Inniscorthy in the County of Wexford

Artist(s) : Luttrell Wynne (Draughtsman)

View of Enniscorthy looking towards its medieval castle from the opposite side of the River Slaney. The viewpoint is on the riverbank looking up towards the six-arched bridge, which is prominent in the foreground. Other features include houses, one with a trade sign, a turret near the bridge, a boat pulled up on the bank and a sailing boat on the water.

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, at, reg. no. 15603115. Accessed 10.04.2018.

Image Details

Genre Townscape
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Architecture, Cities and towns
Geographical Location
  • Enniscorthy - Town or city
  • Wexford - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Boats, Bridges, Castles, Houses, Rivers, Towers, 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 26]
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 road from hence [Wexford] to Inniscorthy is very good & through a very pleasant country 1 mile & half from Wexford there is a ferry at a place calld Carrick Castle a building standing on a perpendicular rock above the water.
Inniscorthy has a most romantic pleasing situation upon the banks of the Slaney which falls afterwards into Wexford bay. Over which here is a very good bridge of six large arches. The castle seems once to have been a strong fortress. It has a bold situation and commands a fine view both up & down the river. The town is small but the accommodation is good.
The road from hence to Ferns is through a pleasant country. Ferns, though it is the see of a Bishop is a miserable little town. [Unpaginated]
Inniscorthy in the County of Wexford