Connecting Limerick to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Limerick had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 6 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 6 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


Limerick rural areas

As part of our project to create individual posts for each of the 792 rural areas used in the roll out of the Rural Electrification Scheme, we recently launched the Donegal rural areas online. Next up: Co Limerick!


Rural electrification of Oola, Co Limerick in 1949

Area: Oola Started: January  1949 Finished: August 1949 Poles used: 908 Line used (km): 77 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. Sales were somewhat disappointing… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Caherconlish, Co Limerick in 1949

Area: Caherconlish Started: January 1949 Finished: October 1949 Poles used: 1350 Line used (km): 119 Premises connected: 478 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. Sport and business can mix according… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Pallasgreen, Co Limerick in 1949

Area: Pallasgreen Started: July 1949 Finished: November 1949 Poles used: 962 Line used (km): 77 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 is… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Patrickswell, Co. Limerick in 1948

Area: Patrickswell, Co. Limerick Started: December 1947 Finished: April 1948 Poles used: 1825 Line used (km): 134 Premises connected: 490 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. Work in Patrickswell was not… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Herbertstown, Co Limerick in 1952

Area: Herbertstown Started: October 1951 Finished: June 1952 Poles used: 1131 Line used (km): 104 Premises connected: 334 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 July 1952 issue of… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Hospital, Co Limerick in 1949

Area: Hospital Started: January 1949 Finished: July 1949 Poles used: 955 Line used (km): 86 Premises connected: 350 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. Head office were satisfied with… Continue Reading