The Ferry at Passage, Cork

Artist(s) : Thomas Creswick (Draughtsman), Samuel Fisher (Engraver)

View of ferry docking on the River Lee, near Passage West, Co. Cork. In the foreground, on the left-hand side, a girl is collecting water from the river. An older woman is standing behind her. Further in the distance and to the right two women and a child are standing. The river stretches in the distance. Several boats and ships are visible, and houses are on either bank.

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – T. Creswick. / S. Fisher. / Printed by Alfred Adlard.
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – The Ferry at Passage, Cork.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Etchings
Subject(s) Marines, Nature, Rural life, Transportation
Geographical Location
  • Passage West - Town or city
  • Cork - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Boats, Children, Hats, Passengers, Peasants, People, Rivers, Shawls, Ships, Women
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 10.6 cm x 13.2 cm
Published / created 1837

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Ireland Picturesque and Romantic
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy opp. p. 188
Source copy National Library of Ireland Ir 9141 r 15
Alternative source

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Related text from travel account

Further on, on the same side, is the village of Passage, just where the island of Cove, planting itself in the middle of the estuary, leaves only a narrow channel. This channel is what, I presume, is called the Passage; and, in the brilliant view annexed, the reader will find a description, better than any that I could give, of its scenery. It is here the larger class of vessels discharge their cargoes into smaller ones, which carry them up to the city. [p. 188]
The Ferry at Passage, Cork