1930s booklet on electricity at home from ESB

This booklet, available through ESB Showrooms around the country in the 1930s, describes the features of an electric home and gives examples of what one unit of electricity can do. We look forward to bringing you more booklets, brochures and pamphlets as we work through the digitisation process.  


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 Killavaney, Co Wicklow in 1955

Area: Killavaney Started: June 1954 Finished: March 1955 Poles used: 1134 Line used (km): 99 Premises connected: 340 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… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Enfield, Co Meath in 1954

Area: Enfield Started: May 1953 Finished: January 1954 Poles used: 1182 Line used (km): 108 Premises connected: 250 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. It was anticipated that milking… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Kildangan, Co Kildare in 1953

Area: Kildangan Started: October 1952 Finished: August 1953 Poles used: 1324 Line used (km): 114 Premises connected: 300 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 October… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Kealstown, Co Kildare in 1954

Area: Kealstown Started: June 1954 Finished: August 1954 Poles used: 759 Line used (km): 67 Premises connected: 150 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. There were some difficulties with… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Kiltoom, Co Roscommon in 1949

Area: Kiltoom Started: July 1949 Finished: November 1949 Poles used: 269 Line used (km): 19 Premises connected: 233 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 July 1950… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Moore, Co Roscommon in 1949

Area: Moore Started: April 1949 Finished: June 1949 Poles used: 387 Line used (km): 34 Premises connected: 138 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 sales van was busy… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Shandon, Co Waterford in 1949

Area: Shandon Started: January 1949 Finished: December 1949 Poles used: 1213 Line used (km): 102 Premises connected: 347 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 sales van proved to be… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Newcastle, Co Dublin in 1949

Area: Newcastle Started: May 1948 Finished: March 1949 Poles used: 905 Line used (km): 73 Premises connected: 290 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. Domestic appliances were in… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Dundrum, Co Tipperary in 1950

Area: Dundrum Started: March 1950 Finished: July 1950 Poles used: 1096 Line used (km): 98 Premises connected: 226 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 August… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Mullingar, Co Westmeath in 1950

Area: Mullingar Started: December 1949 Finished: September 1950 Poles used: 706 Line used (km): 65 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. The REO News from September 1950… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Clonbroney, Co Longford in 1953

Area: Clonbroney Started: December 1952 Finished: June 1953 Poles used: 1282 Line used (km): 120 Premises connected: 421 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 August… Continue Reading