Rural memories: Jerry Corbett, Cork

Jerry Corbett joined ESB at the age of 13 in 1932, meaning that he had 52 years of service at the time of his retirement in 1983 – one of the longest serving employees in ESB history. Shortly after the launch of our new website, Jerry’s son Tony got in touch to generously share some of his… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Castlebridge, Co Wexford in 1953

Area: Castlebridge Started: December 1952 Finished: April 1953 Poles used: 950 Line used (km): 70 Premises connected: 54 The figures above were sourced from our REO News magazine. Click here to find out more on what the figures mean. The map above shows the area boundary and is from a digitised version of the original map used during the scheme. A television set was used to… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Mountgordon, Co Mayo in 1953

Area: Mountgordon Started: October 1952 Finished: April 1953 Poles used: 745 Line used (km): 62 Premises connected: 247 The figures above were sourced from our REO News magazine. Click here to find out more on what the figures mean. The map above shows the area boundary and is from a digitised version of the original map used during the scheme. The switch on ceremony in Mountgordon… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Annayalla, Co Monaghan in 1953

Area: Annayalla Started: August 1952 Finished: September 1953 Poles used: 1204 Line used (km): 105 Premises connected: 337 The figures above were sourced from our REO News magazine. Click here to find out more on what the figures mean. The map above shows the area boundary and is from a digitised version of the original map used during the scheme. Annayalla was very dependent on the… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Kilmore, Co Wexford in 1953

Area: Kilmore Started: August 1952 Finished: March 1953 Poles used: 1141 Line used (km): 109 Premises connected: 307 The figures above were sourced from our REO News magazine. Click here to find out more on what the figures mean. The map above shows the area boundary and is from a digitised version of the original map used during the scheme. The REO News from June 1953… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Oylegate, Co Wexford in 1953

Area: Oylegate Started: August 1952 Finished: January 1953 Poles used: 753 Line used (km): 70 Premises connected: 154 The figures above were sourced from our REO News magazine. Click here to find out more on what the figures mean. The map above shows the area boundary and is from a digitised version of the original map used during the scheme. Oylegate was described as a happy… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Whitechurch, Co Wexford in 1953

Area: Whitchurch Started: August 1952 Finished: August 1953 Poles used: 715 Line used (km): 66 Premises connected: 236 The figures above were sourced from our REO News magazine. Click here to find out more on what the figures mean. The map above shows the area boundary and is from a digitised version of the original map used during the scheme. Unfortunately no further information is… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Scotshouse, Co Monaghan in 1953

Area: Scotshouse Started: March 1952 Finished: February 1953 Poles used: 1536 Line used (km): 120 Premises connected: 377 The figures above were sourced from our REO News magazine. Click here to find out more on what the figures mean. The map above shows the area boundary and is from a digitised version of the original map used during the scheme. Some cross border cooperation was required… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Bunratty, Co Clare in 1953

Area: Bunratty Started: August 1952 Finished: April 1953 Poles used: 1295 Line used (km): 107 Premises connected: 320 The figures above were sourced from our REO News magazine. Click here to find out more on what the figures mean. The map above shows the area boundary and is from a digitised version of the original map used during the scheme. Most farmers in Bunratty installed outside… Continue Reading