 105 km 304
471 Dungloe Sep 1955 Oct 1956 996 78 km 325
472 Gortahork Sep 1955 Apr 1956 914 78 km 353
473 Muff Sep 1955 Jan 1956 607 50 km 150
501 Clonmany Dec 1955 Sep 1956 1085 102 km 425
502 Desertegney Dec 1955 Jun 1956 1417 128 km 410
522 Arranmore Jun 1956 Sep 1956 456 33 km 325
523 Falcarragh Jun 1956 Jul 1956 806 71 km 120
524 Glenfin Jul 1956 May 1957 1408 116 km 340
543 Dunfanaghy Jul 1956 Oct 1956 738 61 km 130
563 Carndonagh Jul 1956 Dec 1956 1154 99 km 565
564 Creeslough Jul 1956 Jan 1957 553 43 km 68
565 Pettigo Jul 1956 Oct 1958 755 66 km 140
566 New Mills Jul 1956 May 1957 587 54 km 169
579 Malin Apr 1957 Oct 1957 1274 109 km 271
580 Barnesmore Apr 1957 Oct 1957 940 79 km 49
600 Derrydruel Oct 1957 Jun 1958 1053 88 km 247
601 Culdaff Oct 1957 Apr 1958 1222 105 km 313
623 Moville Mar 1958 Aug 1958 610 47 km 354
625 Drung May 1958 Dec 1958 1077 94 km 127
649 Doobally Oct 1958 Jan 1959 399 35 km 105
655 Churchill
AKA Church Hill
Dec 1958 Sep 1959 1927 183 km 413
690 Fintown Sep 1959 Apr 1960 1219 102 km 248
691 Glengesh Jan 1960 Aug 1960 812 74 km 113
715 Croagh Aug 1960 Apr 1961 1612 149 km 318
736 Letterbarra Feb 1961 Jul 1961 820 70 km Unrecorded
752 Tievebrack May 1961 Aug 1961 1092 97 km 283

For more information on the roll out of the Rural Electrification Scheme, click here, or browse our top rural electrification stories here.

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