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View of the Sulivan's Waterfall- Lake Killarney, Ireland

View of the Sulivan's Waterfall- Lake Killarney, Ireland

Artist: Walmsley

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: Ktop LIII

Item number: 43.c.8

Length: 39

Width: 51.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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View of O’Sullivans Waterfall on Lake Killarney. It is a triple waterfall and has been one of the most spectacular tourist attractions for over 200 years. The waterfall tumbles over a series of natural stone steps and is surrounded by lush vegetation. An Irish legend holds that the waterfall once ran with whiskey- O’Sullivan of Tomies stood up to Fionn MacCumhal, Chieftain of the Fianna, whose stag he had been hunting, and was rewarded with a drink from a spring which MacCumhal created by digging his heal in the ground. The spring ran with whiskey until Sassenagh set foot in Ireland when it changed into water and became known as O'Sullivan's Cascade.

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