[Waterfall in the Galtee Mountains]

Artist(s) : Arthur Young (Draughtsman)

Sketch of waterfall in the Galtee Mountains, with woodland on both sides.

Inscribed in Image

  • Instructions to binder – 382

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Pencil works
Subject(s) Nature
Geographical Location
  • Galtee Mountains - Mountain
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Cliffs, Trees, Waterfalls
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 18 cm x 19.5 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. 382
Source copy National Library of Ireland LO 10203
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Nor are these immense outlines the whole of what is to be seen in this great range of mountains. Every Glen has its beauties; there is a considerable mountain river, or rather torrent in every one of them; but the greatest are the Funcheon, between Sefang and Galtymore; the Limestone river, between Galtymore and Round hill, and the Grouse river, between Coolegarranroe, and Mr. O'Callaghan's mountain; these present to the eye, for a tract of about three miles, every variety that rock, water, and mountain can give, thrown into all the fantastic forms which art may attempt in ornamented grounds, but always fails in. Nothing can exceed the beauty of the water, when not discoloured by rain, its lucid transparency shews, at considerable depths, every pebble, no bigger than a pin, every rocky bason alive with trout, and eels, that play and dash among the rocks, as if endowed with that native vigour which animate, in a superior degree, every inhabitant .of the mountains, from the bounding red deer, and the soaring eagle, down even to, the fishes of the brook. Every five minutes you have a waterfall in these glens, which in any other region, would stop every traveller to admire it. Sometimes the vale takes a gentler declivity, and presents to the eye at one stroke, twenty or thirty falls, which render the scenery all alive with the motion; the rocks are tossed about in the wildest confusion, and the torrent bursts by turns from above, beneath, and under them; while the back ground is always filled up with the mountains which stretch around. In the western Glen is the finest cascade in all the Galties; there are two falls, with a bason in the rock between, but from some points of view they appear one; the rock over which the water tumbles is about sixty feet high. A good line in which to view these objects is either to take the Killarney and Mallow road, to Mitchelstown, and from thence by Lord Kingsborough's new one, to Skeheenrinky, there to take one of the Glens, to Galty beg, and Galty more, and return to Mitchelstown by the Wolf's track, Temple hill, and the Waterfall: or, if the Corke road is travelling, to make Dobbin's inn, at Ballyporeen, the head quarters, and view them from thence. [p. 382]
Waterfall in the Galtee Mountains