Connecting Dublin to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Dublin had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 15 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 15 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 Mulhuddart, Co Dublin in 1951

Area: Mullhuddart Started: June 1950 Finished: February 1951 Poles used: 510 Line used (km): 40 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. The REO News from April 1951… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Man-o-war, Co Dublin in 1950

Area: Man-O-War Started: July 1949 Finished: March 1950 Poles used: 787 Line used (km): 64 Premises connected: 211 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 Esker, Co Dublin in 1949

Area: Esker Started: January 1949 Finished: October 1949 Poles used: 310 Line used (km): 24 Premises connected: 1 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 Jobstown, Co Dublin in 1949

Area: Jobstown Started: January 1949 Finished: July 1949 Poles used: 652 Line used (km): 53 Premises connected: 52 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 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 Corduff, Co Dublin in 1952

Area: Corduff Started: June 1951 Finished: February 1952 Poles used: 584 Line used (km): 49 Premises connected: 235 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 March 1952… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Garristown, Co Dublin in 1953

Area: Garristown Started: December 1952 Finished: September 1953 Poles used: 1042 Line used (km): 93 Premises connected: 303 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 demonstrations in Garristown played to… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Kilsallaghan, Co Dublin in 1948

Area: Kilsallaghan Started: November 1946 Finished: January 1948 Poles used: 2132 Line used (km): 113 Premises connected: 357 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. Kilsallaghan Rural Area has… Continue Reading