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Black Rock

Black Rock

Engraver: Jukes, Francis

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: Ktop LIII

Item number: 23.b

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Blackrock in Ireland. Blackrock is a small town located about 10 miles from Dublin city. It is also known as Carraig Dubh, and was named after the black limestone rock once found on the coast. Lewis writes the following lines about Blackrock in his Dictionary of Ireland, published in 1842,
‘This place is beautifully situated on an peninsula bounded on the north and east by the river Lee, and on the south by Lough Mahon and the Douglas channel… Numerous advantages resulting from its proximity to Cork, the beauty of its situation, the salubrity of its climate, and the excellent accommodations for bathing, have rendered this one of the most desirable places of residence in the South of Ireland.’

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