Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sentimental Sunday: Mom's 1953 Europe Road Trip - Irish Milk Carts

From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "PLACES VISITED" section:
August 24, Monday – Road between Limerick and Dún Laoghaire[Éire]
Drove to Tipperary and Clonmel and thence north to Dublin.  Went through some pretty countryside - especially noticed milk carts drawn by donkeys.  Children without socks on and barefoot.  Dirty faces.  Couldn't get place to stay in Dublin so drove to Dún Laoghaire & after much looking & telephoning managed to get room on seaside.*  Checked with boat sailings and have decided to go to Holyhead on night boat which will save hotel bill.

According to the "HOTELS STOPPED AT" section of the trip diary, my mother and her friends stayed at the Ardeen Hotel in Dún Laoghaire this night.
Irish Boys and Milk Cart, October 1962 / Don O' Brien / CC BY 2.0

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

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