Connecting Westmeath to the national grid

Electricity in the county before ESB Westmeath 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


Rural electrification of Rochfortbridge, Co Westmeath in 1950

Area: Rochfortbridge Started: July 1949 Finished: February 1950 Poles used: 712 Line used (km): 60 Premises connected: 183 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 February 1950… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Coole, Co Westmeath in 1949

Area: Coole Started: May 1949 Finished: September 1949 Poles used: 641 Line used (km): 57 Premises connected: 60 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