Ballyglass Thatched Cottage Ireland

The Cottage and Farm

Welcome to Ballyglass Thatched Cottage Blog. I hope to post new information on a regular basis. There should be news on both the cottage and the farm, be sure to keep an eye out!

Restoration part 1

Easter 2005. This is what the cottage looked like in Easter 2005. Sometime in the 60s or 70s thatched cottage owners in Ireland were given a grant to make the house water tight, of course the obvious thing to do would be to cover the thatch with galvanize sheets. Hard to believe. There was no…

Vitamin c

Rosehip is a great source of vitamin C this time of year. The flesh tastes like jam . Wait for them to turn from red to orange and squeeze out the insides

Ponds part 2

Originally dug these 3 ponds last winter. I was interested to find out how they would work in terms of water and biodiversity. Mixed bag, lots of life, dried up over the summer. I’ve tidied them up and will plant some trees later. This will not be the end of the changes to the ponds,…


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