Kerry rural areas

The table below lists the 47 rural areas in Co Kerry in the order they were connected – for example, Ballymacelligot was the 10th rural area in Ireland out of 792 to receive electricity under the scheme. This table also includes 1 rural area that crosses Kerry’s county boundaries: Glenbaun, Co Limerick.

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

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

No. Area Start End Poles Line Consumers
10 Ballymacelligot Dec 1947 Apr 1948 998 90 km 35
28 Fenit Apr 1948 Aug 1948 1172 93 km 248
43 Ardfert Aug 1948 Apr 1949 1078 82 km 207
80 Causeway Jul 1949 Mar 1950 661 56 km 56
100 Ballyheigue Jan 1950 Jun 1950 673 61 km 163
101 Ardoughter Jan 1950 Sep 1950 709 63 km 146
120 Abbeydorney Apr 1950 Dec 1950 961 88 km 104
167 Ahafona Apr 1951 Feb 1952 846 74 km 173
198 Castlegregory Feb 1952 Jul 1952 933 75 km 253
198A Cloghane Aug 1953 Mar 1954 598 53 km 111
215 Shinnagh May 1952 Oct 1952 744 64 km 162
240 Kileentierna Dec 1952 Jun 1953 1185 107 km 211
263 Annascaul May 1953 Nov 1953 641 54 km 137
289 Gneeveguilla
AKA Gneevaguilla
Aug 1953 Apr 1954 604 50 km 138
290 Kilgarvan Aug 1953 Jun 1954 526 42 km 111
291 Lispole Aug 1953 Jan 1954 579 50 km 182
337 Cordal Jun 1954 Oct 1954 1886 157 km 300
338 Ballydonoghue Jun 1954 Jun 1955 1088 91 km 113
340 Lixnaw Jun 1954 Apr 1955 1316 113 km 429
374 Knocknagoshel Sep 1954 Mar 1955 1315 114 km 200
376 Aghadoe Sep 1954 Jun 1955 1120 91 km 23
429 Glenflesk Apr 1955 Sep 1955 750 63 km Unrecorded
430 Ballylongford Apr 1955 Oct 1955 1332 90 km 36
453 Listowel Sep 1955 Mar 1956 1045 88 km 245
454 Firies Sep 1955 Feb 1956 1567 133 km 196
479 Beaufort Dec 1955 Oct 1956 738 61 km 130
480 Milltown Dec 1955 Jul 1956 1396 115 km 237
531 Cahirciveen Jul 1956 Oct 1956 1145 89 km 309
532 Duagh Jul 1956 Oct 1956 1132 97 km 99
533 Barraduff Jul 1956 Feb 1958 2054 174 km 600
567 Keel Jul 1956 Mar 1957 1271 136 km Unrecorded
568 Tarbert Jul 1956 Feb 1957 740 61 km 196
569 Moyvane Jul 1956 Jul 1957 1117 92 km 327
575 Waterville Nov 1956 Dec 1956 439 30 km Unrecorded
577 Kenmare Mar 1957 Jan 1958 265 13 km 266
610 Brosna Dec 1957 Jun 1958 1272 113 km 156
624 Glenbeigh Feb 1958 Oct 1958 1392 112 km 319
645 Templenoe Oct 1958 Apr 1959 737 59 km 87
646 Sneem Jan 1959 Aug 1959 730 59 km 111
686 Rathea Dec 1959 Oct 1960 1941 161 km 231
687 Portmagee Aug 1959 Oct 1960 1677 136 km 475
723 Ballyferriter Oct 1960 May 1961 865 72 km 70
724 Ballydavid Apr 1961 Sep 1961 543 44 km 86
744 Glenbaun Jul 1961 Oct 1961 857 70 km 476
760 Kilorglin Aug 1962 Mar 1963 682 56 km 197
781 Caherdaniel Aug 1962 Jun 1964 1211 98 km 370
785 Tuosist Jul 1963 Sep 1964 1258 101 km 242

 
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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