Ruines of the Abby of Clare

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

View of the ruins of Clare Abbey, near Ennis. The abbey is roofless and has a square bell tower. It stands on rising ground in a hilly landscape, with some other buildings nearby. The tower of Clare Castle can be seen in the distance on the right-hand side. There is a stone wall in the foreground. The image is surrounded by an oval frame. The caption appears above it in a ribbon banner.
Archaeological Survey, at, record CL033-120001. Accessed 19.12.2014.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Ruines of the Abby of Clare
  • Text within boundaries of image –
    G / S
    S Castle
    Clare ⎨
    G Abbey

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Pen and ink drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture
Geographical Location
  • Clare Abbey - Named locality
  • Clare - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Archaeological sites, Birds, Buildings, Castles, Churches, Hills, Ruins, Steeples, Towers, Trees
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. 191
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

The ABBEY of CLARE which lyeth between the Castle of that name and the Town of Ennis is also thought to have been founded by the sayd Duke of Clarence, for the love he bore and in memory to a Priory of that name in Suffolk, where his first wife lyes buried, after whose death, he was married again unto Violenta the sister of John Galeas Duke of Millayne whereto he journied. [p. 190]
Ruines of the Abby of Clare