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Callan, Co.Kilkenny, May 2012


Material: Irish Water Reed, sourced from the Slaney Estuary Large 4 bay mud walled cottage, hipped both ends.

Ancestral home to the Christian Brothers Founder, Blessed Ignatius Rice. The ridge was completed using wheaten straw.


Callan
Callan

Callan, Co.Kilkenny, May 2012


Material: Irish Water Reed, sourced from the Slaney Estuary Large 4 bay mud walled cottage, hipped both ends.

Ancestral home to the Christian Brothers Founder, Blessed Ignatius Rice. The ridge was completed using wheaten straw.


Kilmanagh

Kilmanagh, Co.Kilkenny, December 2012


Material : Irish Oaten Straw.

Notes : Hipped one end, modern extension at other end, 14inch coat of straw sparred using hidden scolb method. Extensive rebuilding of eaves and ridge. This is a modern family home and is the only thatch left in the village. Bobbins complete the ridge.


Kilmanagh

Kilmanagh, Co.Kilkenny, December 2012


Material : Irish Oaten Straw.

Notes : Hipped one end, modern extension at other end, 14inch coat of straw sparred using hidden scolb method. Extensive rebuilding of eaves and ridge. This is a modern family home and is the only thatch left in the village. Bobbins complete the ridge.

Tullaroan, Co. Kilkenny, October 2010


Material : Imported Wheaten Straw.

Notes : Large double storey farmhouse, ancestral home to legendary Kilkenny hurler Lory Meagher. Complete rethatch using Maris Huntsman Wheaten Straw. Approx 270 Sq. Metres, half hipped, flush ridge finished with bobbins.


tullaroan
tullaroan

Tullaroan, Co. Kilkenny, October 2010


Material : Imported Wheaten Straw.

Notes : Large double storey farmhouse, ancestral home to legendary Kilkenny hurler Lory Meagher. Complete rethatch using Maris Huntsman Wheaten Straw. Approx 270 Sq. Metres, half hipped, flush ridge finished with bobbins.

Dairy_Hill

Desert, Callan, Co.Kilkenny, August 2012


Material : Irish Oaten Straw.

Notes : Large 5 bay mud walled construction, circa 1820, hipped both ends, appox 170 metres Sq. Double diamond pattern and bobbins finish the ridge. Straw for this project was aquired using the Reaper binder from a local field.


Dairy_Hill

Desert, Callan, Co.Kilkenny, August 2012


Material : Irish Oaten Straw.

Notes : Large 5 bay mud walled construction, circa 1820, hipped both ends, appox 170 metres Sq. Double diamond pattern and bobbins finish the ridge. Straw for this project was aquired using the Reaper binder from a local field.

Jigginstown, Naas, Co.Kildare, January 2011


Material : Irish Oaten Straw.

Notes : Straight Gables, course fletched in and sparred where neccessary. Extensive repairs required where the back of the house is overshadowed by other buildings. Ridge rolls used extensively to bring the ridge into pitch. Bobbins completed the ridge.


Jigginstown
Jigginstown

Jigginstown, Naas, Co.Kildare, January 2011


Material : Irish Oaten Straw.

Notes : Straight Gables, course fletched in and sparred where neccessary. Extensive repairs required where the back of the house is overshadowed by other buildings. Ridge rolls used extensively to bring the ridge into pitch. Bobbins completed the ridge.

Calverstown

Calverstown, Co.Kildare, November 2008


Material : Irish Oaten Straw.

Notes : Hipped both ends, mud walled construction, modernised inside. Fletch/slice thatching and scolbs/hazel sparred for the eaves. Ridge finished with bobbins.


Calverstown

Calverstown, Co.Kildare, November 2008


Material : Irish Oaten Straw.

Notes : Hipped both ends, mud walled construction, modernised inside. Fletch/slice thatching and scolbs/hazel sparred for the eaves. Ridge finished with bobbins.

Kingscourt Main Street, Co.Cavan, December 2014


Material : Imported Water Reed.

Notes : This premises on the the main street in Kingscourt, Co.Cavan is a licensed premises.Originally straw thatched, a new roof had to be constructed as the old roof had become dangerous. Main coat was 16 inches. Block ridge, screw fixings hold on the thatch.


Kingscourt
Kingscourt

Kingscourt Main Street, Co.Cavan, December 2014


Material : Imported Water Reed.

Notes : This premises on the the main street in Kingscourt, Co.Cavan is a licensed premises.Originally straw thatched, a new roof had to be constructed as the old roof had become dangerous. Main coat was 16 inches. Block ridge, screw fixings hold on the thatch.

Rathvilly_New

Rathvilly, Co.Carlow July 2008


Material : Irish Oaten Straw.

Notes : This building when inspected by the Heritage Council received immediate funding. Mud construction, possibly 16thor 17thcentury. Major patching repairs needed before main thatch applied. Size is 125 metre², hipped both ends, the main coat was 10 inches. Entire ridge was completed with bobbins. Thruss/Fletch style thatching.


Rathvilly_New

Rathvilly, Co.Carlow July 2008


Material : Irish Oaten Straw.

Notes : This building when inspected by the Heritage Council received immediate funding. Mud construction, possibly 16thor 17thcentury. Major patching repairs needed before main thatch applied. Size is 125 metre², hipped both ends, the main coat was 10 inches. Entire ridge was completed with bobbins. Thruss/Fletch style thatching.

Cappalinnan, Co.Laois 2010


Material : Irish Oaten Straw.

Notes : This my dogs house ! Walls are made with mud and stone; little or no modern fixings, straw tied on with sisal; copper cylinder capping the top...


DogHouse
DogHouse

Cappalinnan, Co.Laois 2010


Material : Irish Oaten Straw.

Notes : This my dogs house ! Walls are made with mud and stone; little or no modern fixings, straw tied on with sisal; copper cylinder capping the top...

ballycullen

Ballycullen, Mullinhone, July 2012


Material : Irish Oaten Straw.

Notes : Small cottage which was stripped of its reed thatch as it was originally thatched in straw; 14 inch coat sparred on; hipped both ends; flush ridge with bobbins combs; straw sourced with my own binder.


ballycullen

Ballycullen, Mullinhone, July 2012


Material : Irish Oaten Straw.

Notes : Small cottage which was stripped of its reed thatch as it was originally thatched in straw; 14 inch coat sparred on; hipped both ends; flush ridge with bobbins combs; straw sourced with my own binder.

Drumbane, Borrisoleigh, November 2012


Material : Importeed Turkish Reed.

Notes : Old thatch stripped and base coats tightened down; 14 inch coat of new reed sparred on using steel sway and scolbs; Block ridge finished with wheaten straw.


Borrisoleigh
Borrisoleigh

Drumbane, Borrisoleigh, November 2012


Material : Importeed Turkish Reed.

Notes : Old thatch stripped and base coats tightened down; 14 inch coat of new reed sparred on using steel sway and scolbs; Block ridge finished with wheaten straw.