Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

View of Youghal from Ferry Point. The town lies at the foot of a hill, part of which is enclosed by the town wall. There are several ships within the harbour. Another, represented on a fragment of paper pasted on the image, is in full sail outside the harbour wall. In the bottom left corner is a simple compass rose indicating south and north. A sense of distance from the viewpoint to the harbour is conveyed by a small piece of land at Ferry Point jutting into the bottom left of the drawing. The image is surrounded by an oval frame. Outside this frame a key is provided to letters within the image which indicate the main features of the scene.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption within boundaries of image – Yoghall
  • Text within boundaries of image – A B C D E F G H I K L Q
  • Text outside of boundaries of image – A Capel Island / B Ring poynt / C ye Light house / D ye Fort / E The Exchange / F Custome house / G Qrs meeting house Quakers meeting / H The Wall / I The Colledge / K St Maryes Church / L Part of ye barony of Inchiquine and within Imokyllie / Q Ferry poynt.

Image Details

Genre Townscape
Technique Collages, Engravings, Wash drawings
Subject(s) Cities and towns, Forts and fortifications, Marines
Geographical Location
  • Youghal - Town or city
  • Cork - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Bays (Bodies of water), Buildings, Churches, Flags, Government facilities, Harbours, Hills, Houses, Islands, Lighthouses, Seas, Ships, Steeples, Towers, Universities & colleges
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 8 cm x 6.4 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.
[image: 'Youghalls Exchange & Key']
[image: ‘Yoghall’]
[p.219] The Inhabitants are civil renowned for Trade and Navigation not onely with England but Holland Hamborough the Indies &c.
YOGHAL or Youghall took its Name from the Vulgar Ô-Kyle which signifies of the Wood, it Original foundacon [tilde on con] being where
[image: ‘The Colledge’]
was a thick wood as I was informed by a very reverend Divine Raymund Bourgh als [tilde on als] Bourk of the University of Dublin also of a very considerable family of this Kingdome
[image: ‘The Iron Gate of Youghall’]
whereof are severall Nobles of that name and minister of the Protestant auditory of this place
[p.220] The founder hereof I could not trace out, but they own the enjoying some priviledges (upon a signal victory obteined) to the conduct valour & success of one Tho. Paris, born in this Town and whose ancient monument is seen in
[image: ‘St Mary’s Church in Youghall’]
St Mary’s Church here, with a dove in his hand which was sayd to be sent as a miracle to notifie to the King that he was the principall Instrument by whom the Conquest was made and who afterwards desired no reward but Priviledges to this Town, which were granted.
[image: ‘The Prospect of Youghall from Cork road’] […]