Connecting Kilkenny to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Kilkenny had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 11 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 11 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 Castlewarren , Co Kilkenny in 1963

Area: Castlewarren Started: March 1962 Finished: August 1963 Poles used: 980 Line used (km): 93 Premises connected: 199 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 Coone , Co Kilkenny in 1959

Area: Coone Started: June 1958 Finished: May 1959 Poles used: 1257 Line used (km): 121 Premises connected: 270 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 1959… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny in 1955

Area: Graiguenamanagh Started: September 1954 Finished: April 1955 Poles used: 828 Line used (km): 79 Premises connected: 125 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. Graiguenamanagh… Continue Reading