Exterior image of a Mayo mud-cabin with smoke coming out of a hole in the slope of the roof. There is one window to the left of the door, and a pile of stones at one gable end.
Inscribed in Image
|Subject(s)||Architecture, Rural life|
|Keywords(s)||Cabins, Cottages, Doors & Doorways, Windows|
|Published / created||1836|
|Travel Account||A Tour round Ireland [Barrow]|
|Print or manuscript|
|Location of image in copy||p. 159|
|Source copy||National Library of Ireland Ir 9141 b 3|
Related text from travel account
|Ballaghaderreen is the end of the first stage, and our road to it was by French Park, so called, I believe, after the family to whom the property belongs, I saw little or no cultivation, and the cabins I passed were for the most part wretched mud hovels, many of them worse than I had yet seen in Donegal or Fermanagh.
[p. 159] [image]
The whole country wore a sad appearance of poverty; and yet, on driving into the above-mentioned little village with a long name, I was much surprised to find the street full of people attending the fair, all well dressed, the men, generally, i [sic] light gray-coloured coats of home-manufactured frize, with large metal buttons; and the women wearing large cloth cloaks with hoods covering the head, some of which were thrown back, and displayed a clean, tidy-looking muslin cap. [pp. 157-158]