Artist(s) : Thomas Colville Scott (Draughtsman)

View of Clifden from below. River and bridge on the left-hand side of the image. A waterfall descends under the town on the left. Houses creep up a mountain above it, and are also visible against mountains that stretch further in the background. According to Tim Robinson the image was copied from an engraving in Ms and Mrs S.C. Hall’s Ireland: its Scenery, Character, &c., Vol. III (London, 1843). (A Survey of the Martin Estate. Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 1995, p. 96).

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – 'Clifden' & a rapid behind the Town

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Pencil works
Subject(s) Cities and towns, Nature
Geographical Location
  • Clifden - Town or city
  • Galway - County
  • Connaught - Province
Keywords(s) Bridges, Mountains, Rivers, Waterfalls
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 11 cm x 11 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 p. 24
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 49525
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Our Irish Guides having thus thrown us out of our calculations, we were left in darkness on this puzzeling spot, and thinking our only chance of reaching the car, almost four miles off, – was by keeping along the sea shore which is indented like the edge of a saw, or the teeth of a crocodile, it may easily be guessed how many miles we walked, ‘thus worming it along’, – before we arrived at our destination. We did so, however, after an arduous struggle, to the great surprise of the Carman, who could hardly believe that Englishmen were capable of overcoming difficulties which, he assured us, were considered not a trifle, even to a ‘born native’! / Changing horses at Clifden amidst a crowd of the before mentioned smutty faces, we proceed to Ballynahinch Castle, where we arrived at 11 p.m. [pp. 23-24]