Eagle's Nest, Killarney

Artist(s) : Luttrell Wynne (Draughtsman)

View of lake and mountain scenery in the vicinity of the Eagle’s Nest. In the foreground, by the shore, is a rowing boat occupied by several figures. Another individual is seated nearby, possibly sketching, while a small group higher up is engaged in firing a cannon.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Nature
Geographical Location
  • Eagle's Nest - Mountain
  • Upper Lake of Killarney - Lake
  • Kerry - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Artists, Boats, Cannons, Carriages & coaches, Hats, Headgear, Heraldic devices, Lakes & ponds, Mountains, Passengers, People, 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
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

In another voyage we visited the Upper Lake which is joined to the other by a winding river 5 miles in length and navigable in all places except at an old bridge, thrown across it which occasions a considerable fall: so that the boat is obliged to be hauld under it by ropes, with no small degree of trouble.
In our way here we passed under a high mountain calld the Eagles Nest – The echo near here is so prodigious that 2 French horns placed at a proper spot have all the effect of an aerial band of musick & a small explosion of gunpowder from a little cannon is magnifyd into a clap of thunder. The long space between the sound & its return, is a circumstance that renders this eccho one of the greatest wonders of this romantic spot. We dined at [a] small neat little cabbin calld the Slatehouse.–
The Upper Lake is 5 miles in length but of no great breadth. The banks have a wild picturesque appearance, but upon the whole it is inferior to the others. At the end is a fall of water that is seen tumbling through the trees from a great hight, it afterwards forms a pretty winding stream and then joins the lake.
Eagle's Nest, Killarney