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
|Subject(s)||Cities and towns, Nature|
|Keywords(s)||Bridges, Houses, Mountains, Rivers, Trees|
|Dimensions||17.6 cm x 21.9 cm|
|Published / created||1780|
|Travel Account||A Tour in Ireland [Young; copy with unique drawings]|
|Print or manuscript|
|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]|