Artist(s) : Luttrell Wynne (Draughtsman)

View of Kinsale harbour with Charles Fort in the distance. Finely drawn houses on either side, two ships on the water and several moored on the right, with smaller boats around the shore and the suggestion of a small boat raised on a frame to the left. Hills in the background.

Archaeological Survey of Ireland, at, record no. CO125-007----. Accessed 9.4.2018.
John Thuillier, Kinsale harbour: a history (Cork: The Collins Press, 2014).

Image Details

Genre Townscape
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Cities and towns, Forts and fortifications, Marines
Geographical Location
  • Kinsale - Town or city
  • Cork - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Boats, Harbours, Hills, Houses, Rivers, Seas, 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 21]
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

From hence [Bandon] is a charming ride upon the banks of the River, which winds here in a beautiful manner, to Kinsale.
Inishannon is a very pretty village upon the road & a little beyond it is an old castle that has a very romantic situation.
Kinsale has a very pleasant healthy situation, in some parts is not ill built, but is shabby & ruinous in others. The Bay winds round a peninsula, on which are the remains of an old fort – A new one has since been erected on the opposite shore which serves as quarters for a regiment of soldiers but would be of little protection for the town in case of a war. The Bay is a very fine area.
It might have all the advantages of commerce particularly to the West Indies If the cruel Policy of the Mother country did not restrain them in this respect. The Spaniards were in possession of this town above three years and from the appearance of some of the old houses here seem to have left them marks of their having been there. In Q. Elizabeths time they were expelled from it by Ld Mountjoy –
In order to see the Bay to more advantage we took a boat and went to Charles’s fort & from there to a summer house built by Gen. Folliot which commands a fine prospect. [PD/472, unpaginated]