Thatched roofs are becoming a thing of the past in Ireland and that is a pity. The thatching used in most cases in Ireland is reeds, which can last as long as 50 years. However, lower quality reeds and wet climates can shorten the lifespan considerably. The ridge needs to be redone every 8-14 years. There are very few thatchers left in the UK and Ireland as it is a dying craft.
We spotted this pretty little cottage near Curracloe, at the same time as another car of tourists did and we just had to pull over for pix.
For many long years
I have kept the weather out.
Pretty thatched cottage.