View of Ballyshannon from the opposite bank of the River Erne. Diverse rural activities are suggested by a top-hatted man with a rifle and two dogs, on the left, and a woman, accompanied by another woman and a child, balancing a load on her head. Three further figures are grouped near houses further back, on the left bank of the river. The banks of the river are linked by a multi-arched bridge, with tall buildings on either side. To the right the ground rises steeply, with a church prominently situated above the town. There are cattle by the water and, beyond the bridge, sail boats and ships.
Inscribed in Image
|Subject(s)||Architecture, Cities and towns, Nature, Rural life|
|Keywords(s)||Boats, Bridges, Children, Churches, Dogs, Firearms, Hats, Hunting, Livestock, Mountains, Peasants, People, Rivers, Ships, Trees, Wetlands, Women|
|Dimensions||10.4 cm x 12.4 cm|
|Published / created||1838|
|Travel Account||Ireland Picturesque and Romantic|
|Print or manuscript|
|Location of image in copy||Vol. II, facing p. 163|
|Source copy||National Library of Ireland Ir 9141 r 15|
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|Rights||Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland|
Related text from travel account
|Ballyshannon appeared a dozen miles off, the space between resembling a vast plain: but this was an optical illusion of a very common kind; for, on descending into the plain, it changed into a series of low hills, on one of which the town stood. To the right were numerous sand-hills, and extensive tracts of sand stretching along the sea.
Of Ballyshannon I have nothing to say; but Mr. Creswick, the reader will perceive, is eloquent on the subject. Except in point of situation, in fact, the town is altogether uninteresting: and, although its salmon fisheries are important, we had enough of that sport at Coleraine. [Vol. II, p. 163]