Connecting Galway to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Galway had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 13 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 13 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


Galway rural areas

On to Connaught! Next up in our series of individual posts for each of the 792 rural areas used in the roll out of the Rural Electrification Scheme, Co Galway.


Rural electrification of Kilconly, Co Galway in 1956

Area: Kilconly Started: September 1955 Finished: October 1956 Poles used: 1598 Line used (km): 140 Premises connected: 445 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… Continue Reading