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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption: The Churches at Clonmacnoise

Caption:
The Churches at Clonmacnoise
Artist:
Thomson, Hugh
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Lithograph
Author:
Gwynn, Stephen
Title of Publication:
The fair hills of Ireland
Publisher:
Maunsel and Co.
Publication place:
Dublin & London
Publication date:
1914
Note on artwork:
Clonmacnoise is located on the eastern banks of the River Shannon in County Offaly. This early Christian site includes the ruins of a cathedral, three high crosses, seven churches and two round towers. Delicately sketched by the artist, the image includes details of the so-called Temple Finghin & McCarthy's Tower with, as described by the author Stephen Gwynne as "a graveyard covered with the mouldering remains of what once was greatness" in the foreground.
References:
DIB online


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