Bothan Scoir Cottage, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
Bothan Scoir is a small, basic, usually one roomed cottage for a poor landless labourer. The cottage, locally known as a Hanleys Cottage, dates from around 1640. It is the last of ten or so small farm labourer's dwelling that once stood here.
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Co. Clare
The Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. The castle is now famous for its medieval banquets. Folk Park gives visitors an opportunity to experience life in rural Ireland in the 19th century.
Cliff / Shell Cottage, Cullenstown, Co. Wexford
This artistically designed, thatched cottage is entirely covered in shells including every exterior surface and the adjacent outbuildings. It was transformed by its owner Kevin L. Ffrench (1921-2003) and was repaired in 2006 with financial assistance from the Heritage Council. It is situated overlooking the beautiful sandy Green Flag beach.
Clougheast Thatched Cottage, Co. Wexford
This 200 years old cottage is a prime example of the so-called "thatched mansion", designed to a Classical plan form and built in the traditional materials. It used to be the holiday home of Oscar Wilde as a child.
Derrymore House / Cottage, Co. Armagh
An elegant 18th-century thatched cottage with its peculiar gentrified vernacular style. It was built between 1776 and 1787 by Sir Isaac Corry MP for Newry on land he inherited from his father. The Act of Union was drafted in the drawing room of the house in 1800.
Donmar Cottage Hostel, Co. Mayo
This family run hostel is located near Ceide Fields, the oldest-known Neolithic field system in the world. It is situated just 4 minutes walk from a quiet sandy beach in an area of great natural beauty. You can relax in a comfortable sitting room with turf fire and generous library, TV/DVD, board games. Traditional Music Sessions are held at the cottage adjacent to Donmar. Please let the hostel owners know in advance if you are a musician so some music can be organized during your stay. Free Sea Fishing is included in the price (depending on the weather), cook your catch for dinner in the cottage kitchen!
Dwyer McAllister Cottage, Co. Wicklow
A fine example of a traditional whitewashed thatched cottage built with local stone. Historically linked to 1798 Rebellion. It was used by rebel leaders Dwyer and McAllister.
Folk Village Museum, Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal
It is a replica of a thatched cottage village in rural Ireland that offers a glimpse of daily life during the past centuries. Each cottage recreates a different era - from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Hezlett House, Co. Derry
It is a thatched cottage, dating from 1690, making it one of the oldest vernacular domestic buildings in Northern Ireland. There is also a small museum of farm implements and guided tours are available.