Roscommon rural areas

The table below lists the 38 rural areas in Co Roscommon in the order they were connected – for example, Mantua was the 23rd rural area in Ireland out of 792 to receive electricity under the scheme. This table also includes 6 rural areas that cross Roscommon’s county boundaries: Brackloon and Carracastle, Co Mayo; Kesh and Drumacook, Co Sligo; Drumkeeran, Co Leitrim; and Ahascragh, Co Galway.

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

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

No. Area Start End Poles Line Consumers
23 Mantua Jan 1948 Dec 1948 1086 95 km 293
63 Moore Apr 1949 Jun 1949 387 34 km 131
68 Kiltoom Jul 1949 Nov 1949 269 19 km 233
148 Fuerty Dec 1950 Dec 1951 1255 114 km 230
158 Ballinlough Dec 1950 Jun 1952 974 85 km 430
216 Clonark Jun 1952 Nov 1952 688 63 km 244
226 Mount Dillon
AKA Mountdillon
Aug 1952 Jan 1953 688 70 km 262
236 Ballyfarnon Oct 1952 Aug 1953 418 34 km 114
257 Ballymoe May 1953 Jun 1954 1251 115 km 157
258 Glinsk May 1953 Feb 1954 1055 101 km 336
277 Knockcroghery Aug 1953 Apr 1954 1271 127 km 404
319 Ballyforan Dec 1953 Jul 1954 1106 101 km 37
355 Rahara Jun 1954 Oct 1954 764 73 km Unrecorded
372 Creeve Aug 1954 May 1955 1638 146 km 523
385 Taghmaconnell Sep 1954 Apr 1955 950 81 km 186
386 Scramogue Sep 1954 Apr 1955 709 64 km 266
397 Cartron Dec 1954 Nov 1955 1349 122 km 324
433 Kilglass Apr 1955 Nov 1955 896 88 km 70
435 Drumlion Apr 1955 Mar 1956 1739 157 km 475
438 Brackloon Sep 1955 Feb 1956 475 48 km 175
467 Rathallen Sep 1955 Jun 1956 1287 119 km 72
470 Carracastle Sep 1955 Apr 1956 1422 132 km 484
554 Dangan Jul 1956 Aug 1957 1901 171 km 454
555 Tarmon Jul 1956 Sep 1957 1431 132 km 240
596 Drumkeeran
AKA Drumkeerin
Aug 1957 Jan 1958 957 79 km 290
616 Kesh
AKA Keash
May 1958 Feb 1959 1790 155 km 483
636 Mount Delvin Jul 1958 Sep 1958 444 30 km Unrecorded
666 Cootehall Jan 1959 Jul 1959 1350 118 km 195
668 Ballydooly Apr 1959 Oct 1959 1250 105 km 110
688 Tully Oct 1959 Apr 1960 1104 95 km 200
707 Carraghs Apr 1960 Aug 1960 888 76 km 32
722 Edmondstown Feb 1961 Jul 1961 803 70 km 253
761 Ahascragh Jul 1961 Dec 1961 1090 99.8 km 342
763 Drumacool Apr 1962 Jul 1962 1240 113 km 383
764 Lisacul Jan 1962 Aug 1962 1112 86 km 443
774 Tibohine Aug 1962 Feb 1963 1035 93 km 576
783 Kilkeevin Oct 1962 Feb 1963 680 62 km 281
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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