Connecting Mayo to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Mayo had electricity before the establishment of ESB in 1927. ESB’s annual reports record 10 local electricity suppliers in the county — that means 10 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 Ballyglass, Co Mayo in 1954

Area: Ballyglass Started: December 1953 Finished: November 1954 Poles used: 1040 Line used (km): 92 Premises connected: 362 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 Bekan, Co Mayo in 1954

Area: Bekan Started: December 1953 Finished: October 1954 Poles used: 1198 Line used (km): 110 Premises connected: 360 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. Bekan was a pig rearing area… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Pontoon, Co Mayo in 1959

Area: Pontoon Started: September 1958 Finished: January 1959 Poles used: 418 Line used (km): 35 Premises connected: 142 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 Knappagh, Co Mayo in 1961

Area: Knappagh Started: June 1961 Finished: September 1961 Poles used: 271 Line used (km): 22 Premises connected: 63 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 Ballycroy, Co Mayo in 1964

Area: Ballycroy Started: January 1964 Finished: April 1964 Poles used: 265 Line used (km): 56 Premises connected: 182 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 Glenhest, Co Mayo in 1964

Area: Glenhest Started: July 1963 Finished: August 1964 Poles used: 761 Line used (km): 62 Premises connected: 164 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 Shanvaghera, Co Mayo in 1960

Area: Shanvaghera Started: November 1959 Finished: March 1960 Poles used: 1210 Line used (km): 103 Premises connected: 95 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 Mayfield, Co Mayo in 1959

Area: Mayfield Started: August 1959 Finished: November 1959 Poles used: 912 Line used (km): 76 Premises connected: 200 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 Kilvine, Co Mayo in 1958

Area: Kilvine Started: April 1958 Finished: July 1958 Poles used: 495 Line used (km): 44 Premises connected: 85 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 Kilmeena, Co Mayo in 1958

Area: Kilmeena Started: July 1956 Finished: March 1958 Poles used: 825 Line used (km): 73 Premises connected: 218 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 Keelogues, Co Mayo in 1958

Area: Keelogues Started: July 1956 Finished: March 1958 Poles used: 522 Line used (km): 46 Premises connected: 144 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 Glenisland, Co Mayo in 1956

Area: Glenisland Started: June 1956 Finished: October 1956 Poles used: 399 Line used (km): 36 Premises connected: 77 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. Bad weather caused some difficulties in… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Ballygarries, Co Mayo in 1956

Area: Ballygarries Started: June 1956 Finished: August 1956 Poles used: 546 Line used (km): 50 Premises connected: 150 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. Gelignite and perspiration were used to… Continue Reading