Survey Data

Reg No

14316001


Date

1800 - 1840


Townland

DUNSANY


County

County Meath


Coordinates

315771, 273437


Description

Four-bay single-storey thatched house, built c.1820, now also in use as public house. Three-bay single-storey public house extension with slate roof to east. Single-storey flat-roofed extension to entrance fa├žade of public house. Single-bay extension with slate roof to west. Timber sash windows to thatched house. Rendered fascia and a decorative render cornice to public house. Modern single-storey extension to rear.

Appraisal

This building is an interesting example of a vernacular thatched house. Utilising traditional local materials, thatched structures were once commonly found all over Ireland but are now becoming increasingly rare. This house and the two other thatched houses on the same road to the east, form an interesting group of vernacular dwellings.