- Settlement: roofs / thatching
- An Cheathrú Rua, Co. Galway
- Simon Coleman
- Archival information
- Roofs & Thatching: Roof construction: (12) raking or combing down finished thatching with the ráca. Besides the three exposed scollops used over the boibins (the comb) often ornamentation is applied such as above. (13) Straightening the eaves with a sheep-shears. Final note: the thatcher always works with helper, who cuts scollops ready for use and carries themp up the ladder (the thatcher himself twists and shapes lubán). He draws the straw (see (9)), makes boibins, and does all preparatory work, so that the thatcher is able to stay on the ladder till the completion of each stráca.
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