Better sort of Connaught cabin

Artist(s) : John Barrow (Draughtsman), James Lee (Engraver)

Wood engraving of a dwelling in Connaught. Front view of a thatched, stone-built cabin with smoke coming out of the chimney. There is a small window on either side of the front door.

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – Lee

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Wood engravings
Subject(s) Architecture, Rural life
Geographical Location
  • Clydagh, near Headford - Named locality
  • Galway - County
  • Connaught - Province
Keywords(s) Buildings, Cabins, Cottages, Doors & Doorways, Windows
Colour Monochrome
Published / created 1836

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account A Tour round Ireland [Barrow]
Contributor(s)
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy p. 263
Source copy National Library of Ireland Ir 9141 b 3
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Related text from travel account

Many of the cottages we passed [between Clydagh and Galway] were very wretched, but in no part of Ireland was I more struck with the listless indifference of the inhabitants with regard to their dwellings, Here were stones scattered about, enough to build comfortable cabins for half the population of the county. It requires but little skill, where the materials are at hand and so abundant, to place the together and construct a decent wall that would keep out the weather: but here they were tottering in every direction, except that of a right line; and so scanty in substance, as to lead one to suppose that the stones were private property, and the people not allowed to touch them. I send you a hasty sketch of one of the very best. [p. 262]
Better sort of Connaught cabin