Connecting Carlow to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Carlow had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 4 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 4 individuals or companies who had permits to commercially supply electricity to 3 or more homes and businesses in their local area. The reports do… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Myshall, Co Carlow in 1956

Area: Myshall Started: September 1955 Finished: June 1956 Poles used: 1122 Line used (km): 105 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 was a problem… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Glynn, Co Carlow in 1957

Area: Glynn Started: November 1956 Finished: March 1957 Poles used: 743 Line used (km): 64 Premises connected: 130 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… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Killdavin, Co Carlow in 1956

Area: Kildavin Started: September 1955 Finished: June 1956 Poles used: 1491 Line used (km): 131 Premises connected: 212 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… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Killinure, Co Wicklow in 1954

Area: Killinure Started: August 1953 Finished: June 1954 Poles used: 1050 Line used (km): 103 Premises connected: 258 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… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Muinebeag, Co Carlow in 1949

Area: Muinebeag Started: August 1948 Finished: April 1949 Poles used: 1563 Line used (km): 136 Premises connected: 274 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 report about farm lighting in The… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Garrettstown, Co Carlow in 1961

Area: Garrettstown Started: November 1959 Finished: March 1961 Poles used: 1435 Line used (km): 129 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. Unfortunately no further information… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Lisnavagh, Co Carlow in 1951

Area: Lisnavagh Started: December 1950 Finished: October 1951 Poles used: 889 Line used (km): 81 Premises connected: 93 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. Annual leave and harvesting caused… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Rathoe, Co Carlow in 1951

Area: Rathoe Started: August 1950 Finished: June 1951 Poles used: 1259 Line used (km): 113 Premises connected: 328 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 Rathoe crew… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Milford/Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow in 1950

Area: Milford/Leighlinbridge Started: July 1950 Finished: December 1950 Poles used: 559 Line used (km): 47 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. The REO News… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Tinryland, Co Carlow in 1948

Area: Tinryland Started: December 1947 Finished: April 1948 Poles used: 913 Line used (km): 87 Premises connected: 268 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. Small business owners and farmers… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Ballymurphy, Co Carlow in 1956

Area: Ballymurphy Started: December 1955 Finished: October 1956 Poles used: 1242 Line used (km): 103 Premises connected: 169 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. Rocky ground and tree clad… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Fighting Cocks, Co Carlow in 1956

Area: Fighting Cocks Started: September 1955 Finished: September 1956 Poles used: 499 Line used (km): 49 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. Redesign and re-costing were… Continue Reading