The Irish Thatch House: A Kilkenny thatcher’s perspective, Friday 16th January


Friday 16 January 2009, 8.00pm, Butler House, Kilkenny.

‘The Irish thatch house; a Kilkenny thatcher’s perspective’. –an illustrated talk by Jimmy Lenehan.

In 1994 Jimmy Lenehan did a survey on the thatched houses of Kilkenny for KEB/ KCC, when he photographed and described all 111 thatched structures that he identified in County Kilkenny.  How many of these still remain?  Jimmy will discuss this and other issues at a talk that is sure to be of interest to anyone with an interest in our heritage and these iconic vernacular buildings.