An Irish cottage made for a postcard 

This Irish cottage is located on the Galway Road near the beautiful seaside village of Kinvarra in county Galway. These cottages date from about 1800 on wards and usually had 2 or 3 rooms! Their roofs were covered with materials that were available locally. This one is made of reeds and hay and this was knitted down by master thatchers who sometimes covered it with a net to prevent the roof blowing off in high gales. This one is ‘possibly’ a replica as the wall lines and chimney lines are ‘too straight’. God knows the number of people who would have lived in a dwelling of this size but they were the lucky ones! See Dunguaire Castle in the background.