Dunluce Castle and White Rocks

Artist(s) : James Howard Burgess (Draughtsman)

View of Dunluce Castle, on the left-hand side, with the White Rocks stretching away in the background.

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – Drawn by J.H. Burgess. Pub[lishe]d. by M. Ward, Belfast.
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Dunluce Castle & White Rocks, Co. Antrim.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Etchings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture, Marines, Nature
Geographical Location
  • Dunluce Castle - Castle
  • Antrim - County
  • Ulster - Province
Keywords(s) Castles, Cliffs, Ruins, Seas
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 14.5 cm x 23 cm
Published / created 1853

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Illustrations of the North of Ireland
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy p. 47
Source copy National Library of Ireland J 91411
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

IMMEDIATELY adjoining DUNLUCE CASTLE, and Two Miles distance from PORT-RUSH, are the curious lofty Headlands of Limestone, with their remarkable Caves or fissures, formed by the continual surging of the Atlantic. The tourist will be well rewarded by a stroll among these fantastic-shaped excavations, with their pebbly shores. The adjoining Strand, forms a most delightful drive, during the recess of the tide; and in the Summer month, parties of equestrians and others, may be seen taking the advantage which the firm sand affords for such healthful exercise. These Promontories are accustomed haunt of sea-gulls and other birds, and the ledges of rocks are at some seasons, literally covered with their snowy plumage, and the air is rent by their terrific shrieks. The principal headland is called “Long Gilbert,” and being the easiest of ascent, is much in request by pic-nic parties from adjoining bathing lodges. Immediately opposite in the bay, three miles distance, are the immense rocks called the Skerries, rising full 80 feet above the waters, and forming a complete breakwater for vessels at anchorage there. It has been affirmed that one of the Spanish Armada, in wandering up the Coast, with hostile feelings towards the fortifications of Dunluce, was completely wrecked on the most eastward of these Islands. [p. 46]
Dunluce Castle and White Rocks