Guide through Ireland

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Page 256 - bleak, but good pastoral district, which occupies so large a portion of the limestone district of the county of Clare. The interesting ruins of Clare Abbey, erected by Donald O'Brien, King of Munster, in 1194, stand near the Fergus river, about a mile above the town ; and nearly midway between
Page 123 - lateral dells that carry to the Blackwater its tributary streams. Nothing can surpass in richness and beauty, the view from the bridge, when, at evening, the deep woods and the grey castle, and the still river, are left in shade, while the sun streaming up the valley gilds all the softer slopes and swells that lie opposite."*
Page 209 - are interesting—of a wild and solitary character. The mountains jut into the sea on every side; the island of Valentia lies opposite, separated from the main land by a narrow channel; and the small town enclosed among the brown mountain slopes, seems like a place at the world's end.
Page 208 - scenery in the British empire. Mr. Inglis, describing this road states, that " in the magnificence of its mountain and sea views it is little inferior to any of the celebrated roads along the shores of the Mediterranean, and is every way superior to the road from Bangor to Conway in North Wales.
Page 291 - seen under a favourable light from many parts of this road. On the left is that vast aggregation of mountains which stretches southwards to the Bay of Galway ; on the right that gigantic assemblage which
Page 561 - large thick wood, commanded from an eminence or seen from below hanging on the side of a hill. The latter is generally the more interesting object—its aspiring situation gives it an air of greatness ; its termination is commonly the horizon ; and indeed if it is deprived of that splendid luminary, if the
Page 196 - beauty of surface, its forest glades, magnificent single trees, and thickets of shrubs, this island is, perhaps, the most interesting of. the numerous objects which this region of wonder and beauty affords. It is the most delightful of islands, and like Ross, forms an adjunct to the demesne of the noble proprietor.
Page xv - It is separated from Britain on the east by St. George's Channel, the Irish Sea, and the North Channel, and surrounded on the other sides by the Atlantic. Between Fairhead in Antrim, and the Mull of Cantire in Argyleshire, the breadth of the North Channel is only
Page 146 - immense body of water which above the rapids is forty feet deep, and three hundred yards wide, through and above a congregation of huge stones and rocks, which extend nearly half a mile ; and offers not only an unusual scene, but a spectacle approaching much nearer to the sublime, than any moderate sized stream can offer even in its highest cascade. None of the Welsh
Page 190 - an aged yew-tree lifts its massive trunk of ten feet in girth, thirteen feet high, throws its fantastic arms across the broken parapets, and, by its sombre shade, adds to the prevailing gloominess of the scene. The demesne of Muckruss, embracing the peninsula which separates the Lower and Middle Lakes, stretches along the eastern shores of the latter,

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