Clos-up of Letts, Son & Co. London 1883 Map of Dublin showing "Road from Naas" along the blue tram route line. Map available online at http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/js95yj

Close-up of Letts, Son & Co. London 1883 Map of Dublin showing “Road from Naas” along the blue tram route line. Map available online at http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/js95yj

The Naas Road, what is referred to on at least two nineteenth-century maps of Dublin as the “Road from Naas,” is the route by which the race cars of “After the Race” enter the city: “The cars came scudding in towards Dublin, running evenly like pellets in the groove of the Naas Road” (42).

Running diagonally from southwest to northeast, the Naas Road is now just one section of the major N7 highway connecting Limerick and Dublin. Parts of the original road’s route, including the section the cars traveled along Inchicore Square, are no longer part of Naas Road proper but have been reassigned the R110 Road. The 1903 Gordon Bennet cup race, which the cars would have just competed in, was held in County Kildare, southwest of both Dublin and Naas.

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  1. […] within a story. At approximately 17 kilometers (or about 10.5 miles), the route stretches from Naas Road, on the western outskirts of Dublin, all the way to the harbors in the sea at Kingstown. To cover […]

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