[Ballina, Co. Mayo]

Artist(s) : Arthur Young (Draughtsman)

View of a bend in the River Moy at Ballina, Co. Mayo, from a grassy river bank. A two-storey house in the foreground. Two multi-arched bridges, one close to the viewing point, the other further away, near a cluster of houses set among trees. In the background, Nephin Beg Mountain.
The illustration is a greyscale ink wash drawing with a light blue wash frame.

Inscribed in Image

  • Instructions to binder – 206

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Cities and towns, Nature
Geographical Location
  • Ballina - Town or city
  • Mayo - County
  • Connaught - Province
Keywords(s) Bridges, Houses, Mountains, Rivers, Trees
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 17.6 cm x 21.9 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. 206
Source copy National Library of Ireland LO 10203
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

August the 27th, to Ballyna, where I experienced the most polite reception from the Right Honourable Mr. King; the views of the distant mountains is very fine; the country is almost encompassed by them. Those of Donnegal to the right, a great ridge, which separates Tyreragh to the left, Nephin- noble in the front, and Knockaree behind. Many kilns for drying corn in the road. Passed three miles of pasturage under cattle, before I came to the river leading to Ballyna. The views there are very beautiful, it spreads in different reaches. That of Ballyna is uncommonly pleasing; the river a noble bend to a few rising grounds on which a part of the town is seen; beyond it the bridge, and the whole crowned by the Nephin mountain, which rises with a magnificent regularity from its base, and is one of the finest mountains I have seen. [p. 206]
Ballina, Co. Mayo