Philip Doran Traditional Thatcher

Heritage is part of the future

Cappalinnan, Rathdowney, Co. Laois

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Examples of Work Done

General Information on Thatching

 I have been a full time thatcher since 2003 including self employment. Apprenticeships at Fas Thatcher Traineeship, Portumna, Co. Galway and Lullymore Heritage Park, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Further Scholarships pursued through the Heritage Council and other training with various traditional thatchers. Styles are fletch, hidden scallop style and modern steel sway/screw fixings. Fetac Accredited. I have also trained under various traditional thatchers and use techniques that are appropriate to the roof in question.
All thatching work carried out conforms to good practice as laid out in the Thatchers Bible "The Thatchers Craft". With all my work, I give guarantees that basically underwrites all thatching work. Typically I will guarantee work carried out for a minimum of five years. Registered Business - Tax clearance for grant aided work. Grants for Heritage buildings from Department of Environment, County Council, The Heritage Council, where appropriate.