Monday, January 27, 2003

Gus Claffey was telling about the old house he owns near Clonmacnois that is a real eye-catcher with its whitewashed walls and red painted roof.The original roof was a scraw roof and had straw thatch treated with bluestone and fixed with scallops made from sally branches.While doing work around the fireplace he found a stone dated 1819.The original roof was blown down in the Big Wind and
Gus reckons that the house was rebuilt some years afterwards on the same site.

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