Dunbroady Abbey upon the Ross river

Artist(s) : Luttrell Wynne (Draughtsman)

View of the ruined Cistercian abbey at Dunbrody on the Campile River. Several tall ships are depicted on the river that meanders beyond the abbey. Further buildings in the distance, and hills in the foreground and background complete the scene.

Archaeological Survey of Ireland, at http://webgis.archaeology.ie/historicenvironment/, record no. WX039-030001-. Accessed 9.4.2018.
Francis Grose, The antiquities of Ireland, 2 vols (London: S. Hooper, 1791), vol. 1, pl. 125.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture
Geographical Location
  • Dunbrody Abbey - Named locality
  • Wexford - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Churches, Hills, Rivers, Ruins, Ships, 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
Location of image in copy PD/435 [image 24]
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

About 4 miles from Ballyhac & 1 mile out of the road is Dunbroady Abbey one of the finest structures of this sort that I saw in Ireland. The Western window is very remarkable for its ornaments which have a good effect. The Abbey stands pleasantly upon the banks of the Ross river. Near it are the remains of an old castle, & a gentleman’s seat surrounded with plantations a little beyond it. [Unpaginated]
Dunbroady Abbey upon the Ross river