[Carrigogunnell Castle]

Artist(s) : Luttrell Wynne (Draughtsman)

View of the ruins of Carrigogunnell Castle, near Limerick. Road In the foreground, with woman and child.

Copy of drawing by Luttrell Wynne (q.v.). Original created in 1774. In Grose’s Antiquities the print of Carrigogunnell Castle is stated to have been ‘taken from an original drawing by Dr. Wynne.’
Wynne in one of his travel notebooks remarks: ‘Near Limerick is a curious old castle upon a high rock, calld Carrick na Cunnael or Guinnial or Rock of light, which makes a very romantic appearance.’ (This reflects a widespread but mistaken version of the placename, which should be Carraig Ó gCoinneall rather than Carraig na gcoinneall.)


Francis Grose, Antiquities of Ireland, Vol. 2 (London: S. Hooper, 1791), p. 28.

Logainm, Dublin City University, at https://www.logainm.ie/. Accessed 1.4.2018.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Watercolour paintings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture
Geographical Location
  • Carrigogunnell Castle - Castle
  • Limerick - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Castles, Children, Hills, Ruins, Women
Colour Coloured
Dimensions 25cm x 20cm
Published / created 1790 - 1792

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Drawings - Grose - Antiquities of Ireland
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy 3 C 29 (55)
Source copy Royal Irish Academy Library
Alternative source

This is a link to a digital copy hosted by an external website.

Rights Royal Irish Academy
Carrigogunnell Castle