Dunlow Castle, Killarney

Artist(s) : Luttrell Wynne (Draughtsman)

Simple sketch of Dunlow, or Dunloe, Castle, depicted as a tall tower house with additions and adjacent building, standing on an eminence at the foot of the mountains (the McGillicuddy Reeks). The River Laune in the foreground flows on past the castle.


Archaeological Survey of Ireland, at http://webgis.archaeology.ie/historicenvironment/, record KE065-103----. Accessed 4.4.2018.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture, Nature
Geographical Location
  • Dunloe Castle - Castle
  • Kerry - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Castles, Mountains, Rivers
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 13]
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 Lower Lake is 8 miles long 4 or 5 broad – It is the property of Ld Kenmair [Kenmare] who owns the greatest part of the land around it the rest belongs to Mr Herbert or Mr Crosbie.
Innisfallen is the largest Island except Ross I[sland]. It consists of 28 acres finely wooded, & is situated nearly in the middle of Lake. The remains of an old Abbey upon an elevated point at one end give a venerable air to the spot. It now serves as a place of refreshment to those whose curiosity brings them here to view the charming prospects which this Isle commands on every side. It has many beauties in itself; a fine diversity of lawn amidst trees of all sorts, most of them finely grown & some venerable in decay. The view towards Ross Castle with Mangerton towering above it is very beautiful – & of Tomies & well wooded Glena &c. is very fine & picturesque. Within the recesses between the rocks are several pretty bogs that have the most pleasing appearance of calmness & tranquillity when the Lake is in thorough agitation everywhere else – From hence we continued our little voyage to Dunlow Castle situated at the extremity of the Lower Lake. The river which goes out of the Lake is not navigable below this place. [Unpaginated]
Dunlow Castle, Killarney