Hollywood (From Cultra) County Down

Artist(s) : James Howard Burgess (Draughtsman), [firm of] Mould & Tod (Engraver)

View of the small town of Hollywood, with heavily clad bathers enjoying a dip in the sea. The town, in the background, is composed mainly of two-storey buildings. There are huts, or possibly bathing machines, on the foreshore, and a jetty on stilts, with a kiosk at the end. To the left, on higher ground, are two substantial churches. A cow sitting in a field lends a bucolic note to the scene.

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – Drawn by J.H. Burgess. Eng[rave]d by Mould & Tod Edin[bu]r[g]. Published by Marcus Ward. 6. Corn Market. Belfast
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Hollywood. (From Cultra) County Down.

Image Details

Genre Townscape
Technique Etchings
Subject(s) Cities and towns
Geographical Location
  • Hollywood - Town or city
  • Down - County
  • Ulster - Province
Keywords(s) Beaches, Children, Churches, Livestock, People, Seas, Sports & recreation, Women
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. 71
Source copy National Library of Ireland J 91411
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

THIS pleasant little Watering-place, is situated close to the southern shore of Belfast and Carrickfergus Bay, at about four miles’ distance from Belfast. It is the favourite resort of the inhabitants of the town, as a summer residence; and from its short distance, is well suited as such, to all classes. Immediately adjoining it, is the seat of the LORD BISHOP of Down and Connor; farther along the shore is Ballymenoch House, the seat of THOMAS GREGG, ESQ[.]; and Cultra, the seat of WILLIAM CAIRNS, ESQ., all beautiful places, and well worth a visit. Passing Cultra, the visitor comes to ROCKPORT, a romantic spot, close to the shore, the grounds of which are laid out in a manner well-deserving of notice; – Pic-nic parties, often frequent Rockport, as its proprietor kindly leaves it open to the visits of respectable strangers, who wish to enjoy the beauties of the place, the walks and gardens of which are laid out in a novel and tasteful manner. A little farther, is Crawford’s Burn, the seat of W. SHARMAN CRAWFORD, Esq., one of the best landlords in the Kingdom; – indeed a visit to his property, will at once show that it is well founded, and proves the value of a resident Gentry. Hollywood is 4 miles from Belfast, and 4 from Bangor. [p. 70]
Hollywood (From Cultra) County Down