Mayo rural areas

The table below lists the 56 rural areas in Co Mayo in the order they were connected – for example, Murrisk was the 18th rural area in Ireland out of 792 to receive electricity under the scheme. This table also includes 5 rural areas that cross Mayo’s county boundaries: Headford and Leenane, Co Galway; Bunninadden and Castleconnor, Co Sligo; and Ballinlough, Co Roscommon.

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

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

No. Area Start End Poles Line Consumers
18 Murrisk Dec 1947 Sep 1948 671 51 km 160
64 Knock Apr 1949 Dec 1949 464 37 km 154
76 Hollymount Jul 1949 Apr 1950 1125 81 km 251
79 Ballycastle Jul 1949 Jan 1950 562 46 km 62
119 Bohola Apr 1950 Apr 1951 1438 113 km 393
133 Headford Aug 1950 Nov 1951 1530 140 km 571
134 Cong Aug 1950 Nov 1951 925 79 km 269
135 Belcarra Aug 1950 Apr 1951 837 63 km 314
158 Ballinlough Dec 1950 Jun 1952 974 85 km 430
177 Crossboyne Jun 1951 Dec 1951 384 30 km 66
178 Achill Jun 1951 Feb 1953 1425 115 km 767
179 Mulrany Jun 1951 Aug 1952 1248 98 km 360
233 Mountgordon Oct 1952 Apr 1953 745 62 km 247
282 Ballintober
AKA Ballintobber;
Ballintuber
Aug 1953 Apr 1954 1045 93 km 352
283 Ballyheane Aug 1953 Jan 1954 393 35 km 55
285 Tourmakeady Aug 1953 Jul 1954 537 37 km 108
286 Knockmore Aug 1953 Apr 1954 1557 139 km 566
308 Ballyglass Dec 1953 Nov 1954 1040 92 km 362
309 Bekan Dec 1953 Oct 1954 1198 110 km 360
312 Killawalla Dec 1953 Mar 1955 1060 96 km 332
321 Aughamore Dec 1953 Aug 1954 1310 115 km 395
322 Ardagh Dec 1953 Sep 1954 1128 102 km 300
345 Askillaun Jun 1954 Mar 1955 837 81 km 280
349 Bunninadden Jun 1954 Jan 1955 1424 129 km 444
369 Killedan Aug 1954 May 1955 1049 91 km 180
394 Midfield Dec 1954 Nov 1955 2131 184 km 670
412 Creevagh Dec 1954 Dec 1955 772 76 km 150
437 Attymass Apr 1955 Jan 1956 2111 160 km 595
438 Brackloon Sep 1955 Feb 1956 475 48 km 175
468 Moygownagh Sep 1955 Aug 1956 1897 168 km 178
470 Carracastle Sep 1955 Apr 1956 1422 132 km 484
498 Mayo Abbey Dec 1955 Jun 1956 1406 140 km 122
511 Lahardane Jun 1956 Feb 1957 1622 134 km 318
519 Ballygarries Jun 1956 Aug 1956 546 50 km 150
520 Glenisland Jun 1956 Oct 1956 399 36 km 77
550 Keelogues Jul 1956 Mar 1958 522 46 km 144
551 Leenane Jul 1956 Oct 1957 1046 89 km 142
552 Kilmeena Jul 1956 Mar 1958 825 73 km 218
556 Killasser Jul 1956 Jan 1957 1404 122 km Unrecorded
557 Emlefad Jul 1956 Jan 1957 1470 130 km 317
558 Belmullet Jul 1956 Jan 1957 679 53 km 211
585 Castleconnor Apr 1957 Sep 1957 1222 108 km 184
593 Geesala
AKA Gweesalia
Sep 1957 Dec 1957 896 66 km 185
602 Toomore Oct 1957 Apr 1958 1418 124 km 453
615 Pontoon Sep 1958 Jan 1959 418 35 km 142
618 Glencastle Jan 1958 Apr 1958 546 47 km 24
628 Kilvine Apr 1958 Jul 1958 495 44 km 85
633 Fallmore May 1958 Aug 1958 738 64 km 169
634 Moyrahan May 1958 Aug 1958 200 16 km Unrecorded
653 Glenamoy Aug 1958 Mar 1959 1213 104 km 417
677 Mayfield Aug 1959 Nov 1959 912 76 km 200
697 Shanvaghera Nov 1959 Mar 1960 1210 103 km 95
746 Knappagh Jun 1961 Sep 1961 271 22 km 63
754 Kilmovee Apr 1961 Sep 1961 1471 138 km 532
791 Glenhest Jul 1963 Aug 1964 761 62 km 164
792 Ballycroy Jan 1964 Apr 1964 265 56 km 182

 
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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