Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ancient art of thatching still alive in Ireland

This style of stone house with it's roof of thatch is now a fairly rare sight in Irish country villages. In 2005 in the New York Times, Brian Lavery wrote that the once-common Irish thatched cottage is becoming endangered.

The Thatch Company in County Waterford still works at the old craft. Hogan's offers thatched cottages as Irish holiday destinations. And Brian Donegal explains the history of Irish thatching on Donegal Cottage Holidays.

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