[Turnip Hoe]

Artist(s) : Arthur Young (Draughtsman)

Greyscale ink wash drawing of a turnip hoe, as observed by Young on his arrival at Shane’s Castle, with scale in inches.

Inscribed in Image

  • Text within boundaries of image – Scale of an Inch to a foot.

Image Details

Genre Scientific or Technical illustration
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Agriculture
Geographical Location
  • Shane's Castle - Castle
  • Antrim - County
  • Ulster - Province
Keywords(s) Agricultural equipment, Farming, Ploughs
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 15.2 cm x 23 cm
Published / created 1780

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account A Tour in Ireland [Young; copy with unique drawings]
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy opp. p. 128
Source copy National Library of Ireland LO 10203
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

From Antrim to Shanes Castle the road runs at the end of Loch Neagh. Commanding a noble view of it; of such an extent that the eye can see no land over it. It appears like a perfect sea, and the shore is broken sand banks, which look so much like it, that one can hardly believe the water to be fresh. Upon my arrival at the Castle, I was most agreeably saluted with four men hoeing the field of turneps round it, as a preparation for grass. These were the first turnep hoers I have seen in Ireland, and I was more please than if I had seen four emperors. [p. 128]
Turnip Hoe