- Settlement: roofs / thatching
- An Cheathrú Rua, Co. Galway
- Simon Coleman
- Archival information
- Roofs & Thatching: Roof construction: twisting and bending lúbán. The same length of hazel stick is used for both scollop and lúbán: both are taken from the same bundle of prepared sticks. Point of lúbán cut bias to avoid having soft centre of stick coincide with sharp end. Scollop and lúbán in position for holding down thatch - lúbán is pushed in with hand and driven home with mallet till the long leg oes into the scraw, deep down. Scollops are stuck into roof along the edge of straca just finished to keep the straw in position and to mark the position of the lúbán hidden under the thatching. they are taken out one by one as the thatcher moves up towards the apex and used as the scollops for the fresh stráca as in x.
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