Cahir Castle

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

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

  • Signature – Sketched by Jonathan Binns. / Day and Haghe, to the Queen.
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Cahir Castle.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Lithographs
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture, Forts and fortifications
Geographical Location
  • Cahir Castle - Castle
  • Cahir - Town or city
  • Tipperary - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Archaeological sites, Bridges, Buildings, Castles, Hats, Houses, Men, People, Rivers, Ruins, Towers
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 9.3 cm x 14.4 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. 158, 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

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]
Cahir Castle