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Survey of thatched buildings within County Westmeath

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

A survey of thatched buildings within County Westmeath has commenced

Thatched buildings, once typical in Ireland, are now a rare sight.

“Up until the 17th century, thatch was the main type of roofing in Ireland but over the years other roofing materials became available and fashionable and now there are only a few thatched buildings in the country,” said Westmeath County Council heritage officer, Melanie McQuade.

A survey of the thatched buildings in Westmeath is commencing this month.


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