Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

Pen and ink drawing of a house and surrounding walls. The house is mansarded to the front and at the gable ends. An adjoining wing, similarly mansarded over two storeys, is lower, with smaller windows. To the front are lawns. The entrance to this walled area features a gate within a gate. The drawing is enclosed in an oval border.

This is likely to be the house belonging to Henry Temple which is mentioned in the text. Its exact location is not at present known. Following Dineley’s itinerary, Ballinderry lay 10 miles from Hacketstown, 3 miles from Macreddan, c. 1½ miles from Drumkitt (Cawrawn Hill) with its mineral spring, and a mile from Rathdrum (pp. 90, 91, 92). In Topographia Hibernica (1797) Ballinderry is described as a ‘fair town’ in the barony of Ballinacor, holding 5 fairs annually. In the Down Survey (1670), Sir Henry Temple is shown as the owner of a townland (Ballinagappoge, near Aghamanagh) in the parish of Rathdrum.

The Down Survey Project, Trinity College Dublin, at Accessed 5.1.2018.
Evelyn Philip Shirley et al., ‘Extracts from the Journal of Thomas Dineley’, The Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society, New series, vol. 4, no. 1 (1862), pp. 38-52 (p. 51).

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption within boundaries of image – Ballenderry

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Pen and ink drawings
Subject(s) Architecture, Rural life
Geographical Location
  • Ballinderry - Village
  • Wicklow - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Buildings, Gates, Houses
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. 94
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

From hence [Hacketstown] to Ballenderry town belonging to Henry Temple Esqr are ten tedious miles over stupendious mountaines called the mountaines of Wicklow mostly the Estate of Lord STRAFFORD.
Having passed over mountaines seven miles of your way towards Ballenderry you leave on the left hand a fortificacon built by the Lord Falkland, & called Macreddan, as a security of that part of the Countrey against the Wood Kernes and Rebells
[p. 91]
Within a little more than a mile towards Ballenderry you cross a river descending from Glandmelurr neer which somewhat above half a mile out of the way is a Spring Well or Spaw-water called DRUMKITT
[p. 92]
From Ballenderry to Rathdrome a market Town, is a mile, from thence to Wicklow is six miles more
[p. 94]
[image: Ballenderry]
Not onely from Wicklow \but/ from Ballenderry it self an house belonging to Mr Henry Temple in the loft thereof in a clear day are sayd to be discernible the Mountaines of Caernarvan in Walles, and above all the Hill of Prince Griffith.
[pp. 90-94]