Westmeath rural areas

The table below lists the 25 rural areas in Co Westmeath in the order they were connected – for example, Multyfarnham was the 5th rural area in Ireland out of 792 to receive electricity under the scheme. This table also includes 2 rural areas that cross Westmeath’s county boundaries: Tober and Durrow, Co Offaly.

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

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

No. Area Start End Poles Line Consumers
5 Multyfarnham Dec 1947 Apr 1948 898 74 km 214
65 Coole May 1949 Sep 1949 641 57 km 60
69 Rochfortbridge Jul 1949 Feb 1950 712 60 km 183
83 Tyrrellspass Sep 1949 Apr 1950 667 59 km 58
84 Killucan
AKA Killucan-Kinnegad
Sep 1949 May 1950 1363 118 km 220
88 Mullingar Dec 1949 Sep 1950 706 65 km 180
123 Delvin May 1950 Oct 1950 972 84 km 104
125 Ballynacarrigy
AKA Ballynacargy
Jul 1950 Dec 1950 654 60 km 120
201 Glasson Mar 1952 Jul 1952 795 69 km 118
245 Collinstown Jan 1953 Aug 1953 796 77 km 40
318 Dysart Dec 1953 Nov 1954 1337 103 km 250
356 Turin Jun 1954 Nov 1954 792 74 km 90
387 Finnea Sep 1954 Jun 1955 490 48 km 56
388 Rathowen Sep 1954 Jan 1956 885 72 km 207
444 Milltownpass Sep 1955 Feb 1956 1290 115 km 324
446 Streete Sep 1955 Jun 1956 920 74 km 200
484 Streamstown Dec 1955 Oct 1956 1043 89 km 100
525 Horseleap Jul 1956 Mar 1957 821 79 km 220
526 Tober Jul 1956 Oct 1956 785 76 km 1
570 Ballymore Dec 1956 May 1957 1190 93 km 237
571 Tang Apr 1957 Oct 1957 1230 100 km 150
572 Moydrum Mar 1957 Oct 1957 1455 131 km 76
627 Clonmellon Mar 1958 Sep 1958 1185 108 km 105
644 Durrow Oct 1958 Apr 1959 1450 114 km 130
689 Ballinahown Aug 1959 Jan 1960 1170 109 km 291

 
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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