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Lough Dan

Lough Dan

Photographer: Mares, Frederick H

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: 1782.a.47

Item number: 6

Length: 11.5

Width: 16.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Lough Dan in its outline assumes the shape of a broad river, its length being about a mile and three-quarters, and its average breadth nearly half a mile. It is embosomed in the mountains of Knocknacloghill, Scar, and Shieve-Buckh; the latter bounding it on the east, the two former on the west. That part of the glen which lies between Lough Tay and Lough Dan is extremely beautiful, and the narrow strip of land lying along the banks are smilingly cultivated and very fertile. The beauty, however, of Lough Dan consists in its winding outline, depth of water, and the extent of mountain which springs from its surface, and sweeps far around - a scene possessing much interest, particularly at the upper end, where it receives the infant waters of the Anamoe. There the limped rivulet, having finished its first and short course through the romantic little glen which separates the mountains of Scar and Knocknacloghill, mingles its waters with the Anamoe river, and gives name to the more ample stream - the career of many estuaries - which glides down the Vale of Clara to the first 'Meeting of the Waters' at Ovoca...

The glen in which Lough Tay and Lough Dan are situated is about ten miles in length, extending from Lough Tay, at its upper end, to Laragh. Lough Dan is two miles below Lough Tay, and has an elevation of some 685 feet, being 122 feet lower than Lough Tay; it is a larger lake, and receives a portion of its supply from the Avonmore."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of Co. Wicklow' by F H Mares

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