Someone said :
Apparently there still are houses that aren't connected. I was on Inishbofin during the summer and the woman manning the reception was telling us that some houses still don't have electicity. If you can believe that!
Yes, I certainly can. As recently as 1981, almost 10 percent of housing in Ireland still did not have an indoor bathroom or indoor running water. Most of rural Ireland was electrified between the 1930s and the early 1960s but the offshore islands were not given electricity until much, much later.
But back on topic, anyone else got any memories or experiences of the wren boys?