Thatched houses are one of the most beautiful features of Ireland and we are very fortunate here in Co. Waterford to have many fine examples. I suspect that this is in large part due to the fact that we have a Master Thatcher, Hugh O’Neill, living in the area.
Here are some of the thatched houses in Co. Waterford that I find most appealing:
Thatched pubs tend to be very picturesque and evocative. I am always saddened when I pass one particular thatched pub that I used to frequent which has now fallen into disrepair. It clings to its former glory and shows the extent to which thatched buildings need to be maintained:
Here are some of the thriving thatched pubs in Co. Waterford that have special meaning for me: