[Carlow Castle]

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

View of Carlow Castle. It has the appearance of a narrow mansion with a fortified door built between older, somewhat delapidated ivy-clad towers. A troop of soldiers stands before the building, on the right-hand side of the image. They are represented by a fragment from a printed plate pasted upon the drawing.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Collages, Engravings, Pen and ink drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture, Forts and fortifications
Geographical Location
  • Carlow Castle - Castle
  • Carlow - Town or city
  • Carlow - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Archaeological sites, Buildings, Castles, Men, People, Ruins, Soldiers, Towers, Windows
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 10.6 cm x 10.6 cm
Published / created 1681
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Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Observations in a Voyage through the Kingdom of Ireland
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy p. 78
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

The County Town of CATHERLAUGH vulgarly called Carlow with the places adjacent Ao D. 1680.
Catherlaugh belonging to ye Rt Honble. Henry Earle of THOMOND is a fair thriveing flourishing Town, comanded by the following Castle, engarrison’d by a very ancient experienced Souldier Sr IOHN Davalliere as Captain, Richard Powell gent. as Lieutenant and as Ensigne.
[image: Carlow Castle]
The Castle is built of free stone belonging also to ye sd Earle of Thomond a great sanctuary to ye English and Protestants whereto out of all the adjacent countrey they fled with their goods and Substance during the late Irish bloody Massacre, at which time it was very much demolished
The Town is scituate upon, and hath the benefitt of two Rivers viz the Barrow & the Burren between wch it is, It hath two fair Bridges. is upon a riseing ground, so healthfull for Ireland that by severall I have heard it called ye Irish Montpelier.
[p. 79] The River Barrow is very clear and pleasant navigable by flatt bottom’d boats hither from Ross.
The Church is fair also in its kind, it is served by a Reverend worthy Gentleman Mr [blank space] Weston heretofore a student of the Middle Temple London. [p. 78]
[Following passages, pp. 79-80, concern Carlow’s trade and other features.]
Carlow Castle