View of town gate and prison in Youghal. The building is represented as a castle with two towers joined by a central building which incorporates an arched gateway. The central portion has a clock set in a lozenge and is surmounted by a dome. Adjoining the right-hand tower is a two-story building, also domed. The drawing is enclosed within an oval, itself within a circle.
The Iron Gate, also known as Trinity Gate, was located where the Clock Gate now stands. It was demolished in 1776.
Source: Anna Maria Hajba, ‘Clock Gate, Youghal, Co. Cork’, History Ireland, 18:6 (November/December 2010), 25.
Inscribed in Image
|Subject(s)||Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture, Forts and fortifications|
|Keywords(s)||Archaeological sites, Buildings, Gates, Towers|
|Dimensions||8.3 cm x 8.3 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. 219|
|Source copy||National Library of Ireland MS 392|
|Rights||Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland|
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