Sligo rural areas

The table below lists the 26 rural areas in Co Sligo in the order they were connected – for example, Easkey was the 12th rural area in Ireland out of 792 to receive electricity under the scheme. This table also includes 8 rural areas that cross Sligo’s county boundaries: Killasser, Co Mayo; Drumkeeran, Dromahair and Glenade, Co Leitrim; and Ballyfarnon, Cootehall, Kilkeevin and Breedoge, Co Roscommon.

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

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

No. Area Start End Poles Line Consumers
6 Easkey Dec 1947 Apr 1948 1611 115 km 198
39 Strandhill Aug 1948 Jun 1949 1059 83 km 204
40 Drumcliffe Aug 1948 Aug 1949 680 56 km 65
60 Riverstown Jan 1949 Jan 1950 1023 81 km 290
87 Grange Nov 1949 Aug 1950 1266 110 km 110
142 Aclare Aug 1950 Aug 1951 527 46 km Unrecorded
236 Ballyfarnon Oct 1952 Aug 1953 418 34 km 114
303 Coolaney Dec 1953 Mar 1954 677 59 km 33
349 Bunninadden Jun 1954 Jan 1955 1424 129 km 444
396 Mullaghroe Dec 1954 Aug 1955 1712 144 km 539
415 Dromore Apr 1955 Jun 1955 923 82 km 107
469 Skreen Sep 1955 Apr 1956 1290 126 km 288
512 Curry Jun 1956 Aug 1956 1121 106 km 420
556 Killasser Jul 1956 Jan 1957 1404 122 km Unrecorded
585 Castleconnor Apr 1957 Sep 1957 1222 108 km 184
596 Drumkeeran
AKA Drumkeerin
Aug 1957 Jan 1958 957 79 km 290
616 Kesh
AKA Keash
May 1958 Feb 1959 1790 155 km 483
617 Achonry Jan 1958 Jul 1958 1253 115 km 238
666 Cootehall Jan 1959 Jul 1959 1350 118 km 195
720 Dromahair Aug 1960 Apr 1961 1362 117 km 360
763 Drumacool Apr 1962 Jul 1962 1240 113 km 383
765 Clogh Jun 1962 Mar 1963 987 86 km 279
782 Cloonacool Jan 1963 Aug 1963 1343 114 km 347
783 Kilkeevin Oct 1962 Feb 1963 680 62 km 281
784 Glenade Mar 1963 Dec 1963 896 69 km 237
786 Breedoge Jan 1963 Sep 1963 712 67 km 388

 
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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