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 Ballywilliam, Co Wexford in 1957

Area: Ballywilliam Started: July 1956 Finished: February 1957 Poles used: 1130 Line used (km): 101 Premises connected: 246 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 April 1957… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Lislin, Co Cavan in 1957

Area: Lislin Started: May 1957 Finished: October 1957 Poles used: 1254 Line used (km): 125 Premises connected: 167 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 September 1957… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Killann, Co Wexford in 1957

Area: Killann Started: April 1957 Finished: November 1957 Poles used: 1530 Line used (km): 135 Premises connected: 309 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 January 1958… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Foulksmills, Co Wexford in 1957

Area: Foulksmills Started: April 1957 Finished: September 1957 Poles used: 881 Line used (km): 77 Premises connected: 134 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 Annaroe, Co Monaghan in 1957

Area: Annaroe Started: March 1957 Finished: October 1957 Poles used: 1392 Line used (km): 120 Premises connected: 365 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 available… Continue Reading