Dooeyher Bay

Artist(s) : Thomas Colville Scott (Draughtsman)

View of Dooeyher bay, with two figures (probably a man and a woman) standing on the shore, with their backs towards the viewer, looking across the sea. Other figures on the shore are moving a boat. Another boat is in the water. Mountains stretch in the distance.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – "Dooeyher Bay"

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Pencil works
Subject(s) Marines, Nature
Geographical Location
  • Dooyeher - Village - Location is approximated to the coordinates of the village.
  • Galway - County
  • Connaught - Province
Keywords(s) Beaches, Boats, Fishing, Mountains, People, Seas, Shawls, Women
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 5.9 cm x 6 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. 32
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 49525
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

There is a ‘Dallas School’ planted on the edge of a beautiful little inlet, or cove called ‘Dooeyher Bay’. I saw the infant Scholars at play, – the sea lay still around them, the bright sun sparkled in the placid waters, and all looked like the calm peace of innocence. Yet, even here, the imagination was called upon to conjure up a hundred scenes of wreck, for this was the very garner of the wrecker’s harvest; and oft in midnight darkness, has many a hardy seaman struggled his last struggle with the remorseless ocean, and many a dauntless soul has winged its heavenward flight, amidst the wild and howling elements, in this lone spot, – / ‘Leaving a vacant tenement, / with its weather beaten hand, / Strewn like a weed of ocean / On the ribb’d sea sand.’ [pp. 31-32]
Dooeyher Bay