Saturday 28 September 2013

The car in the picture, a Wolseley Siddeley has an association with Lissadell in Co. Sligo The car was purchased new in 1910 by Sir Joscelyn Gore-Booth, the brother of Countess Markievicz. At this time when one purchased a car, it was necessary that you employed a chauffeur to drive it, so the family felt that Pat Kilfeather came with the car.  The car was used by the family up until 1939 when it was sold. The car eventually ended up in the Motor Museum in Cork until it was sold in 2006 for €46,000.

Possible Portrait of Joscelyn Gore Booth by Sarah Purser (Image Copyright - Adams Auctioneers)
Lissadell House in Sligo the former home of the Gore Booths (Image Copyright- David Hicks)


  1. Fab Car. Same make as this?

  2. On second thoughts, the shape of the radiator grille is not quite the same.