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FROM 1830 - 1860 > TRANSPORT & TRADE
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  Jaunting Car
The most widely used form of transport in Ireland in the mid 19th century remained the jaunting car. It was popular in both town and ...
  Connaught Mail Ship
The introduction of iron ships meant bigger ships. In the mid 19th century the vast increase in mail across the Irish Sea increased ...
  Butter Market
Farmers made butter at home and then sent it to a butter market. Cork, which had fine grazing land for dairy cattle, produced a lot of ...
Iron ships had an extra advantage over sailing ships because they could carry such heavier cargo. One of the first iron ships built by ...
Clippers were very fast sailing ships widely used in the middle of the 19th century. Their main function was to transport tea from ...
  Dublin Turf Market
This sketch of a turf market in Dublin in the 1830s shows turf being bought and sold. The turf was brought in on donkeys and carried ...
  Market in Cushendall
During these years the area outside Turnly’s Tower, the local jail in Cushendall, was used as a market place. Traders would set up ...
  Private Carriage
Rich landowners still retained their own coach driver and carriage. This was adequate for short journeys.
  Horse-drawn Cart
Most goods were still moved by horse and cart. They also carried goods to and from the rail stations. The image shows carts on Belfast’s ...
  Road Building
In many poor parts of the west public works schemes were engaged in road building during the Famine. Many of these new roads, some of ...

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