The Motorcar in Ireland

1896-1939

Leanne Blaney

Offers an overall historical assessment of the development of the motorcar within Ireland and its role as a modernising force impacting and influencing change on the island between the years 1896-1939.
Date Published :
January 2020
Publisher :
The Liffey Press
Language:
English
Illustration :
90 B&W photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781916099807
Pages : 270
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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Overview
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The motorcar changed Ireland irrevocably. The Motorcar in Ireland will offer an overall historical assessment of the development of the motorcar within Ireland and its role as a modernizing force impacting and influencing change on the island between the years 1896-1939. It also determines the nature of the relationships that developed between the motorcar, the state and the motor industry during this period, and how these groups encouraged or discouraged the development of car culture within Ireland. Demonstrating the impact that the motorcar had, consideration is also paid to how the popularization of the car influenced legislation around road construction and the development of industries subsidiary to the motor industry, including oil.

The Motorcar in Ireland includes illustrations and stories researched from a variety of private and public archives from across Ireland and the UK, including the Royal Irish Automobile Club (RIAC), which brings the fascinating story of the early years of the motorcar to life with great color and humor.

About The Author
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Dr Leeane Blaney is a social and transport historian interested in 20th century Irish history. She lives in Glasgow.

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