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 https://www.dia.ie/. Accessed 13.4.2018.
Rosalind M. Elmes and Michael Hewson, Catalogue of Irish topographical prints and original drawings
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]