Youghalls Exchange & Key

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

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

  • Caption within boundaries of image – Youghalls Exchange &Key
  • Text outside of boundaries of image – R The Exchang / R The head of one Dromada (whose father hangs in chaines neer Youg hall) & who with five more were executed at Cork for Piracy and murder comitted upon a Dutch vessel a principal actor in this villany, (who adviz’d to leave not one alive therein) was one Fox.

Image Details

Genre Townscape
Technique Collages, Engravings, Wash drawings
Subject(s) Cities and towns, Forts and fortifications
Geographical Location
  • Youghal - Town or city
  • Cork - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Bays (Bodies of water), Buildings, Flags, Government facilities, Harbours, Hills, Houses, Men, Mills, People, Ships, Soldiers
Colour Handcoloured
Dimensions 9.5 cm x 9.5 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. 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]
Youghalls Exchange & Key