Arklow Castle, Wicklow

Low vantage-point view of the ruins of Arklow castle, its surrounding walls and adjacent buildings, above the Avoca River.

This image was inserted by Miss Hammill in the manuscript diary of her travels in Wales and Ireland (1828-1829).
The bottom border has been cropped and lacks the usual inscription ‘Drawn on stone by J.D. Harding from a Sketch by Robert O'Callaghan Newenham Esqr. Printed by C. Hullmandel.’ It appeared in Robert O'Callaghan Newenham, Picturesque views of the Antiquities of Ireland. Drawn on stone by J.D. Harding, from the sketches of R. O'C. Newenham. Vol. 1 (London: T. & W. Boone, 1830). The 112 views in the two volumes of this work had appeared in numbers each containing 8 lithographs, published by Ackerman, Strand, London, and Hodges & McArthur, Dublin, in 1826.

Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720-1940, at Accessed 13.4.2018.
Rosalind M. Elmes and Michael Hewson, Catalogue of Irish topographical prints and original drawings

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Lithographs
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites
Geographical Location
  • Arklow Castle - Castle
  • Arklow - Town or city
  • Wicklow - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Antiquities, Archaeological sites, Castles, Cliffs, Livestock, Rivers, Ruins, Sheep
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 14.5 cm x 21.4 cm
Published / created 1826

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Diary of travels in Wales and Ireland
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy opp p. 40
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 34,290/1
Alternative source

This is a link to a digital copy hosted by an external website.
Rights National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Arklow is a neat market town and near it stand the ruins of a castle once the seat of the Earls of Ormond to whom it still gives the title of Baron; there is also a Barrack capable of accommodating a large body of troops. In the Irish rebellion of 1798 a sharp engagement was fought at Arklow where the rebels were defeated by Gen. Needham. – We now returned to the Ovoca Inn changed horses and reluctantly bid adieu to this romantic and Arcadian valley. [p. 40]
Arklow Castle, Wicklow