Material: Oaten straw sourced from Wexford and Laois
Old thatch removed, base coats tightened. New rafters put in place and associated sod work on battens.10 inches sliced in using thatching fork for main coat. Flush ridge with bobbin combs. Entire roof wired off to prevent vermin.
Material: Wheaten straw sourced from Blackwater, Co.Wexford
Notes : Old thatch removed, base coats tightened. 14 inches coat of Maris Huntsman Straw. Extensive rebuilding of the Barge eaves where they were non existent. Porch Feature. Like many vernacular, this building has a small extension to lengthen it from original.
Material: Oaten straw (Rear,Roadside), Wheaten straw for front, both sourced from Co.Wexford
Notes : Old thatch removed , base coats tightened. 12 inches coat of Maris Huntsman Straw on front. Bobbin comb ridge.This building operated as a public House up until the late nineties.
Material: Oaten straw
Notes : Another ancient building, possibly dating back to Norman Times. Some of the rafters in the roof were derived from old ship timbers. 2- 3 LAYERS of old thatch removed, base coats rebuilt and tightened. 12 -14 inches coat of Oaten Straw. A Flush ridge finished with bobbins. Double diamond pattern on front of ridge.