Oldtown switches on again

Oldtown in North Co Dublin was the first rural area connected as part of the Rural Electric Scheme in Jan 1947. Charlie Rooney was there in 1947 and switched on the electricity in this reenactment in Jan 2017.


Rural electrification of Knockananna, Co Wicklow in 1958

Area: Knockananna Started: July 1957 Finished: April 1958 Poles used: 1014 Line used (km): 99 Premises connected: 260 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 the switch on in… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Ballingarry, Co Tipperary in 1949

Area: Ballingarry Started: August 1948 Finished: May 1949 Poles used: 700 Line used (km): 66 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. The advantages of electrification… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Shinrone, Co Offaly in 1949

Area: Shinrone Started: January  1949 Finished: July 1949 Poles used: 931 Line used (km): 77 Premises connected: 203 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 Rural Electrification organisation received… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Ballinlough, Co Mayo in 1952

Area: Ballinlough Started: December 1950 Finished: June 1952 Poles used: 974 Line used (km): 85 Premises connected: 430 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. A comprehensive report… Continue Reading


Rural electrification of Gowna, Co Cavan in 1949

Area: Gowna Started: February 1948 Finished: April  1949 Poles used: 543 Line used (km): 45 Premises connected: 103 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. People came from far… Continue Reading