Connemara Pig

Artist(s) : Thomas Colville Scott (Draughtsman)

Sketch of head of Connemara pig.

Tim Robinson (p. 97) notes that this drawing was copied from an illustration in Mr and Mrs S.C. Hall’s Ireland: its Scenery, Character, &c., Vol. III (London, 1843).

Source: Tim Robinson, A Survey of the Martin Estate (Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 1995).

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – "Connemara Pig"

Image Details

Genre Animal painting
Technique Pencil works
Subject(s) Agriculture, Rural life
Geographical Location
  • Connemara - Region
  • Galway - County
  • Connaught - Province
Keywords(s) Livestock, Pigs
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 4.2 cm x 2.8 cm
Published / created 1835

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. 43
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 49525
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

About 15,000 acres of land passed under our review today, being the most extensive inspection we have yet made. There is little variety in the quality of the Lands; notwithstanding the immence area, – the greater part consisting of mountain pasture, and sound Bog: but six or seven good stock farms could be formed here. Highland Cattle is the kind of stock best suited to the localities, but in some instances, Dairy Cows might be kept. A good trunk road runs through the district, with a few relief branches diverging from it, and these could be cheaply continued to the sites of the buildings necessary for the Tenants. [pp. 42-43]
Connemara Pig