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Brickeen Bridge between Fore Lake and the great Lake of Kilarney

Brickeen Bridge between Fore Lake and the great Lake of Kilarney

Artist: Walmsley, Thomas

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1796

Shelfmark: Ktop LIII

Item number: 43.b.2

Length: 39.2

Width: 50.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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View of Brickeen Bridge taken from a series of four views in the county of Kerry by Thomas Walmsley. The bridge was built in the gothic style, in the mid 18th century by a member of the local gentry who was a sailing and fishing enthusiast. Brickeen translates into English from Gaelic to mean the 'bridge of the little trout'. Brickeen Bridge joins Dinis island to the mainland. It also separates Muckross Lake from Lough Leane. Under the bridge is a chain to help boatmen bring their boats in when there are strong currents.

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