Tullagh Castle

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

View of Tullow Castle (no longer extant) and surrounding walls. The entrance to the enclosed area is between two rounded towers. Adjacent buildings include a three-gabled mansion with tall chimneys. In the internal courtyard a troop of soldiers and four horsemen are constituted of three separate fragments from a printed plate, pasted on the drawing. Other features are identified by letters and an annexed key.

The location shown here is based on the Archaeological Survey record for Tullowphelim.
Archaeological Survey of Ireland, at http://webgis.archaeology.ie/NationalMonuments/FlexViewer/, record CW008-045003-. Accessed 15.11.2014.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption within boundaries of image –
  • Text within boundaries of image –
    a Draw bridge / b Gardenage / c Nursery.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Pen and ink drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture, Forts and fortifications
Geographical Location
  • Tullow Castle - Castle - No longer extant; location here based on Archaeological Survey record for Tullowphelim (CW008-045003)
  • Tullow - Village
  • Carlow - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Archaeological sites, Birds, Bridges, Buildings, Castles, Gardens & parks, Hats, Horses, Men, People, Soldiers, Towers
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 8 cm x 6.2 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. 90
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

This [Ballynunnery] is distant from Staplestowne two miles and half from Catherlough 4 miles and from Tullagh two and a half:
[p. 90]
[image: Tullagh Castle]
From Tullagh Phelim, to Hackets-Town is 5 miles In which two miles off from Tullagh you are to pass a River called Dender, but more commonly Derrin upon which is a mill and Bridge of Timber
Hackets-Town hath nothing of note neither within nor neer it The Inne at the George, kept by William Caroll is tolerable.

A Journey from
Catherlaugh to WICKLOW
From Catherlaugh to Tullagh is 5 miles
TULLAGH is a fair Town in the county of Catherlaugh with a Good Castle part of the Estate of the Earle of Arran The Tennant to the Castle is William Cruchley Esqr one of his Maties Justices of the Peace for this county who hath lately beautified it, repair’d the Town Bridge which is of stone wth arches built severall mills here and at Catherlaugh where he is also Tennant to the Rt Honble Henry Earle of Thomond repaired also a fair stone bridge over the River Barrow there, half whereof is in the Queen’s County, being a money’d man & a great undertaker
This Town is called Tullagh Phelim to distinguish between another Tullagh in the Queens county
To be considered here by the Traveller are the Ruines of an Abbey by the river side, heretofore of Augustine Friars here are the remaines of some monuments
Tullagh hath one parochial Church dedicated to St Columb which Saint is sayd to be buried in Down-Patrick in the North of Ireland in the County of Down, with two other Capitall Sts Saint Bridget and St PATRICK with this Inscripcon
St Columbs Church is also made use of for a schoole house In the Church yard is seen the Fantastical monument on the other side, which I touched off for want of a better remark upon the place
[new page] Byrnes monument in Tullagh Church Yard
[image: Byrnes monument]
The next thing to be seen by the Traveller is the Castle which I have penn’d on the back side of this leafe
It is thought a good Quarter for Horse, here is quartered the Troop of the Honble Edward Brabazon Esqr.
Here are Good Inns the Rose and Crown and Royall Oake are the chiefest. [pp. 89-90; penultimate irregularly numbered pages of the manuscript]
Tullagh Castle