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First Car Registered in Limerick was in 1904

First Car Registered in Limerick was in 1904

The first car registered in Limerick was on 1st January 1904 by James Perry Goodbody. It was a white Renault H, license plate TI.1


James Perry Goodbody was a member of the Society of Friends, he was born in Offaly County (Laois) on 22 March 1877. He was married to Jane Frances Bond. He was the owner of Bannatynes Flour Mill (later Ranks) on the Dock Road. He died on 21 March 1952.

By 1911 the TI 1 was being used as commercial vehicle for Bannatynes. The car and number plate were decommissioned in 1914. The number plate TI 1 was transferred to a motor bike owned by Rev Walter Watkins Pitchford of Lamport, Northamptonshire on 15 November 1916.

Registration of Motor Vehicles, 1904-1982 – Handwritten

Owner of Limerick city registered motor vehicles, 1911 – Typed

Owners of Limerick county registered motor vehicles, 1911 – Typed

Owners of Limerick registered motor vehicles, 1912-1914 – Typed


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Sharon Slater

Sharon Slater is the owner and operator of the Limerick's Life website. She has been researching and collecting information regarding Limerick history and genealogies since her early teens. She obtained a Masters degree in Local History at the University of Limerick.

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