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An early motor car at Ross House, Ross, Co Galway, 1898-99

1870/1870

National Library of Ireland

National Library of Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

In the late nineteenth century, motor cars were a novel and very expensive curiosity and a fashionable form of recreation, rather than a practical form of transport. Petrol stations for example were few in number. Here, members of the Martin family at Ross House are on the car, which was housed in the stables when not in use.

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  • Title: An early motor car at Ross House, Ross, Co Galway, 1898-99
  • Date: 1870/1870
  • Location: Ross, County Galway, Ireland

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