[Ballysadare Waterfall]

Artist(s) : Arthur Young (Draughtsman)

View of waterfall near Ballysadare, Co. Sligo. A grassy bank is to the left of the river; and on the right bank stands a ruined, roofless building. Further in the distance a multi-arched bridge crosses the river, and a tall building stands to the right of the bridge. Mountains are visible in the distance. The illustration is a greyscale ink wash drawing with a light blue wash frame.

Inscribed in Image

  • Instructions to binder – 203

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Nature
Geographical Location
  • Ballysadare, Co. Sligo - Village
  • Connaught - Province
  • Sligo - County
Keywords(s) Bridges, Rivers, Ruins, Waterfalls
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 16.2 cm x 22.4 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. 203
Source copy National Library of Ireland LO 10203
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

August 26th, left Mercra, and went to Ballasadore, when I had great pleasure in viewing the falls; the river breaks over rocks in the most romantic manner, from edge to edge, in many falls, for the space of two hundred yards before it comes to the principal one, which is twelve or fourteen feet perpendicular; the scenery about it is bold, the features of the mountains are great, and Knocknaree in full relief; if the falls were through a dark wood, the scenery would be among the finest in the world. [p. 203]
Ballysadare Waterfall