The Fire-Engine of Castlerea

Roscommon. After driving for an hour we stopped at a garage to ask directions, and I noticed this. It dates from 1937. Chassis and V8 engine by Ford. Coachwork by… a blind guy with a headache, apparently. It’s long retired of course, but the garage owner said they still take it out for runs occasionally. Only short ones though, as it does about four miles to the gallon. The thing must’ve had to carry more petrol than water. Which is sub-optimal.


2 thoughts on “The Fire-Engine of Castlerea

  1. My comment is a very undisguised attempt to contact Richard Chapman: my name is Ronan Smith and I am trying to make contact with whoever drew the artwork for the publicity materials on the musical show I Keano. I have a lead that it might be Richard Chapman, so if it is and if this message is getting to him, could he email me at the address supplied below ?


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