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 http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/, reg. no. 15603115. Accessed 10.04.2018.
|Subject(s)||Architecture, Cities and towns|
|Keywords(s)||Boats, Bridges, Castles, Houses, Rivers, Towers, Trees|
|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 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]