Howth Castle, Dublin Bay

Howth Castle, Dublin Bay. This image appears in “Dublin Illustrated,” the magazine’s article on Ireland’s capital city. Source: The Graphic (17 August 1878): 181. Click on image to enlarge it.

Commentary from The Graphic

This beautiful pile is a combination of modern architecture and ivy-clad ruins of the old Baronial Hall, erected by the founder of the family, that Sir Amoricus Tristram who “among a thousand knights might be chosen for beauty and heroic courage, for humility, and courtesy to his inferiors yielding to none but in the way of gentleness.”

This chivalrous soldier effected a landing at Howlh in 1177 and after a battle at the Bridge of Ivors, vanquished the no less gallant native warriors who opposed him. In recognition of his valour and triumph Henry II granted him the lands of Howth by tenure, and made him an Irish Baron.

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“Dublin Illustrated.” The Graphic (17 August 1878): 169-81. Internet Archive online version of a copy in the University of Illinois Library. Web. 14 August 2018.

Last modified 14 August 2018