View of the ruins of Cahir Castle, from the river Suir. On the right-hand side and in the foreground, a bridge on the Suir leads towards the castle. At the end of the bridge two figures are conversing. The ponderous ruin of the castle, overgrown by vegetation, towers above them. The side of a house emerges from the right-hand margin of the image.
Inscribed in Image
|Subject(s)||Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture, Forts and fortifications|
|Keywords(s)||Archaeological sites, Bridges, Buildings, Castles, Hats, Houses, Men, People, Rivers, Ruins, Towers|
|Dimensions||9.3 cm x 14.4 cm|
|Published / created||1837|
|Travel Account||The Miseries and Beauties of Ireland|
|Print or manuscript|
|Location of image in copy||opp. p. 158, vol. 2.|
|Source copy||National Library of Ireland J 9141|
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|Rights||Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland|
Related text from travel account
|The immediate approach to Cahir is distinguished by immense barracks, so large, indeed, that I mistook them for the town itself. The most remarkable object on entering the town, is Cahir Castle, the property of Lord Glengall. This ruin is exceedingly interesting, and of great antiquity, having been originally built, I believe, in the year 600, by Conan, king of Thomond, and monarch of Ireland. It rises from the rocky bed // of the river Suire, which flows through his lordship's estate. Its grey towers are wreathed with ivy, and its portcullis and dungeon-keep still remain as mementos of periods of ferocity and bloodshed. A neat cottage, and garden abounding with rhododendrons and other beautiful shrubs, adjoins the castle, and, along with part of the home land, is occupied by Captain Brogden. [pp. 158-159]|