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Thatched Irish cottages were simple affairs, and while the basic design was the same throughout the country, there were differences on a regional basis. One major regional difference would have been the use of mud walls, rather than stone, in some areas. Strange as it seems, when the mud walls were dried and given several coats of whitewash, and when the thatched roof was allowed to overhang the walls, they remained dry and lasted for many decades.
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For over 9.000 years, thatch has been used as a roofing material in Ireland. Nowadays, the difficulty of finding people to do the thatching, the further difficulty of acquiring insurance for thatched cottages, the need for continual maintenance of this roofing material, and the availability of cheaper more durable roofing have all mitigated against the preservation of this important part of our heritage.

Where stone was available for cottage building it was used. Stone was either collected by horse and cart on the sandstone mountains or quarried from the limestone quarries that existed all over the country. The limestone quarries served many purposes. Limestone could be burned to produce lime for the fields and lime with which to make mortar for building. It could also be broken into small pieces for road making, roughly shaped for building walls and cheaper houses, and finely cut and dressed for building more substantial houses. Public buildings were usually of 'ashlar' construction, i.e., cut and dressed stone.
A census taken in 1841, showed that 40% of the population of Ireland were living in one roomed mud-walled cabins. Many of those 3,500,000 people may not have shared our romantic ideas of comfortable warm Irish cottages. For many, the conditions must have been cold, damp and insecure. That insecurity came from the inability to own their own homes and the threat of eviction that hung over many a thatched Irish cottage. Sometimes that threat came from a landlord but very often the threat came from the larger farmers on whose property the cottage dwellers or cottiers lived. Rent was usually paid by labour on the farm and when times were bad and there was no work in the fields, they had to rely on the benevolence of the famers. Along with the Irish cottages went an acre of ground and it was possible to keep a cow on the acre and grow enough potatoes to feed the family for an entire year.
Instructions for Posting a Thatch Cottages Waymark:
Thatch cottages posted in this category must be covered in either Straw or Reeds.
Ruined cottages will be accepted provided that at least a small portion of the roof can still be seen.
We welcome entries from all over the world.

To add a waymark to this category you must provide at least one photo of the cottage as well as precise coordinates of the location of the cottage.
Cottage's which are within .5 of a mile of an excisting cottage waymark will not be accepted,this is to prevent multiple enters on the same roadway.

Please also add a full address of the cottage.

Please also add as much detail as possible about the various cottages.
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To claim a find, you must submit a photo of the cottage, taken from a different angle to the one shown on the page. The photo should show at least one of the walls of the cottage in full, and preferably it should show some of the surrounding landscape or buildings. If possible, you should also be in the photograph.
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Thatch CottagesThe Bangle Barbecue - Anaheim, CA

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This small thatch cottage is located in Adventureland, near Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 7/26/2014

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesCottage - Kuauai, HI

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A Hawaiian-style thatched cottage.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel

location: Hawaii

date approved: 6/25/2014

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatch Cottage - Vesely Kopec, Czech Republic

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Thatch Cottage in Vesely Kopec - Open-Air Museum Vysocina.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Pardubicky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesMaison au toit de chaume-Trédrez-Locquémeau-France

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A beautiful thatched roof! Un beau toit de chaume!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 5/11/2014

last visited: 5/11/2014

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Thatch CottagesThatch Cottage - Všestary, Czech Republic

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Thatch Cottage in Archeopark Všestary.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Kralovehradecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/21/2014

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesRefugio Taino - Punta Cana, Dominican Republica

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Refugio Taino is located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republica.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Dominican Republic

date approved: 2/25/2014

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesIskælderhus, Corselitze - Denmark

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Little house in nice public garden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member team Sikko

location: Denmark

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesGeneralens Lysthus, Corselitze - Denmark

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Generalens Lysthus (the General's Summer House) is a small, thatched cottage in Tromnæs Forest on the Danish island of Falster. It was built in 1786 by the industrialist Johan Frederik Classen who also built nearby Corselitze.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member team Sikko

location: Denmark

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatch End Cottage - Baslow, UK

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This thatch cottage used to form part of the nearby Chatsworth House Estate, but can now be rented as a holiday cottage.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/24/2013

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesSimply Carroll's Gifts - Thatched Cottage- Dullstroom, South Africa

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This cute little gift shop has a thatched roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Mpumalanga, South Africa

date approved: 10/19/2013

last visited: 4/22/2014

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Thatch CottagesThatched Cottage at Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, ZA

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The thatch on this roof is made of reed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 10/13/2013

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesIndian Village Thatch Jamestown Settlement - Williamsburh VA

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Indian Village Thatch Jamestown Settlement - Williamsburh VA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/15/2013

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesJamestown Fort Thatch- Jamestown Settlement VA

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Jamestown Fort Thatch roofed buildings

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/15/2013

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesLa chaumière aux coquillages - Rambouillet, France

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[FR] La chaumière aux coquillages fut édifiée vers 1770-1780 pour la princesse de Lamballe, belle-fille du duc de Penthièvre. [EN] The sea shell thatched cottage was decorated by the Duke of Penthièvre for the Princess of Lamballe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 8/15/2013

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesMuseum of traditional living - Senetarov, Czech Republic

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Exposition on the production of buttons made from mother-of-pearl and the museum of traditional living.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/21/2013

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesSmedekøllen,Støvringgård - Denmark

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Lille nyrestaureret bindingsværkshus med stråtag, kaldet Smedekøllen. Litte newly restored half-timbered cotttage with thatched roof

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 4/29/2013

last visited: 6/25/2014

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Thatch CottagesThe Lone Shieling - Cape Bretons Highlands National Park

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This Thatch Cottage was built in the design of the Lone Shieling on the Island of Skye Scotland. It is located in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 2/12/2013

last visited: 6/13/2014

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Thatch CottagesThatched Cottage - Western Development Museum - North Battleford, SK

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There are four Western Development Museums in Saskatchewan, each with a different theme. The theme of the North Battleford WDM is that of a Heritage Farm & Village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Saskatchewan, Canada

date approved: 2/2/2013

last visited: 2/28/2014

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Thatch CottagesThe Horse and Jockey, Hope Street, Wrexham, Wales, UK

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thatched roof ontop of the cottage and public house of the Horse and Jockey, on the main street in Wrexham town centre, an odd place for such a building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member N!TR0

location: North Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/8/2013

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatch Cottage, Prerov nad Labem, Czech Republic

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Thatch Cottage at Open-air museum

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/1/2013

last visited: 9/13/2013

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Thatch CottagesNeolithic cottage of Çatalhöyük - Çumra, Turkey

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Neolithic cottage of Çatalhöyük near city Çumra

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Turkey

date approved: 11/22/2012

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesCottage at Skovmose - Als, Denmark

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Modern thatched cottage near the beach on the island of Als. / Modernes Reetdachhaus am Strand auf der Insel Als.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DieCacherGirls

location: Denmark

date approved: 11/22/2012

last visited: 4/29/2014

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Thatch CottagesMain Street Thatched Cottages - Adare, Ireland

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Early nineteenth century thatched cottages on Main Street in Adare, Ireland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Munster, Ireland

date approved: 10/19/2012

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesWalt Disney's Enchanted TIKI Room - Disneyland, Ca

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Located at the enterance to Adventureland in Disneyland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lord Mot

location: California

date approved: 8/3/2012

last visited: 6/23/2013

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Thatch CottagesThe Mad Hatter - Disneyland, Ca

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Located between the Carousel and the Mad Tea Party teacups.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lord Mot

location: California

date approved: 8/3/2012

last visited: 6/25/2014

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