Carlingford and Rosstrevor Bay from Fathom Mountain

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

View of Carlingford Bay, with Carlingford village in the distance in the centre of the image.

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 – Carlingford and Rosstrevor Bay. From Fathom Mountain

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Etchings
Subject(s) Cities and towns, Marines
Geographical Location
  • Carlingford Lough - Bay
  • Carlingford - Village
  • Dublin - County
  • Louth - County
Keywords(s) Bays (Bodies of water), Beaches, Boats, Harbours, Horses, Mountains, People, Seas
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. Engraved by Mould & Tod, Edinburgh
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy p. 87
Source copy National Library of Ireland J 91411
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

THE town of CARLINGFORD is a sea-port, situated on the south side of the bay, to which it gives its name. This picturesque spots abounds in fine castellated and monastic remains, the most remarkable of which is Castle Roche, standing on the summit of a rocky hill; it shows the remains of great strength, having been partly demolished by Oliver Cromwell in A.D. 1649. The Bay of Carlingford and the adjacent scenery are of singular beauty; both its north and south shores are lined with villas and white cottages – the resort of bathers; while the luxuriant foliage of the trees, and the magnificent mountains rising behind them, give a great variety and beauty to the scene. On the opposite shore is the neat town of WARRENPOINT, backed by the Mourn Mountains and facing the broad bay. The houses form a square, and in another direction, stretch along the shore towards a convenient quay, which is the station for several sailing and steam-vessels to England and Scotland. A large Wind-Mill stands nearly in the centre of the town, and adds much to its pleasing and picturesque appearance, when viewed from a distance. It is about 4 miles from NEWRY, and vessels whose tonnage is too large to go up Newry river, load and discharge their cargoes at Warrenpoint. [p. 86]
Carlingford and Rosstrevor Bay from Fathom Mountain