Lynch's House, Galway Town

Artist(s) : Thomas Colville Scott (Draughtsman)

Pencil drawing of Lynch's Castle in Galway, with elaborate masonry features. There are people walking or standing in the street in front of the building. A man trundles a small handcart or barrow from right to left.
Tim Robinson notes that the image was copied from an engraving in Mr and Mrs S.C. Hall’s Ireland: its Scenery, Character, &c., Vol. III (London, 1843).
Source: Connemara after the Famine: Journal of a Survey of the Martin Estate, 1853 by Thomas Colville Scott. Edited & Introduced by Tim Robinson (Dublin: Lilliput Press, 1995), p. 94.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Lynch's House, Galway Town (Spanish architecture)

Image Details

Genre Townscape
Technique Pencil works
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture, Cities and towns
Geographical Location
  • Lynch's Castle, Galway - Named locality
  • Galway - Town or city
  • Galway - County
  • Connaught - Province
Keywords(s) Castles, People
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 7 cm x 8 cm
Published / created 1853

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Ireland: Journal of a visit to Connemara
Note Thomas Colville Scott
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy [par1]v
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 49525
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Put up at the ‘Railway Hotel’, a gigantic building, just opened to the public. In the afternoon, walked round the town, which contains some fine Squares, many good houses, with a dense, and to infer from the crowded state of the streets, an idle population. [p. 4]
Lynch's House, Galway Town