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Tour in the Vicinity of Dublin.

[Sup. wife to the present proprietor, and sister roomy, and convenient, which apper to the prefent Duke of Richmond, has have been more attended to in this build, erected a most spacious piggery, adjoining ing than ornament. The different noto the house, planned with the greatest blemen and gentlemen, in the neighbourneatness and convenience for the breed of hood of Carton, have keys to open all the that species of animal, containing several gates in the private parts of these grounds ; hundreds of beautifu.ly-mottled and strip-' and at all those parts where the public ed swine, of very curious colours. have permission to drive, persons attend,

Mr. Conolly, the prefint proprie, in porter's lodges, at every gate, for their tor, was twenty-two years a member of accommodation. the British Parliament; and, fome years At the weftern part of this extensive since, was so attached to horse-racing, demesne, an avenue of about one mile and the breed of that noble animal, as to long and about two hundred feet wide, be nick-named, as is the phrase in Ireland, planted on either fide by oak and elm Tom Turf. Mr. Conolly has always trees, conducts you into the town of borne a most amiable character, as the Maynooth, mostly inhabited by the Duke friend of his country, and of the poor in of Leinster's tepantry.

Here is a manugeneral, but more particularly the poor in factory for garters; a few gentlemen's his neighbouriood ; yet, strange to tell, country seats; and, now erecting, upon a a plot was lately discovered, of an inten. piece of ground, presented for that pur• zion being formed to assassinate this good pose by his grace, a college, for the edu. man, in consequence of which, a corpo- cation of the Roman Catholic youths of rals' guard have, for many months paft, Ireland, agreeable to a charter lately oband to this hour do duly every night in tained from the Irish Parliament. this house, for his protection.

Through this town a passage-boat daily Near this mansion is the town of Cel- 'passes from Kilcock to Dublin, upon

the bridge, which I have before mentioned, Royal Canal, which carries you through a a neat village, and though hitherto very very delightful country, and forms, tounusual, it is like most places now in Irc- gether with those places I have just de land, sprinkled with the military. At icribed, a most beautiful circuitous tour of the extremity of this village is the country the western part of the country round feat of Doctor Marlay, now Bishop of Dublin. Waterford ; and as it is with the greatest Before I quit this Royal Canal, I must civility permitted to be seen, is extremely acquaint my readers of a curious and lu. well worth the attention of perfons visita dicrous circumstance which this Canal ing the environs of Dublin. The outside occasioned in the year 1794:—The comof the house is gothic, executed in a stile pany of undertakers of this work, in of peculiar neatness; the rooms are smail, forming an aqueduct near Leixlip, which very handsomely furnished, and the Bishop is indeed a very masterly production, dishas, in his collection, several very excel- covered a mineral spa, for some months lent pictures, some of which are antique. much followed and used by many, who

The grounds are planted with infinite conceived they felt more benefit from it, variety, and through their centre runs a in fcrophulous and such-like disorders, bold body of the river Liffey, over which than they had from the long-established is a rural bridge, built in imitation of a Lucan spa ; many of the faculty gave it suin, and has a very picturesque effect; a very excellent report, and it was rising the whole of the lawns, gravel walks, daily into high repute. A very eminent &c. are kept in the neatest manner. physician (Ductor Purcell), now living in

From this you can proceed in another Dublin, and practising in the summit of direction, through Castletown demesne, his profession, had ordered a jar of this and about one mile beyond which, you water to be sent to him, that he might turn off the great road into a part of the analize it; accordingly a jar of this spa Duke of Leinster's extensive demesne, in was given to a man, to take to the doctor, the county of Kildare, called Carlon, but the fellow, on his way to Dublin, through which all genteel persons have drank too much whiskey, and broke the liberty to ride and drive. This demesne jar before he arrived at the doctor's; and is upwards of five miles in length, and fearful of much blame, he, and a few of nearly the same in breadth, well watered, his companions, procured another, and and richly planted; there are, in different filled it with pure Spring water, saying, parts of it, some handsome ftone bridges, “By Jasus, it's all fudge, man, it's all conneatly executed, with balustrades and ceit of these grandees, one water is as other ornaments. The house is large, good as another.” This being agreed



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551 upon, the pure spring water was left at building, which are richly sculptured the doctor's, and he having attempted to vales, about four feet high, 'having an un. analize it, declared that, in his opinion, commonly light and beautiful appearance. ir poffelled nothing more than a fimpl-spring. The area round the building, berween This report spread abroad, the faculty those places where you afcend by tteps, is were uproarious, an examination ensued, also enliveued by a balustrade, elevated and Paddy', who feared be should be upon a plinth and base, about twelve hanged, confessed the whole affair ; thus inches from the lawn. this new spa, where a pump was erected, The inside of this edifice, which, upon and which was daily resorted to by hun- the principal floor, contains a vestibule, a dreds, for some inonths, is only to be, faloon, a study, and a boidore, seems to heard of now in consequence of this fine have been commenced with all the magpump presenting itself to view, like a fo.. nificence of eastern splendor : the floors litary gibbet.

are all inlaid woods of various colours, Having given an account of the en- formning geometrical figures, the doors, virons of the western part of Dublin, for a which are all folding, are composed of distance of ten or eleven miles, I Thall cedar on the one side and mahogany on now proceed to describe those of the the other, both empannelled, and the north-east.

mouldings round the pannels richly carv • The first and principal place in that ed: the boidore is decorated with some direction, is the seat of Lord Charlemont, compartments of looking-glass placed in at Marino, about two miles distant from the wall, round which is fome light and Dublin, the once-beautiful Marino, which elegant stucco work of various fruits and about

twenty years ago was in its meri. flowers, branching a little upon the surdian of decoration, the pride of its noble face of the glass, and all, as I was ipfornyproprietor, and the delight of every spec. ed, were intended to be painted so as to tator, at once pleased with the peculiar represent nature : there is in this room a beauty of situation, as well as the uncom most exquisite marble chimney-piece, of mon tatte displayed in the variety of the a small lize, but highly fculptured with plantations.

corresponding fruits, flowers, and shells. Part of the lawn, or rather meadow The ceiling of the library, or study, is ground, begins at the side of the road, formed by a sky.coloured dome, in rifing immediately from the sea-shore, in frieze, round the bottom of which is rea gradual ascent, for near a mile. Near presented the twelve signs of the zodiac, the road is the dwelling-house, which is in plaister-of-paris, tafa-relievo. plain, and very indifferent, merely a coun Five miles beyond Marino, and fix from try-lodge, built of brick, and plaistered Dublin, to which there is an excelient with common lime and land ; but about road with some pleasant villas at either half a mile farther, upon a rising ground, side, is the ancient caitle of Malahide, now is a piece of architecture, which may and long inhabited by th Talbot family. juftly be deemed a chef d'ouvre in, that This caitie was formerly a place of great science ; it is built of Portland-Itone, in strength and fortified, it is situated in a the Doric order, highly decorated as that very pleasant country, rich in verdure, order will permii, almost every moulding and has a fine view of the sea and the adis richly carved; it has four grand fronts, jacent lands; there is in the castic a' all differing a little from each other, yet very antique room with many antient orpreserving a chaste connection. There naments, as also a very large salo in are insulated columns in each front, in wainscorted and floored with old Irish the proportion of three feet diameter; the oak. attic story, in which no windows are to The family of the Talbots enjoy many be seen from the lawn, is enlivened, part- grants and prerogatives, such as importly by well-disposed balustrades, and partly ing coals and other merchandise dury by a broad projecting ornamented cor- free into Malahide, where there is a smal nice, with pediments on the east and west harbour. The father of the present profronts, and by ornamefited tablets, in the prictor, about fifteen years since, pleaded north and south fronts.

his patent in exemption of serving the On each side of these tablets is placed office of high-Sheriff of the county of a statue, as large as life; in the north Dublin, which was allowed ; the present front are the statues of Bacchus and Ceres, Mr. Talbot nevertheless served that ofand in the south those of Apollo and Ve- fice a few years since. nut ; above these, and over the tablets, About two miles beyond Malahide, and ftand the two principal chimnies of the eight from Dublin, is that grand pro



Tour in the Vicinity of Dublin,

[Sup. montory the Hill of Howth, magnifi-' encouragement given to till the ground, cently placed in St. George's Channel; the proprietor is an absentee lord, and this is ihe first land which appears to the hence this bold (which in many places is mariner when ítcering direct from Holy- capable of being ferrile) mountain-is little hcad, Parkgare, or Liverpool, for the better than a barren rock. Bay of Dablin : upon the summit of Oh, ill-fated country, and unthrifty this hill is erected a very excellent light- people ! had nature bestowed such a boun house, whose brightness affords much even within five times that distance of fafety to all the ihipping fteering thither London, it would long since have ranked by night.

as one of the beauties of the world. This hill is a place much resorted to in Returning to Dublin from this rock by fummer, as well by strangers as by the a different road, you travel near five inhabitants of Dublin, being a pleasant miles upon a barren sea-shore, and then distance for an excursion to dine (there arrive at a pretty village called Raheny. being there an excellent tavern) and to Thence one mile farther to what is called enjoy the salubrity of the sea air ; it Clontarf Sheds, and Clontarf Town, ano. commands a bold prospect of the sea, the ther very handsome village about two Bay of Dublin, and the distant Wicklow miles from Dublin upon the sea-shore ; mountains. Nay, many persons assert, to this place many persons refort in the

hat they have feen the We mountains summer season for the purpose and benefit with the naked eye from the summit of of fea-bathing; there are a number of ihis hill upon a clear day, being a disc bathing machines erected here, much upon tance of twenty-one leagues.

the same construction as those used at Upon this hill is the country residence Weymouth, but greatly inferior in point of tlie Earl of Howth, a poor dwelling of workmanship or beauty : and thus reunworthy of notice ; the inhabitants here, turn to Dublin from a north-eastern exi, e. of a few houses which are called the cursion, in which direction I have here town of Howth, are mostly filhermen described every place worthy of notice. and wretched peasantry. There is no


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476 Garratt


158 Rawlinson, Miss 312 Backhouse 309 'Goddard, Mrs.

475 Marriott
152 Riddell, Mrs.

309 Berington, Dr. 469 Gregor

80 Mawby, Sir J.

472' Robinson Bird

72 152 Handly 232 Methold, Mrs.

157 Saunderson, Sir James Blandy Hiett

471 Bluit 310 Ilgar

79 Miller, Sir John 464 Scheven Brignell

70 152 Jenkins

397 Morris Brown

232 470 Kelly 388 Mountjoy, Lord 479 Steuast

397 Byron, Lord 468 Kirkland, Dr,


148 Stokes L'arling

469 230 Ladly

72 Noole, Mrs.

70 Strong Downs

230 366 Leinster, Duchess of Ore

393 Tibbott Druery

397 235

462 Paget, Mrs. Errol, Earl of

395 463 Leven ard Melviil, Palmer

149 Turene

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148 Whitlock Fitzgerald, Hon Edw. Little

388 Pinnell
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396 Pochin Flinders

392 Willock

307 392 Livie

389 Poland, King of 200 Willis Gainsborough, Earl of Lutvidge

230 Powell

233 Williams, Dr. 312, 462 Macquire, John

70 Prichard



153 Tubb


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