Connecting Louth to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Louth had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 4 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 4 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 Tallanstown, Co Louth in 1950

Area: Tallanstown Started: July 1949 Finished: April 1950 Poles used: 846 Line used (km): 69 Premises connected: 249 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 Togher, Co Louth in 1952

Area: Togher Started: March 1952 Finished: June 1952 Poles used: 530 Line used (km): 46 Premises connected: 104 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. Togher… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Reaghstown, Co Louth in 1955

Area: Reaghstown Started: August 1954 Finished: August 1955 Poles used: 758 Line used (km): 66 Premises connected: 121 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 October… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Cooley, Co Louth in 1950

Area: Cooley Started: July 1948 Finished: February 1950 Poles used: 2045 Line used (km): 181 Premises connected: 1010 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… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Ardee, Co Louth in 1955

Area : Ardee Started: June 1954 Finished: April 1955 Poles used: 960 Line used (km): 88 Premises connected: 300 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. Apparently there where some difficulties… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Haggardstown, Co Louth in 1949

Area: Haggardstown Started: January 1949 Finished: December 1949 Poles used: 1098 Line used (km): 99 Premises connected: 450 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. Farm animals in Haggardstown had a… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Termonfeckin, Co Louth in 1949

Area: Termonfeckin Started: December 1947 Finished: March 1949 Poles used: 1492 Line used (km): 130 Premises connected: 509 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. Termonfeckin will always be associated… Continue Reading