Antiquities in Ireland

Artist(s) : C. Warren (Engraver)

Composite view of seven key sites in Ireland, as promoted in the early days of tourism. Two figures in the foreground , one seated and clearly sketching.

Each of the sites is numbered and identified in the 'List of Illustrations'. They are: 1. Oratory near Killaloe; 2. Round Tower at Swords; 3. Sculptured Cross at Monasterboice; 4. Chapel, Round Tower and Cathedral, Cashel; 5. Hook Tower; 6. Giant's Causeway; 7. Mountains as they appear from Dunlow Castle, Lake of Killarney.

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – C. Warren Sculp.
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Antiquities in Ireland
  • Text outside of boundaries of image – 5 / 6 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 / 7

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Engravings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Nature
Keywords(s) Artists, Churches, Crosses, Mountains, Rock formations, Round towers, Towers
Colour Monochrome
Published / created 1818

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account The Scientific Tourist through Ireland
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy frontispiece
Source copy James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway Special Collections, 914.1504 WAL
Rights James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway

Related text from travel account

1.—Oratory near Killaloe, supposed the oldest and most curious Monuments in Ireland; they are also to be seen at Glendaloch, Co. of Wicklow; St. Doulach's near Dublin; at Cashel, Co. of Tipperary; and Portaferry, Co. of Down.
Vide Killaloe, Co. of Clare.

2.—Round Tower, a species of building peculiar to Ireland; that at Swords is here represented.
Vide Swords, Co. Dublin.

3. —Sculptured Cross at Monasterboice, 18 feet high, of which character there are several in Ireland.
Vide Drogheda, Co. Louth.

4.—Chapel, Round Tower, and Cathedral, at Cashel—distant view. The Chapel is considered one of the most curious in the kingdom. The situation and antiquity of this place, as well as its picturesque beauty, constitute it a place of much interest.
Vide Cashel, Co. of Tipperary.

5.—Hook Tower, founded upon a rock, surrounded by precipices on one side and shelving rocks on the other; the walls are of amazing thickness, with stairs to the top. This is similar to Reginald's Tower, Waterford, and other Danish Round Towers, or Forts, dispersed over the kingdom.
Vide Fethard, Co. of Wexford.

6.—Giant’s Causeway.
Vide Co. of Antrim.

7.—Mountains as they appear in the distance from Dunlow Castle, Lake of Killarney
Vide Killarney, Co. of Kerry.