Ennis its South East Prospect

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

View of Ennis from the south-east. Letters A, B and D, and an explanatory key above the image, draw attention to three salient buildings. The Franciscan Friary, marked as ‘The Abby Church’, with its roofless chancel, is seen on the right against a background of hills. A substantial mansarded building near the centre is identified as the principal inn, while in front of it is the courthouse. They are surrounded by numerous buildings, both large and small. Further buildings, some crenellated, are set among hills in the foreground. Three fragments of printed plate are pasted on the drawing, depicting two trees and a troop of soldiers with lances, partly coloured red.

Archaeological Survey of Ireland, http://webgis.archaeology.ie/historicenvironment/, records CL033-082001- (Franciscan Friary), CL033-082009- (Lenthall’s inn), CL033-082012- (courthouse). Accessed 19.12.2014.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption within boundaries of image – Ennis its South East Prospect
  • Text within boundaries of image –
    B / D / A
  • Text outside of boundaries of image –
    A The Abby Church
    D The Hall of the Azyses
    B Lenthalls the chief Inn

Image Details

Genre Townscape
Technique Collages, Engravings, Pen and ink drawings
Subject(s) Architecture, Cities and towns
Geographical Location
  • Ennis - Town or city
  • Clare - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Buildings, Churches, Flags, Government facilities, Hills, Houses, Men, People, Soldiers, Steeples, Taverns (Inns), Towers, Trees
Colour Handcoloured
Dimensions 14.4 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. 190
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Ennis its South East Prospect