View of Waterford Harbour looking eastwards towards Ballyhack in Co. Wexford. There are tall ships stationary on the right, with two other boats sailing on the left. On the far side of the water, houses are clustered near a fort at the foot of a tall hill, with a church and further buildings near its summit. In the foreground a road winds up a steep hillside.
|Keywords(s)||Bays (Bodies of water), Boats, Buildings, Churches, Clothesline, Hills, Houses, Round towers, Seas, Ships|
|Dimensions||31.5 cm x 21.5 cm|
|Published / created||1774|
|Travel Account||Journal and sketchbook, Ireland (1774)|
|Print or manuscript||Manuscript|
|Location of image in copy||PD/435 [image 23]|
|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
|Waterford is a city of considerable trade upon the R. Sure which is here very wide & deep enough to admit of vessels of 4 or 500 ton’s burthen coming up to the Quay. Towards the Quay which extends upon the bank of the river the whole length of the Town the city makes a good appearance, so it does from the publick walk, the Bishop’s new house and some others serving to ornament that part of it.
At the farther end of it is a large romantic old Tower. The Townhouse & Exchange upon the Quay are both handsome structures. Here is a large free school where there are 200 boys.
The distant view of the Town 1 mile off in the way to the passage is very beautiful – Here is a neat little village at the bottom of high rocky hills, with a small quay the whole length of it towards the water. The passage is a very romantic spot – on each side of the harbour are the remains of an old castle and about two miles below on the other side is Duncannon fort, for the defence of the harbour. There are only three forts in the southern part of Ireland. One at Kinsale, another at Cove below Cork and this of Duncannon.
The passage is sometimes rather dangerous particularly when the wind is up or down the river & blows with any violence. [Unpaginated]