[From the Archbishop’s Palace at Cashel]

Artist(s) : Luttrell Wynne (Draughtsman)

Architecturally detailed view of buildings at the summit of the Rock of Cashel as seen from the Archbishop's palace. Several thatched cottages are clustered below the rock outcrop.


Archaeological Survey of Ireland, at http://webgis.archaeology.ie/historicenvironment/, record TS061-025012. Accessed 4.4.2018.

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, at http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/Cashel Palace Hotel, reg. no. 22105030. Accessed 4.6.2018

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Forts and fortifications
Geographical Location
  • Rock of Cashel - Named locality
  • Tipperary - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Cabins, Churches, Cottages, Rock formations, Towers, Women
Colour Coloured
Dimensions 31.5 cm x 21.5 cm31.5 cm x 21.5 cm
Published / created 1774

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Journal and sketchbook, Ireland (1774)Journal and sketchbook, Ireland (1774)
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy PD/435 [image 9]PD/435 [image 9]
Source copy Formerly in Cornwall Record Office. 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 the largest & most beautiful piece[s] of Gothic ruins I ever saw. This was once the Cathedral. Here is a needle tower. Besides the ruins of the Cathedral there are the remains of three abbeys near the 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, the 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 the descendants of O. Cromwell’s soldiers, who were settled here after the 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]
From the Archbishop’s Palace at Cashel