Thatched Cottages.

Surviving thatched cottages in the area at present

Gerry Costello

Jim Gavin's cottage, Killoscobe.
© Gerry Costello Photography
Paddy Joe Kenny's House
© Gerry Costello Photography
Willie Ruane's House in Derrylissane
© Gerry Costello

As I look about the area now I see we have just two thatched cottages left. It brings to mind the song “My Fathers House” written by midland’s musician and songwriter, Kevin Sheerin. The opening lines describing well the present condition of the majority of all the former thatched houses in the area.

“The gable wall is all that’s left now, The old thatched cottage, is falling down. I dry my eyes, as I fondly remember, days of long ago, when I was young”

To read a short article on Thatched House construction



The Gable wall is all that’s left now

Tuohey's old house near Garbally Castle on your way to Colemanstown

Tuohy’s old house, located near Garbally Castle.

This page was added on 22/10/2014.

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