Join our resident thatcher as they perform and discuss the traditional craft of thatching.
Thatched roofs are a common sight throughout Bunratty Folk Park. Did you know however that thatch is the ideal roofing material as it is cool in summer and warm in winter! In exposed regions of the Atlantic seaboard, the thatch is held down by ropes to prevent it getting damaged by strong gales.
Watch and discuss with our resident thatcher the skills and materials required to perform this traditional craft.
Bunratty Folk Park
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
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