View of the port of Youghal, seen from the east. There are four large ships with flags in or by the harbour, and the masts of two more are visible in the foreground, at the bottom left border of the image. One of the ships appears to be firing its guns towards the quays. A fragment of printed plate representing a troop of soldiers with lances and flags is pasted upon the quays. The Exchange is on the quay, in the centre, and the town spreads out on either side. There are hills in the background and a windmill in the distance. A rose compass within the image indicates South to the left and North to the right. The image is enclosed within a circular border. Letters within the image, with a key beneath it, indicate the Exchange itself and the 'head of one Dromada ... executed for Piracy and murder upon a Dutch vessel [...]'.
Inscribed in Image
|Technique||Collages, Engravings, Wash drawings|
|Subject(s)||Cities and towns, Forts and fortifications|
|Keywords(s)||Bays (Bodies of water), Buildings, Flags, Government facilities, Harbours, Hills, Houses, Men, Mills, People, Ships, Soldiers|
|Dimensions||9.5 cm x 9.5 cm|
|Published / created||1681|
|Travel Account||Observations in a Voyage through the Kingdom of Ireland|
|Print or manuscript||Manuscript|
|Location of image in copy||p. 218|
|Source copy||National Library of Ireland MS 392|
|Rights||Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland|
Related text from travel account
Is a Seaport Town in the County of Cork scituate at the Foot of High rocky mountains upon the mouth of the River called the Blackwater which parts this Town and the county of Waterford, whereto they ferry over, at a place called Ferry poynt. hither also come those of the county of Waterford with their Provisions to Yoghall Market. Hence they very easily putt to sea between Capell Island and Ring-poynt, a very small matter of tideing, (if any,) serves turne, according to my lowest sketch of this Town over this leafe
[p. 218] The Harbour is very sure and safe, The chiefest trader and richest Merchant of the Town is one Mr. Laundy, who erected an addition Wharfe and hath built and contributed much to the decoration of the Town by fair houses thereon towards ye black water.
[p.219] The Inhabitants are civil renowned for Trade and Navigation not onely with England but Holland Hamborough the Indies &c. [pp. 217-219]