Galway rural areas

The table below lists the 64 rural areas in Co Galway in the order they were connected – for example, Ardrahan was the 11th rural area in Ireland out of 792 to receive electricity under the scheme. This table also includes 5 rural areas that cross Galway’s county boundaries: Cong, Co. Mayo; Ballyvaughan and Boston, Co. Clare; and Ballyforan and Mount Delvin, Co. Roscommon.

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

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

No. Area Start End Poles Line Consumers
11 Ardrahan Dec 1947 Jul 1948 958 66 km 208
38 Killimor Aug 1948 Apr 1949 997 86 km 282
45 Dunmore Sep 1948 Apr 1949 1022 74 km 286
54 Spiddal Jan 1949 Sep 1949 373 28 km 101
106 Oughterard
AKA Moycullen
Mar 1950 Oct 1950 926 70 km 286
114 Glenamaddy Apr 1950 Apr 1951 1801 134 km 497
127 Mountbellew Aug 1950 Apr 1951 1019 84 km 210
129 Aughrim Aug 1950 Mar 1951 659 60 km 118
133 Headford Aug 1950 Nov 1951 1530 140 km 571
134 Cong Aug 1950 Nov 1951 925 79 km 269
149 Laurencetown Dec 1950 Jul 1951 850 81 km 193
157 Castlegar Dec 1950 Nov 1951 294 24 km 90
192 Portumna
AKA Killeen;
Killeen-Portumna
Oct 1951 Apr 1952 831 75 km 210
213 Ballyvaughan May 1952 Apr 1953 1147 105 km 409
214 Woodford May 1952 Sep 1953 1380 118 km 344
244 Clifden Dec 1952 Oct 1953 882 73 km 284
256 Menlough Mar 1953 Aug 1953 879 74 km 200
267 Annaghdown Jun 1953 Mar 1954 952 92 km 362
268 Ballymacward Jun 1953 Nov 1953 481 43 km 145
276 Ballinamore Aug 1953 Apr 1954 898 85 km 270
281 Abbeyknockmoy Aug 1953 Apr 1954 1635 147 km 344
284 Looscaun Aug 1953 Dec 1953 597 52 km 147
310 Cummer Dec 1953 May 1954 935 91 km 180
311 Gorteen Dec 1953 Nov 1954 1541 138 km 400
313 Cill Chiarain
AKA Cill Chiaran;
Cill Ciarain;
Kilkieran
Dec 1953 Jan 1955 384 32 km 114
314 Rosmuc Dec 1953 Oct 1954 512 43 km Unrecorded
315 Roundstone Dec 1953 Jul 1955 963 83 km 265
319 Ballyforan Dec 1953 Jul 1954 1106 101 km 37
344 Turloughmore Jun 1954 Mar 1955 1534 133 km 352
377 Kiltiernan Sep 1954 Jul 1955 727 69 km 197
378 Kilkerrin Sep 1954 Jul 1955 1194 114 km 350
379 Gortymadden Sep 1954 Sep 1955 856 78 km 201
380 Kilrickle
AKA Kilreakle
Sep 1954 Jul 1955 935 84 km 240
410 Kilcoona Dec 1954 Dec 1955 1028 93 km 294
411 Cnoc Breac
AKA Cnoc Breach
Dec 1954 Jun 1955 914 92 km 229
413 Belclare Dec 1954 Mar 1956 1006 89 km 234
414 Kiltulla Dec 1954 Sep 1955 848 34 km 1
439 Killannin Sep 1955 Nov 1955 366 33 km 94
440 Liskeevy Sep 1955 Feb 1956 670 68 km 90
441 Cloonberne
AKA Clonbern
Sep 1955 Oct 1955 874 85 km 210
442 Kilbeacanty Sep 1955 Feb 1956 1499 136 km 353
443 Killian Sep 1955 Mar 1956 783 70 km 140
474 Maree Sep 1955 Mar 1956 694 62 km 165
475 Barnaderg Sep 1955 Dec 1955 442 42 km 150
476 Kilconiernan
AKA Kilconieron;
Kilconierin
Sep 1955 May 1956 712 65 km 118
477 Kilconly Sep 1955 Oct 1956 1598 140 km 445
478 Kinvarra
AKA Kinvara
Sep 1955 Mar 1956 611 53 km 70
485 Killure Dec 1955 Jun 1956 587 54 km 80
496 Derrydonnell Dec 1955 Jul 1956 615 57 km 95
497 Brownsgrove Dec 1955 May 1956 1040 94 km 125
499 Cleggan Dec 1955 Jun 1956 500 48 km 35
500 Letterfrack Dec 1955 Apr 1957 991 92 km 283
518 Boston Jun 1956 Oct 1956 631 60 km 90
521 Cornamona Jun 1956 Dec 1956 608 50 km 141
549 Killeenadeema Jul 1956 Jan 1957 634 54 km 122
551 Leenane Jul 1956 Oct 1957 1046 89 km 142
553 Carraroe Jul 1956 Oct 1957 1018 82 km 362
614 Ballyconneely Apr 1958 Jun 1958 108 8 km 44
636 Mount Delvin Jul 1958 Sep 1958 444 30 km Unrecorded
664 Leitrim Feb 1959 Jun 1959 673 59 km 456
726 Lettermore Aug 1960 Jun 1961 828 68 km 248
761 Ahascragh Jul 1961 Dec 1961 1090 100 km 342
771 Clontuskert Jan 1962 May 1962 998 84 km 259
776 Clonfert Jun 1962 Nov 1962 657 60 km 169

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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