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County Kerry - Killarney -The Mountains in the Gap of Dunloe c.1840

County Kerry - Killarney -The Mountains in the Gap of Dunloe c.1840

A stunning view (c. 1840) of the most austere Gap of Dunloe (from Irish Dún Lóich, meaning "Lóich's stronghold") by William H. Bartlett, also recorded as Bearna an Choimín (meaning "gap of the commonage" or "gap of the little hollow").

"The Gap" is  a narrow mountain pass running north–south in County Kerry, Ireland, that separates the MacGillycuddy's Reeks mountain range in the west, from the Purple Mountain Group range in the east. The term "Dunloe" is believed to be an anglicisation of the Irish term "Dún Lóich", meaning fort or stronghold of Lóich (the River Loe that runs through the Gap of Dunloe valley also derives its name from the same source).

According to the Annals of Clonmacnois, Keating and the Lebor Gabála Érenn , Deala (or Dela) Mac Lóich was the father of the five chieftains of the returning Fir Bolg (Slainghe, Gann, Genann, Seangann, and Rudhraighe). Within The Gap are five lakes : Coosaun Lough, Black Lake, Cushnavally Lake, Auger Lake, and Black Lough. The lakes are connected by the River Loe. Between the first two, Coosaun Lough and Black Lake is the Wishing Bridge on which it is said that wishes made while upon it are destined to come true.

In the distance (see close-up detail below) we see the "Road "which Bartlett describes as "a mere rugged footpath, constructed on the frequent brink of precipices (which) follow the course of the stream and in two instances crosses it by means of bridges. One of these stands at the head of a beautiful rapid , where the water rushes in whitening foam over the rocky bed of the torrent. The part of the glen which attracts most admiration is that where the valley becomes so contracted as scarcely to leave room between the precipitous sides for the scany pathway and its accompanying strand. The peasantry have given this romantic pass the name of "the Pike". 

Please note the Pine Green mount board is not as quite dark as it appears in the frame image and the colour of the final print is closer to the detail sample from the picture inset below.

A beautifully framed reproduction set behind glass with a choice of a pale palm green or pine green suede inner surrounds with a choice of two fine antique style wooden frames; gold leaf or gold and mahogony finish. Prints are available in A3, A2 and A1 sizes with proportionately larger frames to suit all decor and wall space.

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