[Dunsandle castle]

Artist(s) : Charles-Étienne Coquebert de Montbret (Draughtsman)

View of Dunsandle tower house, near Loughrea, with bawn wall and trees.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Subject(s) Architecture
Geographical Location
  • Galway - County
  • Connaught - Province
  • Dunsandle castle - Castle
Keywords(s) Castles, Towers, Trees
Colour Monochrome
Published / created 1789

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Carnets de voyage
Contributor(s)
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy 20098, 24v
Source copy Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits NAF 20098-20100
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Rights Bibliothèque national de France

Related text from travel account

Coucher à Loughrea le vendredi 27 [mai]. Parti le samedi matin. On laisse à gauche les montagnes de Slieve Boghte. J’avais une lettre pour le Right honorable Denis Daly, membre du conseil privé et du Parlement pour Gallway. Sa femme Lady Henriette, fille du dernier comte de Farnham. Il y a sur cette terre seule 28 vieux chateaux. On m’a nommé Castle Dunsandle, que j’ai dessiné et qui est à ½ mille de la maison, Castle Clorhorn [?], Rathgorden considérable, Rathernin, Ballinahaine.
J’ai trouvé le papillon aurore, le silvain, le petit blanc du choux. Il n’y a pas en général beaucoup d’insectes en Irlande. Je n’y ai pas vu un hanneton. J’y ai vu le scarabée pilulaire, le dermeste jardinier, la chauve-souris. Le hanneton objet d’un mémoire particulier.
Ballynagh est l’autre nom de Lochreagh. C’est partie du domaine des Clanricard, gens puissants et ardents, toujours en guerre entr’eux ou contre le gouvernement du temps surtout d’Élisabeth. Il y avait les Mc William, Oughter et Ighter. [NAF 20098, f. 24v]
[Spelling and punctuation updated, abbreviations expanded.]


Translation:
Stayed the night of Friday 27th [May] in Loughrea. Left on Saturday morning. One leaves the Slieve Boughta mountains behind to the left. I had a letter for the Right Honorable Denis Daly, a member of the privy council and MP for Galway. His wife, Lady Henrietta, is the daughter of the previous earl of Farnham. On this property alone there are 28 old castles. I was given the name of Dunsandle castle, which I drew, and which is a ½ mile from the house, Clorhorn [? Clogheravaun] castle, Rathgorden [Rathgorgan] (substantial), Rathernin [ ? Raherneen], Ballinahaine [ ? Ballynahivnia].
I found the Orange Tip, the Poplar Admiral and the Small Cabbage White. In general there are not many insects in Ireland. I have not seen a single cockchafer here. I have seen the Great Horn-beetle, the Larder beetle, bats. There is a complete essay dedicated to the cockchafer.
Ballynagh is the other name for Lochreagh [Loughrea]. It forms part of the estate of the Clanricards, powerful and ardent people, always at war among themselves or with the government of the day, especially against Elizabeth’s. There were the Mac Williams. Oughter and Ighter [Eighter].

Dunsandle castle