The table below lists the 17 rural areas in Co Longford in the order they were connected – for example, Abbeyshrule was the 16th rural area in Ireland out of 792 to receive electricity under the scheme. This table also includes 4 rural areas that cross Longford’s county boundaries: Rathowen, Streete, Ballymore and Tang, Co Westmeath.
To view the original map used to plan the Longford rural areas, click here.
Click on the links below to read more about each rural area
|16||Abbeyshrule||Dec 1947||Sep 1948||1038||90 km||195|
|Aug 1950||Aug 1951||557||45 km||190|
|193||Kilashee||Oct 1951||May 1952||1105||105 km||105|
|202||Drumlish||Mar 1952||Nov 1952||1071||103 km||214|
|239||Clonbroney||Dec 1952||Jun 1953||1282||120 km||421|
|320||Ballinamuck||Dec 1953||Nov 1954||1672||158 km||245|
|388||Rathowen||Sep 1954||Jan 1956||885||72 km||207|
|389||Legan||Sep 1954||Aug 1955||1080||93 km||162|
|398||Abbeylara||Dec 1954||Dec 1955||1193||103 km||200|
|Sep 1955||Apr 1956||1156||94 km||133|
|446||Streete||Sep 1955||Jun 1956||920||74 km||200|
|527||LeggaAKA Leggagh||Jul 1956||Nov 1956||1650||137 km||100|
|528||Dring||Jul 1956||Oct 1957||773||65 km||111|
|570||Ballymore||Dec 1956||May 1957||1190||93 km||237|
|571||Tang||Apr 1957||Oct 1957||1230||100 km||150|
|598||Moydow||Oct 1957||Feb 1958||905||87 km||105|
|599||Kilcommock||Oct 1957||Apr 1958||1550||122 km||120|
For more information on the roll out of the Rural Electrification Scheme, click here, or browse our top rural electrification stories here.