19th century depictions of Ireland by William H. Bartlett


This blog post contains a selection of excellent 19th century illustrations of historic Irish sites. They were produced by William Henry Bartlett, a noted British artist, who was born in London in 1809. He ┬áspecialised in landscape drawings and had a particular fondness for ancient monuments, which he often incorporated into his images. Bartlett visited Ireland during the 1830s and while here produced a fine collection of engravings that were subsequently published in ‘The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland‘. A number of these images are shown below.

The Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary
Rock of cashel 19th century
The Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary
Clonmacnoise 19th century
Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly
Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly
the custom house dublin
The Custom House, Dublin
lighthouse, south bull wall dublin
Lighthouse on the South Bull Wall, Dublin Port
Claregalway castle
Claregalway castle and abbey, Co. Galway
Johns Castle Limerick
King John’s Castle, Limerick city
Limerick 19th century
A view of Limerick city
19th century image of Galway
Galway city viewed from the Claddagh
Glendalough 19th century
Glendalough, Co. Wicklow
19th century Waterford city
A view of Waterford city
Reginalds tower waterford
Reginald’s Tower, Waterford city

4 thoughts on “19th century depictions of Ireland by William H. Bartlett

  1. Hi. I am working on a documentary which involves Limerick and Galway in 1700/1800s.
    Are the images of old Limerick and Galway belonging to you? I would be very interested in using them for my film.
    Des Kilbane

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