Clonrond Castle

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

View of Clonroad Castle, Clonroad More, Ennis, Co. Clare, named here as Clonrond. The castle, which is no longer extant, is viewed from north to south, across the River Fergus. It is depicted as a tower house with an attached six-bay mansion and another building, surrounded by a bawn and curtain wall. The entrance is defended by a machicolation. The rooftop feature of the tower may be a fumarole. This group of buildings is situated on a bend in the river, with two multi-arched bridges leading to it. There is a building on the near shore, at the entrance to the eastern bridge, and the gable end of another is just visible in the foreground to the right. The image is surrounded by an oval frame, above which the title is presented in a cartouche in the form of a banner.

Archaeological Survey of Ireland, at, records no. CL033-085002-, CL033-085003-, CL033-085004-, and CL033-085----. Accessed 12.1.2018.
B. Ó Dálaigh (ed.) 2012 Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 25. Ennis (Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2012).

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Clonrond Castle

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Pen and ink drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture, Forts and fortifications
Geographical Location
  • Clonroad Castle - Castle
  • Ennis - Town or city
  • Clare - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Archaeological sites, Birds, Bridges, Buildings, Castles, Mansions, Rivers, Towers
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 8 cm x 6.3 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. 187
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland
Clonrond Castle