Bird’s-eye view of the heavily fortified Castle of Limerick, known as King John's Castle. Along the walls are towers and turrets, and a gate with drawbridge. Dineley has added drama to the scene in the form of four fragments of printed plate pasted within the walls, representing a troop of soldiers, two horsemen, and two separate groups of soldiers running in line with lances. Red colour has been applied to parts of these. To the left of the castle are pasted two more fragments of plate representing ships. The image incorporates a scale. The cardinal points, indicated in red, show that the point of view is north of the castle. The lettering in the image and accompanying index can be arranged to spell THOMAS DINGLEY.
Dineley copied this image from Sir Thomas Stafford’s Pacata Hibernia (1633), omitting a bridge in the foreground but adding the elements pasted on the image.
Evelyn Philip Shirley et al., ‘Extracts from the Journal of Thomas Dineley, Esquire’, Journal of the Kilkenny and South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society, vol. 6, 2nd series (1867), p. 203.
Inscribed in Image
|Technique||Collages, Engravings, Pen and ink drawings|
|Subject(s)||Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture, Forts and fortifications|
|Keywords(s)||Archaeological sites, Bridges, Buildings, Castles, Gates, Hats, Horses, Men, People, Rivers, Ships, Towers|
|Dimensions||14.5 cm x 20 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. 244|
|Source copy||National Library of Ireland MS 392|
|Rights||Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland|
Related text from travel account
|The Plan of his Maties Castle of Limerick in ye Kingdom of Ireland as touch’t of on the other side
T The Entrance Gate and Portcullis.
H The Castle’s Ditch.
O A slope ascent to the Bastions Platform.
M The Sally port.
A An Ascent by staires to ye foot path on ye Wall
S Three round Towers carrying Cannon.
D The Storehouse
I Inletts and Doors into that Tower.
N The Drawbridge over ye Castle Ditch.
G The New Bastion able to contein 6 Cannon.