Barney Mangin’s Cabin

Artist(s) : Jonathan Binns (Draughtsman), Louis Haghe (Lithographer), William Day (Lithographer)

Front and back views of a hut built into a mound of soil and moss. The top view shows a wooden door built into the mound, with smoke rising from the opening. The bottom view shows the moss covering the back of the structure, and a man with tattered clothes leaning against the side of the building.

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – Sketched by Jonathan Binns.
    Day & Haghe, Lithrs. to the Queen.
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Barney Mangin’s Cabin.
  • Text within boundaries of image – End View

Image Details

Genre Portrait
Technique Lithographs
Subject(s) Architecture, Manners and customs, Rural life
Geographical Location
  • Daingean - Town or city - Coordinates are approximated to those of the town.
  • Offaly - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Buildings, Cabins, Houses, Lands, Men, Peasants, People
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 9.4 cm x 13.8 cm
Published / created 1837

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account The Miseries and Beauties of Ireland
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy opp. p. 35, vol. 2.
Source copy National Library of Ireland J 9141
Alternative source

This is a link to a digital copy hosted by an external website.
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

In walking over the bog, we came to a cabin // occupied by Barney Mangin, the walls of which were cut out of the solid moss. The roof slopes from the front towards the back, which is level with the surface of the moss, as shewn in the end-view annexed. Barney was a miserable, half-starved creature, and lived with his wife and two children in this cabin, paying for it, however, no rent. Window or chimney it had none, and the smoke found its way out at the door, and through the imperfect roof, which consisted of sods and turf. Mangin paid, last year, 20s. for one cwt. of meal on trust, when the market price was only twelve shillings. [ pp. 52-53]
Barney Mangin’s Cabin