Monday, August 25, 2014

Mappy Monday: Mom's 1953 Europe Road Trip - Last Day in Éire

From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "PLACES VISITED" section:
August 25, Tuesday – Dublin, Éire
Left Dún Laoghaire & went into Dublin to see about shipping car.  Made reservation & went shopping* for tweeds - bought 2 pieces - one gray with blue flecks & yellow flecks in it for Fred** -- one brown with red & white flecks for Charles.**  Had car lubricated & oil changed.  Also tires rotated.  Finally got car on boat - it cost about 12 pounds.  Our passage also cost about 2 pounds each.  These crossings are quite expensive -- at least more than I thought.  Rode train back to Dún Laoghaire where we caught steamer*** for Holyhead [Wales].

* From the PURCHASES section of the trip diary, it indicates Mom bought two cuts, each 4.5 yards, of Donegal tweeds from O'Beirne & Fitzgibbon in Dublin.

** Fred is my dad, Frederick Henry Pape, who my mother was dating at the time.  Charles is my uncle, Charles Guokas III, Mom's brother.

*** According to the "
HOTELS STOPPED AT" section of the trip diary, my mother and her friends spent the night on the steamship Hibernia between Dún Laoghaire and Holyhead this night.

Here are maps showing the places mentioned and rough routes from Edinburg, Scotland to Portrush, Ireland, and from the Giant's Causeway (near Portrush) to Dún Laoghaire (near Dublin):

This is the eighteenth in a series of posts about my mother's 1953 Europe Trip.

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