Longford rural areas

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

No. Area Start End Poles Line Consumers
16 Abbeyshrule Dec 1947 Sep 1948 1038 90 km 195
130 Lanesboro
AKA Lanesborough
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
445 Aghnacliffe
AKA Aughnacliffe
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.

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