Two Months at Kilkee – County Clare (1836)
Book ID: 66148
Two Months at Kilkee, A Watering Place in the County Clare, Near the Mouth of the Shannon, with an Account of a Voyage Down that River from Limerick to Kilrush, and Sketches of Objects of Interest in the Neighbourhood, which will Serve as a Guide to the Coast Scenery. With Engravings. Dublin: Curry, 1836. First Edition. Pp xii, 255. Original cloth boards, rebacked in quarter calf, title lettered in black. A nice clean copy.
Illustrated with plates (two folding) & with page of adverts at the end.
Mary Knott was born on 7 November 1753 in Cork. She married John Knott, of Dublin, in 1809. She became known for her charitable work in the abolitionist movement and on behalf of children, prisoners, and women with criminal pasts who sought improvement through Christian penitence. Her travel account of the spa town of Kilkee, where she had a relative, reflects her charitable interest in the poor, but also reveals new sides to her character: her concerns for animal welfare, her delight in scenery, and her wide-ranging interests in, for example, local culture, geology, and maritime subjects.
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