Carlow rural areas

The table below lists the 17 rural areas in Co Carlow in the order they were connected – for example, Tinryland was the 4th rural area in Ireland out of 792 to receive electricity under the scheme. This table also includes 5 rural areas that cross Carlow’s county boundaries: Killinure, Co Wicklow; Killeshin, Co Laois; Castlewarren, Co Kilkenny; Knockananna, Co Wicklow; and Coone, Co Kilkenny.

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

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

No. Area Start End Poles Line Consumers
4 Tinryland Dec 1947 Apr 1948 913 87 km 268
41 Muinebeag
AKA Muinebeg
Aug 1948 Apr 1959 1563 136 km 274
126 Milford Jul 1950 Dec 1950 559 47 km 150
141 Rathoe Aug 1950 Jun 1951 1259 113 km 328
162 Lisnavagh Dec 1950 Oct 1951 889 81 km 93
218 Killeshin Jun 1952 Jan 1953 598 57 km 175
297 Killinure Aug 1953 Jun 1954 1050 103 km 258
458 Kildavin Sep 1955 Jun 1956 1491 131 km 212
460 Myshall Sep 1955 Jun 1956 1122 105 km 150
461 Fighting Cocks Sep 1955 Sep 1956 499 49 km 65
506 Ballymurphy Dec 1955 Oct 1956 1242 103 km 169
576 Glynn Nov 1956 Mar 1957 743 64 km 130
592 Knockannana Jul 1957 Apr 1958 1014 99 km 260
619 Coone
AKA Coon; Coan
Jun 1958 May 1959 1257 121 km 270
673 Garrettstown Nov 1959 Mar 1961 1435 129 km 320
730 Clonmore Mar 1961 Dec 1962 1070 88 km 340
750 Castlewarren Mar 1962 Aug 1963 980 93 km 199

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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