Oldtown switches on again

Oldtown in North Co Dublin was the first rural area connected as part of the Rural Electric Scheme in Jan 1947. Charlie Rooney was there in 1947 and switched on the electricity in this reenactment in Jan 2017.

Dan Bonfield

Meet 78 year old bachelor Dan Bonfield of Gurteeny, Woodford, Co. Galway. Dan installed  one light during the Rural Electrification Scheme so he could play cards with his neighbours.