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 Killygarry, Co Cavan in 1956

Area: Killygarry Started: June 1956 Finished: October 1956 Poles used: 1190 Line used (km): 92 Premises connected: 170 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 November 1956… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Hollyfort, Co Wexford in 1956

Area: Hollyfort Started: July 1956 Finished: November 1956 Poles used: 1094 Line used (km): 93 Premises connected: 210 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. Sales in Hollyfort were good according… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Duagh, Co Kerry in 1956

Area: Duagh Started: July 1956 Finished: October 1956 Poles used: 1132 Line used (km): 97 Premises connected: 99 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. Inclement… Continue Reading