Laois rural areas

The table below lists the 22 rural areas in Co Laois in the order they were connected – for example, Clonaslee was the 15th rural area in Ireland out of 792 to receive electricity under the scheme. This table also includes 2 rural areas that cross Laois’ county boundaries: Kilmoney, Co Kildare; and Coone, Co Kilkenny.

To view the original map used to plan the Laois (AKA Queen’s County) rural areas, click here.

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

No. Area Start End Poles Line Consumers
15 Clonaslee Dec 1947 Aug 1948 891 73 45
128 Ballybrittas
AKA Leighlinbridge
Aug 1950 Jun 1951 1262 103 200
163 Kilmoney Dec 1950 Nov 1951 759 63 275
197 Errill Feb 1952 Sep 1952 1047 96 191
218 Killeshin Jun 1952 Jan 1953 598 57 175
255 Raheen Jan 1953 Apr 1954 1195 109 171
327 Ballylynan
AKA Ballylinan
Jun 1954 Jun 1955 1305 114 380
384 Arless Sep 1954 Nov 1955 1154 107 240
459 Camross Sep 1955 Apr 1956 1091 98 169
462 Cullahill
AKA Cullohill
Sep 1955 Jun 1956 1225 101 280
510 Shanahoe Dec 1955 Nov 1956 1004 88 215
559 Timahoe Apr 1957 Apr 1958 1317 118 380
561 Clonreher Oct 1956 Jul 1957 981 94 270
619 Coone
AKA Coon; Coan
Jun 1958 May 1959 1257 121 270
640 Ballinakill Nov 1958 Aug 1959 979 92 170
650 Wolfhill Oct 1958 Jul 1959 975 83 175
675 Vicarstown Aug 1959 Aug 1960 1181 106 210
676 Garrymore Aug 1959 Aug 1960 1164 105 290
751 Lisdowney May 1961 Feb 1962 880 81 284
768 Kilcotton Jun 1962 Aug 1963 1001 92 240
769 Cardtown Jun 1962 Aug 1962 Unrecorded Unrecorded 168
780 Castlecuffe Aug 1962 Apr 1964 1134 108 303

 
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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