St Patricks Church in Dublin

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

Sketch of the west entrance and bell tower of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, with adjacent buildings. The upper part of three further buildings between the viewer and the space in front of the church are also included within the oval shape that encloses the main part of the image. The bell tower and the bottom right corner of the last building on the right side of the church extend beyond this frame. A troop of soldiers marching in tight formation is outside the frame, on the left-hand side; they are carrying lances and a large English flag. The soldiers are a fragment from a printed plate pasted upon the drawing; the flag is drawn by the author. Birds and clouds are sketched above the cathedral. The entire scene is enclosed within an octagonal outer frame.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption within boundaries of image – St Patricks Church in Dublin.

Image Details

Genre Townscape
Technique Collages, Engravings, Pen and ink drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture, Cities and towns
Geographical Location
  • St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin - Named locality
  • Dublin - Town or city
  • Dublin - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Birds, Buildings, Churches, Flags, Houses, Men, People, Soldiers
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 11.2 cm x 9.8 cm
Published / created 1681

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Observations in a Voyage through the Kingdom of Ireland
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy p. 13
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392

Related text from travel account


The chief of this City of which hereafter hath in it a fair monument erected by the eminently Honourable Richard, ye first Earle of Cork, who being born a private Gentleman, and younger brother of a younger brother of Herefordshire, to no other Heritage than is expressed in the Device and Motto, which is seen on ye sd Monument, and his humble Gratitude hath caused to be inscrib’d on all the Palaces he built (viz)


By that Providence and his diligent and wise Industry, raised such an honour and estate, and left such a family as never any subject of these 3 Kingdoms did, and that with so unspotted a reputation of Integrity, (as ye reverend Dr Walker takes notice) that the most invidious scrutiny could find no blott though it winnowed all the methods of his riseing most severely.
This noble Lord by his prudent and pious Consort was blest with 5 sons, of which he liv’d to see 4 Peers of ye Kingdom of Ireland, and the fifth an eminent Vertuoso.
He left also 8 daughters [p. 11]
[Followed by details of this family, pp. 11-14.]
St Patricks Church in Dublin