Enniskerry, Wicklow

Artist(s) : Thomas Creswick (Draughtsman), James Tibbitts Willmore (Engraver)

View of Enniskerry, in Co. Wicklow, from the opposite side of the Glencullen River, with the main road leading into the village across a bridge. In the foreground a girl or woman is approaching the viewer with a basket or bucket on her head. There are cows on the bridge, and several figures beyond it, walking along the main street of the village. The Sugarloaf Mountain dominates the background.

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – T. Creswick. / J. T. Willmore. / Printed by Alfred Adlard.
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Enniskerry, Wicklow.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Etchings
Subject(s) Cities and towns, Nature, Rural life
Geographical Location
  • Enniskerry - Village
  • Wicklow - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Bridges, Lands, Livestock, Mountains, Peasants, People, Rivers, Women
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 11.2 cm x 13.5 cm
Published / created 1837

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Ireland Picturesque and Romantic
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy opp. p. 54
Source copy National Library of Ireland Ir 9141 r 15
Alternative source

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Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Bray is certainly worth a visit, if only for the sake of Brayhead, otherwise I should have had no occasion to enter the village at all. Before reaching it, or crossing the river which divides the counties of Dublin and Wicklow, the mail-coach road turns off to the right, and conducts the traveller to within a short distance of the village of Enniskerry. This is a neat and finely situated little place. The annexed view is not only poetical, but so correct in the details, that I amused myself by letting some
of the inhabitants point out their own individual // houses. The one in the centre of the piece, at the right hand corner of the bridge, is the hotel, and a very good village hotel it is. The Sugarloaf mountain in the distance dominates the scene. [pp. 54-55]
Enniskerry, Wicklow