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County Galway
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Reg. No.30411912
Date1840 - 1880
Previous NameN/A
CountyCounty Galway
Coordinates93601, 206181
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
Original Useoutbuilding
Detached single-bay single-storey outbuilding, erected c.1860, being surviving west bay of four-bay single-storey house. Pitched roof having roped rye thatch. Rubble limestone walls with door opening to front, north-east, wall, having timber battened door. Rubble limestone chimneystack to east gable formerly serving fireplace to east side of gable. Approached by narrow lane.


This farm building is one of an interesting group of similar structures on Inis Meáin and of a wider group on the Aran Islands. The use and retention of thatch continues a long tradition of thatched roofing in Ireland and the occurrence of thatched outbuildings is also increasingly rare. This building is unusual in formerly having been a dwelling house.
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