Organising the rural scheme

Rural Organisation Infographic


42 Merrion Square, Dublin

REO, 42 Merrion Square, Dublin

The electrification of rural Ireland was an enormous task, one which required the synchronised management of a vast number of people and materials all over Ireland. In order to ensure the most efficient implementation, functions were equally divided between the Rural Electrification Office (REO) headquarters in Dublin, and in each local area under construction.

For a more information relating to the scheme itself, check out our summary of the process, or our more detailed explanation of its implementation. Click here to view the original map used to plan the scheme.


For more information, see Michael Shiel’s The Quiet Revolution.