Dublin and Cork fire brigade appliances.
We were not sure if this photo was for our the Irish War of Independence or the Irish Civil War albums so we did not add it to either. We are no confident to change the date and add this to the Irish war of Independence album thanks to information supplied by Carol Maddock
She tells us that on Sunday 12th December 1920 a Dublin Fire Brigade contingent were conveyed by the special train to Cork to help with the fires during the Burning of Cork
Tells us that the Dublin vehicle is a Leyland, "In 1909 the Chief Fire Officer of Dublin arrived at the Leyland works and told the astounded company that he had decided that they built the finest petrol truck chassis in the country, and that nothing but the best would be good enough for his proposed new fire engine. Though Leyland protested that they knew nothing of fire engine design, the astute fireman had come armed with his own ideal specification and Leyland agreed to build his engine"
Photographer: W. D. Hogan
Collection: Hogan-Wilson Collection
Date: 12th or 13th December 1920
NLI Ref.: HOGW 143
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons