Lunar electrification

On the 47th anniversary of Apollo 11’s first manned mission to the moon, the August 1958 issue of REO News printed a cartoon which speaks to the success of the Rural Electrification Scheme. REO Gallery REO News contains a variety of different articles, stories, anecdotes and cartoons relating to rural electrification. Check out a selection… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Knockananna, Co Wicklow in 1958

Area: Knockananna Started: July 1957 Finished: April 1958 Poles used: 1014 Line used (km): 99 Premises connected: 260 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. Apparently the switch on in… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Moylagh, Co Meath in 1958

Area: Moylagh Started: August 1958 Finished: November 1958 Poles used: 637 Line used (km): 58 Premises connected: 65 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


Rural electrification of Rockcorry, Co Monaghan in 1958

Area: Rockcorry Started: May 1958 Finished: December 1958 Poles used: 1366 Line used (km): 120 Premises connected: 432 The figures above were sourced from our REO News magazine. Clickhere 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


Rural electrification of Ballyhaise, Co Cavan in 1958

Area: Ballyhaise Started: May 1958 Finished: November 1958 Poles used: 1200 Line used (km): 101 Premises connected: 98 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


Rural electrification of Rassan, Co Cavan in 1958

Area: Rassan Started: April 1958 Finished: August 1958 Poles used: 835 Line used (km): 75 Premises connected: 180 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