living with thatch
One of the most iconic images of Ireland is the thatched cottage. They can be found all over Ireland, although the style can vary from region to region. Since childhood, I’ve always been fascinated by thatched cottages. My father was raised in a classic thatched farm cottage, although sadly I have no memory of it. It was demolished like so many cottages in the 1960’s, in favour of modern bungalows with central heating and indoor bathrooms.