[The Cathedral and Rock of Cashel]

Artist(s) : Luttrell Wynne (Draughtsman)

View of a round tower and fortified ecclesiastical complex on the Rock of Cashel, with an outer wall. Lower down are trees, fields, a field-gate and glimpses of buildings.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture
Geographical Location
  • Rock of Cashel - Named locality
  • Tipperary - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Buildings, Churches, Gates, Rock formations, Round towers, Towers, Trees
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 9]
Source copy Formerly in Cornwall Record Office. PD/470-473, PD/435
Rights Now in private collection. No reproduction authorized

Related text from travel account

The Rock of Cashel is a striking object at a considerable distance - on a nearer view it exhibits one of ye largest & most beautiful piece[s] of Gothic ruins I ever saw. This was once the Cathedral. Here is a needle tower. Besides ye ruins of ye Cathedral there are ye remains of three abbeys near ye town. The Archbp’s house is handsome & lately built but hardly ever visited by its present owner. The new church is in a good stile of building.
It is not a little remarkable that this place, ye see of an Archbp. should at present be without a [Protestant] church. A new one indeed is building but, for want of money, not likely to be soon finished. As this place swarms with Papists this defect becomes more notorious and more severely felt by those few Protestants that reside here. The city is tolerably neat for an Irish town. It may occasion some suspicion, that all ye descendants of O. Cromwell’s soldiers, who were settled here after ye wars, should have become R. Catholicks, a persuasion as opposite to that of a rigid Puritan as can well be imagined. But it must be remarked that they were most of them too old to live to bring up their children which, in probability, were got from a R. Catholick mother. [Unpaginated]
The Cathedral and Rock of Cashel