Skep-Making Demonstration in Castledermot
Castledermot Local History Group
Castledermot Library, Main Street, Castledermot, Co. Kildare
23 August, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
A wealth of thatching materials and methods were used historically in Co. Leitrim. Looking at its thatch roofs today, Leitrim's thatch heritage will be explored alongside ideas for its survival.
Dr. Fidelma Mullane will explore the different thatching materials used in County Leitrim, such as straw, rushes, heather and water reed. The thatching methods will also be explored. The main issues relating to thatch roofs, such as insurance, and the high cost of materials and thatching will be highlighted. The future of thatch as a sustainable roof covering will be examined.