[Drogheda from the banks of the Boyne]

Artist(s) : Luttrell Wynne (Draughtsman)

View of Drogheda from the river bank. Tall buildings, a church and castle. Ships moored in the harbour and smaller boats by the shore. Wooded hills in the background.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Cities and towns
Geographical Location
  • Drogheda - Town or city
  • Louth - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Boats, Castles, Churches, Rivers, Ships
Colour Coloured
Dimensions 31.5 cm x 21.5 cm
Published / created 1774

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Journal and sketchbook, Ireland (1774)
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy PD/435 [image 20]
Source copy Formerly in Cornwall Record Office. PD/470-473, PD/435
Rights Private collection. No reproduction authorized.

Related text from travel account

Drogheda is a good old town pleasantly situated upon the banks of the Boyne which empties itself into the sea not far beyond it.
The walls round the Town are of curious construction the battlements being supported by large arches, which give them a light & picturesque appearance. The Gateways retain the appearance of their former strength.
Walls of Drogheda [small sketch of battlements supported by arches]
On the opposite hill to the town are the walls of an old castle which commands the town where the Barracks are for the soldiery.
The Town is open and airy the large street in particular is wide and not ill built.
In diff. parts of the Town are several good houses. The publick buildings are many of them handsome viz. the Tholsel – the Great Church, the Custom house &c. Over the Boyne is an old Bridge of 3 large arches.
We met here with a shellfish calld Crawls which I never remember to have seen but at Venice they are there calld Carnotti. Ships of 150 tons can come up close to the Bridge.
There are the remains of several old Abbies in the Town & near it.
Mr Tipping (Ly Blaney’s father) has a house pleasantly situated near the mouth of the Boyne. It is finely wooded. Near Kells which [is] 14 ms. from hence Ld Bective is said to have one of the largest seats in Ireland.
The road from hence to Trim is very pleasant it is chiefly upon the banks of the Boyne.
At two miles distance from Drogheda is an Obelisk erected in memory of the famous battle fought upon the spot which delivered the country from an odious Tyrant & paved the way to the entire restoration of their liberties.
Drogheda from the banks of the Boyne