Leitrim rural areas

The table below lists the 21 rural areas in Co Sligo in the order they were connected – for example, Carrigallen was the 19th rural area in Ireland out of 792 to receive electricity under the scheme. This table also includes 4 rural areas that cross Leitrim’s county boundaries: Dangan, Co Roscommon; Clogh, Co Sligo; and Dowra and Blacklion, Co Cavan.

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

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

No. Area Start End Poles Line Consumers
19 Carrigallen Dec 1947 Aug 1948 779 58 km 168
186 Kiltyclogher Jun 1951 Aug 1952 788 67 km 156
269 Dromod Jun 1953 Dec 1953 989 86 km 5
348 Kinlough Jun 1954 Oct 1954 521 41 km 160
432 Drumshanbo
AKA Drumshambo
Apr 1955 Aug 1955 511 22 km 277
513 Ballintogher Jun 1956 Aug 1956 1181 102 km 63
530 Farnaght Jul 1956 Oct 1956 2028 158 km 83
554 Dangan Jul 1956 Aug 1957 1901 171 km 454
596 Drumkeeran
AKA Drumkeerin
Aug 1957 Jan 1958 957 79 km 290
665 Dowra Apr 1959 Aug 1959 784 75 km 174
684 Drumreilly Aug 1959 Mar 1960 1506 124 km 292
685 Killarga Jun 1959 Nov 1959 875 km 76 205
698 Blacklion Oct 1959 May 1960 1350 125 km 310
706 Edergole Apr 1960 Dec 1960 1558 129 km 316
720 Dromahair Aug 1960 Apr 1961 1362 117 km 360
721 Kiltubrid Dec 1960 Jul 1961 1360 115 km 207
753 Corlough May 1961 Sep 1961 1229 100 km 320
765 Clogh Jun 1962 Mar 1963 987 86 km 279
784 Glenade Mar 1963 Dec 1963 896 69 km 237
789 Rossinver Sep 1963 May 1964 1071 86 km 261
790 Drumdoo Aug 1963 Jul 1964 1555 137 km 430

 
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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