Photographs

  1. A024.29.00121

    A024.29.00121

    1935

    Rope-Thatch, Glencolumbkille.

  2. A024.30.00002

    A024.30.00002

    1966

    House of Sarah Gunn's, Corratistune near Derrylin - thatching in progress.

  3. A024.30.00003

    A024.30.00003

    1966

    House of Sarah Gunn's, Corratistune near Derrylin - thatching in progress.

  4. A024.32.00007

    A024.32.00007

    1951

    House (Mc Aleer) Monanameal.

  5. A024.33.00007

    A024.33.00007

    1950

    Distribution map, thatching.

  6. A024.33.00008

    A024.33.00008

    1950

    Distribution map, thatching.

  7. A025.03.00001

    A025.03.00001

    1996

    Sod/Straw huts: The place-name Brácaí (Ir. bráca = ‘shed or hovel’) is associated with the Bunnamohaun group of sod huts in the far west of Clare Island. A second, similar group of sod huts has been identified at Lecarrow. The relative proximity of both groups to permanent settlements suggests that they were temporary shelters for herders and milkers in the summer months rather than true ‘booley’, or summer pasture, settlements. They are likely to have fallen out of use by the middle of the nineteenth century. Both groups of huts are sited next to the heads of streams, at about the 150m (500ft) contour. The huts are oval in plan, averaging 2m x 3m in size, the thick, rounded gable walls providing the main structural support for the building.

  8. A026.01.00024

    A026.01.00024

    1959

    Interiors: Interior of “house of John McDonagh from Claregalway”.

  9. A026.01.00025

    A026.01.00025

    1959

    Interiors: “interior of windowless house with Cailleach (bed-outshot)”.

  10. A026.01.00026

    A026.01.00026

    1959

    Interiors: cailleach (bed-outshot), (window a modern addition) Ballynonagh.

  11. A026.01.00028

    A026.01.00028

    1959

    Interiors: Old door. Caherlea, house of William Kelly. Note wooden bolt & boards of three different widths; wooden four-poster bed. Dimensions: 6’ long, 3" wide, left hand post 4'6" high. Dimensions of room: 6’ by 7'8" wide”.

  12. A026.10.00001

    A026.10.00001

    1939

    Interiors: Poulaphuca valley, House Interior.

  13. A026.10.00002

    A026.10.00002

    1939

    Interiors: Poulaphuca valley, House Interior.

  14. A026.10.00003

    A026.10.00003

    1939

    Interiors: Poulaphuca valley, House Interior.

  15. A026.10.00004

    A026.10.00004

    1939

  16. A026.10.00005

    A026.10.00005

    1939

    Interiors: Poulaphuca valley, House Interior.

  17. A026.10.00006

    A026.10.00006

    1939

    Interiors: Poulaphuca valley, House Interior.

  18. A026.10.00007

    A026.10.00007

    1939

    Interiors: Poulaphuca valley, House Interiors. Hearth of Joseph and Julia Quinn of Ballinahown, Valleymount. Joe Quinn (b.1933), son of Joseph Quinn. Family moved to Ballymore Eustace in 1940. Three Quinn families living in Ballinahowen since mid 18th century - mentioned in Griffiths Valuation of 1853.

  19. A026.10.00008

    A026.10.00008

    1939

    Interiors: Poulaphuca valley, House Interior.

  20. A026.10.00009

    A026.10.00009

    1939

    Interiors: Poulaphuca valley, House Interior.

  21. More photographs

Archival Reference

The Photographic Collection, A024.30.00002

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