Lying between the Mizen peninsula to the south and Sheep’s Head to the north, Dunmanus Bay is a large and deep natural bay off the coast of County Cork, Ireland. In this King’s Topographical Collection prospect by an unknown artist, the Bay’s important topographical features are marked out with a key at bottom left. The Bay is enclosed by Sheep’s Head is at point ‘A’ and Three Castles Head on Mizen is at ‘C’. A few figures can be seen descending the rocks in the foreground.
- Article by:
- Finola O'Kane
- Town and city, Military and maritime
Early topographical views of Cork emphasised its connection to the sea, but this was to change over the course of the 18th century, as Finola O'Kane discovers.