Thatchers are not common in Ireland now, because slate and tiles are mostly used. There are some thatchers in Ireland yet but they are old. When the thatchers start to thatch they make [wangles?] of the straw and put them in a loop and wet them well. He shoves them into the old thatch with his thatching fork. When he has the house finished he rakes it well, and throws water on it, then he puts sticks and wire on it. Thomas Sarsfield of [Clara?] thatches all the houses in this district. There is another thatcher in Mosstown and his name is Joe Farrely. James Randles, Dunleer. Willie Kells, Collon, James Morgan, Ardee.