Castle of Dunmow, Co.y Meath
Thos. Roberts delint. ; A.C. pinxt. 27 Oct. 1794
|Main Creator:||Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist|
View of the Castle of Dunmoe, County Meath, Ireland, showing the rectangular three-storey core of the castle defended on each corner by a rounded bastion
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
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A larger copy of this drawing by Gabriel Beranger (with the addition of two figures) is in the National Library of Ireland's collection. See MS TX 1958, page 63
Another copy of this drawing, in watercolour, by Gabriel Beranger is in the Special Collection of University College, Dublin, catalogued as Wat.29
From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. II
Inscription, starting in pencil and continuing in ink (probably by Austin Damer Cooper (1831-1900)) on facing page: Dunmow from Dunnawan i.e. Fruitful Hill built by De Lacy, stands on a commanding eminence, above one of the fords upon the Boyne, and must have been originally a place of great strength. The stones however with which it is built are remarkably small, in consequences of which it is yearly crumbling into a shapeless mass of ruins ... Dunmore was burned in 1799, but a portion of the roof remained within the last 30 years. Within the enclosure is a small chapel containing the mausoleum of its last lords ...
Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet
Watermark u.l. on sheet is part of a large shield, crowned
Physical description: 1 drawing diam. image 14.6 cm., on sheet 18.3 x 26.7 cm.
Citations/References: Archaelogical Inventory of County Meath / Michael L. Moore. - Dublin, 1987 pages 170-171, No. 1735
Citations/References: Dunmoe Castle / John Hanley. - Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries Ireland 28, 1898 pages 274-275