[Fountain in Kilkenny Castle]

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

Pen and ink sketch of an ingenious fountain in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle.

Image Details

Genre Scientific or Technical illustration
Technique Pen and ink drawings
Subject(s) Architecture
Geographical Location
  • Kilkenny Castle - Castle
  • Kilkenny - Town or city
  • Kilkenny - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Fountains
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 5.4 cm x 8 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. 204
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Is the most pleasant and delightfull Town of the Kingdom of Ireland belonging to the noble prince James Duke Marquis and Earle of Ormond Earle of Ossory & Brecknock &c. Chancellor of the Universities of Oxford & Dublin, Lord Lieutt Generall and Generall Governor under his most sacred Matie of the Kingdom of IRELAND whose other titles see pag.
The Device of his family is COMME IE TROUVE.
His Paternall chiefe seat is ye Castle of Kilkenny which I have design’d on the other side, Famous for spacious Roomes, Galleries Halls, adorn’d with paintings of great Masters
Bowling green, Gardens Walks Orchards & a delightfull Waterhouse adjoining to the B Green, which with an Engine of curious artifice by the help of one horse furnisheth all the Offices of the Castle with that necessary Element. This Waterhouse hath a pleasant summer banquetting room, floor’d and lin’d with white & black marble which abounds here, with a painted skye roof wth Angells, in this is seen a fountaine of black marble in the shape of a large cup, with a ject d’eau or throw of water in the middle ariseing, mounts into the hollow of a Ducall Crown, which but hangs over it, and descends again at severall droping places round this I have touch’d off on the other side the following leaf. [p. 202]
Fountain in Kilkenny Castle