Clare Castle its Prospect from the Road between it and the Town of Six mile Bridge

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

View of Clare Castle. The building is partially surrounded by the River Fergus and connected to the opposite bank by two multi-arched bridges. Three fragments of printed plates are pasted in the foreground, depicting a horse, a troop of soldiers with lances and pennants, and a skirmish.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption within boundaries of image – Clare Castle
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Clare Castle in Prospect from the Road between it and the Town of Six mile Bridge

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Collages, Engravings, Pen and ink drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture, Forts and fortifications
Geographical Location
  • Clare Castle - Castle
  • Clarecastle - Town or city
  • Clare - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Archaeological sites, Bridges, Buildings, Castles, Horses, Men, People, Rivers, Soldiers
Colour Handcoloured
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. 189
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

This Castle and the lands belonging thereto are part of the Estate of Henry Earle of Thomond Governor of this County whose Deputy Gouvernor George Stammers Esqr now High Sheriff 1681 holds it of the sd Earle.
It was founded by Lionel Duke of Clarence, sirnamed Antwerpe the chief city of Flanders & the Marquisate of the Holy Empire where he was borne, 3d son of Ed. 3. Earle of Ulster & Lord of Connaught, the first who came over under the title of Lord Lieutenant of ye Kingdome of IRELAND in the year 1361. and in the Reigne of his Royall Father Edward the 3d. he died in the year 1368 and lieth buried by his fyrst wife Elizabeth daughter and heire of William de Burgh Earle of Ulster in the Chancell of the Priory Church of Augustines in Clare in the county of Suffolk.
The Lord Ireton and Sr Charles Coot in the year 1651 besieged and took this Castle of Clare and the most considerable pass in the Countrey whence they sent a summons to the City of Galloway. [p. 189]
Clare Castle its Prospect from the Road between it and the Town of Six mile Bridge