View of the bath-house in Mallow, with steeply pitched roof, mullioned windows, tall chimneys and timbering. In front of it are a woman, a child playing with a hoop, and a man. In the background tree-tops rise above the roof-line of the building.
Inscribed in Image
|Subject(s)||Architecture, Cities and towns, Manners and customs|
|Keywords(s)||Bathhouses, Children, Men, People, Sports & recreation, Trees, Women|
|Dimensions||7.2 cm x 5.1 cm|
|Published / created||1845|
|Travel Account||The Irish Watering Places|
|Print or manuscript|
|Location of image in copy||p. 221|
|Source copy||National Library of Ireland Ir 61312 k 1|
|Rights||Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland|
Related text from travel account
|The thermal spring of Mallow rises in considerable volume from the base of a limestone hill, and is received into an open marble bason. The water is nearly invariable in temperature and sensible qualities, being little influenced by the seasons or state of the weather, and must therefore come from a considerable depth. The pump-room is a pretty piece of architecture in the pointed Swiss style, correctly represented in the accompanying engraving, and the arrangements for every description of bath are perfect.
[p. 222] The spa has been long celebrated for the cure of pulmonary, chlorotic, stomach, and urinary complaints, although fashion and steam have for the present given another direction to invalids, yet such we believe to be the real value of the water, that the interruption to public favour is likely to be only temporary. [pp. 221-222]