Connecting Donegal to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Donegal had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 28 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 28 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


Donegal rural areas

As promised, we've been working hard behind the scenes to create individual posts for each of the 792 rural areas used in the roll out of the Rural Electrification Scheme. These will be released county by county as they are completed. First up: Co Donegal!


Rural electrification of Malin, Co Donegal in 1957

Area: Malin Started: April 1957 Finished: October 1957 Poles used: 1274 Line used (km): 109 Premises connected: 271 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… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Muff, Co Donegal in 1956

Area: Muff Started: September 1955 Finished: January 1956 Poles used: 607 Line used (km): 50 Premises connected: 160 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. Water pumps were… Continue Reading