Kildare rural areas

The table below lists the 25 rural areas in Co Kildare in the order they were connected – for example, Kill was the 14th rural area in Ireland out of 792 to receive electricity under the scheme. This table also includes 8 rural areas that cross Kildare’s county boundaries: Kilclone, Co Meath; Bishopswood, Co Laois; Garrettstown, Co Carlow; Valleymount and Gormanstown, Co Wicklow; and Ballylynan, Arless and Vicarstown, Co Laois.

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

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

No. Area Start End Poles Line Consumers
14 Kill Dec 1947 Sep 1948 1235 89 km 200
59 Ballitore Jan 1949 Jul 1949 923 51 km 191
154 Rathmore Dec 1950 Oct 1951 1050 91 km 200
163 Kilmoney Dec 1950 Nov 1951 759 63 km 275
181 Suncroft Jun 1951 Apr 1952 1146 105 km 385
182 Allen Jun 1951 Mar 1952 671 53 km 260
194 Prosperous Feb 1952 Jan 1953 1132 93 km 250
212 Valleymount May 1952 Apr 1953 1045 90 km 218
229 Kilclone Oct 1952 Jul 1953 1143 92 km 176
234 Clonsast Oct 1952 Jun 1953 707 64 km 178
235 Kildangan Oct 1952 Aug 1953 1324 114 km 300
266 Donadea May 1953 Apr 1954 964 85 km 85
298 Kilmead Aug 1953 Oct 1954 1278 109 km 276
326 Kealstown Jun1954 Aug 1954 759 67 km 150
327 Ballylynan
AKA Ballylinan
Jun 1954 Jun 1955 1305 114 km 380
353 Carbury Jun 1954 Apr 1955 1070 104 km 330
381 Moorfield Sep 1954 Feb 1955 480 45 km 100
383 Moyvalley Sep 1954 Jul 1955 696 67 km 210
384 Arless Sep 1954 Nov 1955 1154 107 km 240
529 Gormanstown Jul 1956 Feb 1957 1427 122 km 270
591 Bishopswood Jul 1957 Nov 1957 360 32 km 90
613 Lullymore Dec 1957 Nov 1958 701 63 km 225
673 Garrettstown Nov 1959 Mar 1961 1435 129 km 320
675 Vicarstown Aug 1959 Aug 1960 1181 106 km 210
713 Coolane Oct 1960 Sep 1961 1261 112 km 220

 
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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