Turk Mountain from Dinis Island

Artist(s) : Thomas Creswick (Draughtsman), R. Hill (Engraver)

View of Tork Mountain from Dinish Island, in the Lakes of Killarney. Three men are on the shore in the foreground, on the left-hand side of the image, near two boats. A portion of the lake extends before them, encircled by trees, with Tork Mountain towering above the lake.

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – T. Creswick. / R. Hill.
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Turk Mountain from Dinis Island. Passage of the Lakes Killarney.
  • Text outside of boundaries of image – London. Published 1837, for the Proprietor, by Longman & Co. Paternoster Row.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Etchings
Subject(s) Nature, Rural life
Geographical Location
  • Tork Mountain - Mountain
  • Kerry - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Boats, Fishing, Lakes & ponds, Mountains, People
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 11.5 cm x 12.5 cm
Published / created 1837

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Ireland Picturesque and Romantic
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy Vol. II, facing p. 247
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

The lower lake is separated from Turk lake by the islands of Brickeen and Dinis; on the latter of which the visitor is recommended to land. Viewed from this island, Turk mountain acquires the character observable in the annexed engraving. In ascending the river which leads to the Upper Lake, the first impediment is the Old Weir Bridge, where the current is so rapid as to require considerable effort to get up the boats. The passengers are here obliged to land, in order to lighten their vessel. But in coming down the stream the passage is easy enough, provided one can hit it exactly. Accidents, however, sometimes happen at this spot. One is on record in which the actors were a white and a black man. Their boat upset, and the black man speedily found himself swimming in Turk lake, while his white companion, having suffered more in the descent, was cast ashore on Dinis island, and with difficulty restored to animation. Above the bridge the river is in general tranquil. [Vol. II, p. 247]
Turk Mountain from Dinis Island