The Round Tower of Clondalkin, Co. Dublin

Artist(s) : George Petrie (Draughtsman), Robert Brandard (Engraver)

Round tower by the side of a road flanked by a high wall and leading past several dwellings. In the foreground, a woman seated on the verge, near the entrance to a thatched cottage with smoke issuing from both chimneys, and another woman holding an infant in her arms. Further away, a cart and other figures. Trees on either side.

This print was incorporated by Miss Hammill (q.v.) in her diary of travels in Wales and Ireland (1828-1829). It appeared in G.N. Wright's Ireland Illustrated (1831), where it is inscribed ‘Fisher, Son & Co. London 1828’.

Rosalind M. Elmes and Michael Hewson, Catalogue of Irish topographical prints and original drawings (Dublin: Malton Press for the National Library of Ireland Society, 1975).
E. MacDowel Cosgrave, ‘A Contribution Towards a Catalogue of Nineteenth-Century Engravings of Dublin (Continued)', The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Fifth series, vol. 37, no. 1 (March 31, 1907), 41-60.
George Newenham Wright, Ireland illustrated: from original drawings by Geo. Petrie, W.H. Bartlett, T.M. Baynes and others (London: H. Fisher, Son, and Jackson, 1831).

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – G. Petrie Esq. R.H.A. / R. Brandard
  • Caption within boundaries of image – The Round Tower of Clondalkin, Co. Dublin. Ireland.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Engravings
Subject(s) Architecture, Rural life
Geographical Location
  • Clondalkin, Co. Dublin - Town or city
  • Dublin - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Carts, Children, Monuments & memorials, Round towers, Trees, Women
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 6.8 cm x 15 cm
Published / created 1828

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Diary of travels in Wales and Ireland
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy opp. p. 43
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 34,290/1
Alternative source

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Rights National Library of Ireland
The Round Tower of Clondalkin, Co. Dublin