Glenmore Castle, the Seat of Francis Synge, Esqr.

Artist(s) : John Carr (Draughtsman)

View of Glenmore Castle, in Co. Wicklow. The imposing building is on the top of a hill descending onto a river. Thick woods are on the river bank below. On the opposite side of the river, a man and two women are walking on a path along the water.

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – Drawn by J. Carr Esq.
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Glenmore Castle, the Seat of Francis Synge, Esqr. / Published June 4. by R. Phillips. No. 6, New Bridge Street, Blackfriars

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Aquatints
Subject(s) Architecture, Forts and fortifications, Nature
Geographical Location
  • Glenmore Castle - Castle
  • Wicklow - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Buildings, Castles, Hills, Lands, Mansions, Men, People, Rivers, Trees
Colour Coloured
Dimensions 13.3 cm x 20.2 cm
Published / created 1806

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account The stranger in Ireland
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy opp. p. 147
Source copy National Library of Ireland LO 2699 Dir. Off.
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

From Rosanna we proceeded to Glenmore-castle, through the most rich and romantic country. The Castle, the seat of Francis Synge, Esq. has not yet received the hoary tints of time; some of its battlements were constructing at the time of my visit; but when it is completed, and well coloured by the elements, it will be a fine object. At a little distance it seems to impend over a vast abrupt precipice, from which it commands a superb view of the country, and the entrance of the celebrated Devil's-glen, into which we descended through a well-planted shrubbery. [p. 147]
Glenmore Castle, the Seat of Francis Synge, Esqr.