Church & Tower of Donoghmore, Co.y Meath

G. Beranger delint. ; A.C. pinxt. 10. Oct. 1794
Main Creator: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist
Contributors: Beranger, Gabriel, ca. 1729-1817, artist
Summary:View of the Round Tower at Donaghmore, County Meath ,Ireland, with two window visible, and a small part of the conical roof (since restored). In addition, the ruins of an adjoining church can be seen with cotes for three bells
Published / Created: 1794
Notes:A copy by Gabriel Beranger of his own original drawing is preserved as Wat. 13 in the Special Collections of the Library of University College, Dublin

From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. II

Image within a circular ink frame diam. 14.7 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet is part of a shield with fleur-de-lys having, beneath it, the letters VD run together

Inscription in ink on facing page: Adjoining the demesne of Black Castle, on the Slane road ... on the western bank of the river, we pass the group of ecclesiastical ruins figured in the drawing - the round tower & church of Donoughmore. The original church called Domnach-mor-muighe Echnach, i.e. the great church of the plain of Echnach, is said to owe its origin to St. Patrick. The very beautiful round tower is built of limestone undressed, except around the doorway and other apertures, and is of admirable masonry ... It is supposed to have been built about the 9th or 10th century, and agrees in architectural style and mason work with that of Kells, which was founded by St. Columbkille in the 6th century

Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet

Physical description: 1 drawing diam. image 14.5 cm., on sheet 18.3 x 26.7 cm.

Citations/References: The Round Towers of Ireland / George Lennox Barrow. - Dublin, 1979 pages 162-166

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Coo 2122 TX (2) 56
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