Ballynahinch Castle and River

Artist(s) : Thomas Colville Scott (Draughtsman)

View of Ballynahinch Castle looking north across the Owenmore river. The building stands on a hill in the middle distance, surrounded by trees. There is a rowing boat on the river, and a branch of a tree floating in the foreground.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Ballynahinch Castle & River

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Pencil works
Subject(s) Architecture
Geographical Location
  • Ballynahinch Castle - Castle
  • Galway - County
  • Connaught - Province
Keywords(s) Boats, Buildings, Castles, Mansions, People, Rivers, Trees
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 8.5 cm x 7.4 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. 35
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 49525
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Sunday, Feby. 13th
Remained at Ballynahinch to-day to muse over the incidents of the week, and view the Policy grounds attached to the Castle. There is a good field, not of land, but of rocks and water, to work upon, and the scene might be made truly a ‘Highland House’; but up to the present time, the cutting and carving that has taken place, and the unfinished and poverty stricken state of everything around the Castle, has only weakened the natural romanticness of the spot. [p. 35]
Ballynahinch Castle and River