A N:W: View of the Church of Castle-Durrow, Co.y Kilkenny
A.C. delint. 16th May 1781 ; Pinxt. 6th September
|Main Creator:||Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist|
View from the north-west of the small, rectangular church at Castle Durrow, Co. Laois, Ireland with simple door and 2 windows visible, and with a bell-cote on top. There is a horse in the foreground, and trees - as well as some gravestones in the background. Cooper makes an error here by stating that Durrow is in Kilkenny
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From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I
Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet under image
Watermark u.l. on sheet forms part of a small shield
Drawn by Austin Cooper perhaps when he was touring the country gathering money from area tax collectors, or a Paymaster to the Civil and Military Establishments. Cooper visited this church while on his way from Dublin to a tour of the province of Munster in May 1781. In his diary entry for May 15th-16th, 1781 (preserved in NLI Ms. Acc. 4841, Munster 1781, page 6, and quoted in Liam Price's book) Austin Cooper says that, in the town of Durrow, 'The Church is very plain'
Physical description: 1 drawing image 8.4 x 13.1 cm., on sheet 18.1 x 26.5 cm.
Citations/References: An eighteenth century antiquary : the sketches, notes and diaries of Austin Cooper (1759-1830) / Liam Price (ed.). - Dublin, 1942 page 13
Citations/References: History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory, Vol. II / William Carrigan, Dublin 1905 page 213
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