[Muckross Waterfall]

Artist(s) : Arthur Young (Draughtsman)

View of Mucross waterfall. The water falls between two rocky ridges. On the bottom left corner of the image, a man with hat and long stick is pointing towards the waterfall. A dog is curled up at his feet. The illustration is a greyscale ink wash drawing with a light blue wash frame.

Inscribed in Image

  • Instructions to binder – 294

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Nature
Geographical Location
  • Muckross - Lake
  • Kerry - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Dogs, Hats, People, Ships, Trees, Waterfalls
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 17.7 cm x 20.8 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. 294
Source copy National Library of Ireland LO 10203
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Turn under the North shore of Mucruss; the lake here is one great expanse of water, bounded by the woods described, the islands of Innisfallen, Ross, &c. and the peninsula. The shore of Mucruss has a great variety; it is in some places rocky, huge masses tumbled from their base lie beneath, as in a chaos of ruin. Great caverns worn under them in a variety of strange forms; or else covered with woods of a variety of shades. Meet the point of Ardnagluggen (in English where the water dashes on the rocks) and come under Ornescope, a rocky headland of a most bold projection hanging many yards over its base, with an old weather-beaten yew, growing from a little bracket of rock, from which the spot is called Ornescope, or yew broom. Mucruss gardens presently open among the woods, and relieve the eye, almost fatigued with the immense objects upon which it has so long gazed; these softer scenes of lawn gently swelling among the shrubs and trees, finished the second day. [p. 294]
Muckross Waterfall