Continuing our focus on vehicles, this gallery features a few lorries around Carndonagh, carrying anything from eggs to people.
Egg Lorry in the Diamond, 1929A photo of a lorry transporting eggs travelling through the Diamond in 1929, passing a horse and cart going in the other direction, carrying what looks like bags of flour. The truck may be a Ford Model TT, but will accept corrections!
In the background we can see Callaghan's grocery shop and pub at the top of Bridge Street, Brodbin & Sons bacon curers (later a clothing store), Hirrell's, and Chas. E. Gillespie's Cycle Agents.
Joe Mc Laughlin (Hatter), Bluebird HauliersJoe Mc Laughlin (Hatter) standing beside the Bluebird Hauliers lorry, with three youths on the back of the truck.
After the closure of the train line, there was an increase in demand for hauliers to transport goods. The Mc Laughlin family established the Bluebird Hauliers company to meed this demand, operating out of Chapel Street.
Carndonagh Motor CompanyThe Bluebird Hauliers lorry (IH 941) changed hands and was rebranded to the Carndonagh Motor Company. Here we can see John Doherty (Jack), Joe Mc Laughlin (H) and Charlie Lafferty standing for a photo in front of the truck.
D. Kearney CarrierThe Kearney Family with the D. Kearney Carrier, circa 1930s. Daniel Kearney was very much involved in haulage and transport. Daniel's mother can be seen on the right hand side of the photo. Can you identify the truck, or any of the other passengers?
D. Kearney LorryThe D. Kearney lorry with Ned Houghton and Daniel Kearney in front, and Mickey Gubbins standing on the back of the truck.
Brewster's Bread VanHerbert & Willie Joe Doherty (Billy), Ballyloskey, with Brewster's Bread Van outside Butler's shop on Pound Street.
Oil LorryThe Esso oil lorry, with (L-R) Pat Lynch, Dan Lynch, Pat Doherty (Susie) and Jack Doherty (Armour). The Lynch family had their own mechanic business on Chapel Street, with a petrol pump outside the house. Pat Lynch was well known as a singer and storyteller.
Alcohol Factory LorryIn this photo we can see the lorry owned by the alcohol factory, Monarcana Alcóil na h-Éireann (painted on the side of the van), with (L-R) Jim O'Donnell, Andy Coyle, John Doherty (Jack) and Jack Doherty (Armour).
Carndonagh Motor Company LorryThe Carndonagh Motor Company lorry delivering goods to a factory in Derry.
(L-R) Barney Long, Ned Houten, George Doherty (Saddler), Dan Mc Carron, Henry Doherty, Barney Merricks, Barney McEleney, (Big) Daniel Doherty.
Sitting on top of the lorry are Frank O'Doherty and an unnamed passenger.
If you can identify the lorry, the passenger, or provide any more info on this photo, please add a comment below.
The Kearney CarrierAnother photo of the D. Kearney Carrier.
Ancient Order of HiberniansThis photo features members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians on a visit to Carndonagh, with the lorry being used as a form of public transport, pictured at Bank Place.
The freight lorry was owned by James Harkin of Tiernaleague.
Lorry loads of turf for Alcohol FactoryLorry loads of turf destined for the alcohol factory, visible in the background.
L-R: Tom Farren, Tommy Tully, Barney Bradley, Jack Doherty (Armour), Unknown, Unkown, Henry Mc Daid (Glentogher), Tony Farren and George Coyle.