Artist(s) : James Howard Burgess (Draughtsman)

View of Rosstrevor or Rostrevor, with people walking along a coastal road in the foreground, and the village further off, against a backdrop of mountains. Other features include men busy with small boats on the shore, and the Ross Monument, an imposing Egyptian obelisk, on slightly elevated ground.

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – Drawn by J. H. Burgess. Pub[lishe]d by M. Ward, Belfast
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Rosstrevor.
  • Instructions to binder – To face page 23.

Image Details

Genre Townscape
Technique Etchings
Subject(s) Cities and towns
Geographical Location
  • Rostrevor, Co. Down - Village
  • Down - County
  • Ulster - Province
Keywords(s) Boats, Fishing, Lakes & ponds, Mountains, People, Women
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 14.5 cm x 23 cm
Published / created 1853

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Illustrations of the North of Ireland
Note Drawn by James Howard Burgess.
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy p. 83
Source copy National Library of Ireland J 91411
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

THE tourist wishing to visit the beautiful village of ROSSTREVOR, after leaving the town of NEWRY, will be delighted with the drive along the banks of the Newry water, all the way being full of interest. On the opposite side of the river, stands the ruined Castle of Narrow Water; and on the rising ground above it, is the residence of RODGER HALL, Esq., one of the principal proprietors of the district, and whose mansion, – one of the most splendid in Ireland, – is surrounded with finely grown timber trees. A little farther on, is the village of WARRENPOINT; and lying about 2½ miles to eastward, is the lovely village of ROSSTREVOR. This most picturesque spot, offers strong temptation to visitors, who desire to enjoy the beauties of nature, or whish for tranquil and healthful retirement. It is protected from the cold northern blast, by the Mourne mountains, which rise towering up immediately behind it, and hanging, as it were, on the sea. It is surrounded by villas, and cottages, in the midst of full grown trees, and the sides of the mountain are teeming with innumerable streamlets rippling down into the valley. Its truly liberal owner, DAVID ROSS, Esq. (M.P. for Belfast), has bestowed much care on it, and under his fostering hand, – it is now one of the most happy and prosperous looking spots to be found any where in Ireland. The ascent to the top of the Mourne mountains well repay the toil required; – what from the valley seems a small peak, will be found to be a large flat of several acres. The magnificent prospect stretches on one hand, over the countries of Down and Antrim, and far as Lough Neagh, and on the other, towards the Hill of Howth; and sea-ward, in clear weather, may be seen the Isle of Man, and the English coast; while below, the valley of Rosstrevor, Warrenpoint, and the river winding up to Newry, contribute to produce an impression on the mind not easily effaced. Rosstrevor is 7 miles, from Newry, and 35 miles from Belfast. [p. 82]