Thatching in Ireland; Leinster
The craft, in the Province of Leinster, until c1960
his page is one of four covering the islands of Ireland. If you have started here kindly go to the Introduction page HERE; as it contains some useful background information, to this and the other three pages...
einster... Covering the historic counties of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois (formally Kings), Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly (formally Queens), Westmeath, Wexford & Wicklow.
With no Atlantic coastline, roped thatch was not used in this province; but examples of the other methods and materials, used in Ireland appear in the images below... Bobbin ridges were widespread; in counties Meath, Dublin, Kildare, Offaly, Carlow & Wicklow... As they once were across the Irish sea, in Wales. Water reed makes an appreance in counties Longford, Wexford & Kilkenny. With cereal straw being found throughout, using the Thrusted or Scalloped fixed methods.