Sandymount Strand, Sandymount, Dublin 4.
Ann Marie Boylan writes:
At lunchtime yesterday. FIVE of these went racing past. Gardai arrived soon after these were taken…
A ‘Ringsend Car’.
The vehicles in your Sandymount Chase post reminded me of the original ‘Ringsend cars’ once used to transport passengers across the soggy mudflats of Dublin Bay – a stretch described by one visitor as ‘one of the most horrible stinks of filth I have ever encountered‘.
The cars were simply made and consisted of a frame formed with an axle between two wheels and a bench supported on two shafts slung between them. A bumpy ride!
Francis Elrington Ball, in his History of Dublin, records extremely competitive races by the car drivers on Sandymount strand on their days off.
Pic: South Dublin Libraries