Wicklow's Traditional Farmhouses
Published in 2014, Hardback, 140pp, illustrated
Published by Wicklow County Council
Until relatively recently, traditional farmhouses were an integral part of the Wicklow landscape. Since the 1960s new forms of buildings have dominated the countryside. However, hidden down overgrown lanes are many fascinating examples of old farmhouses preserving a wonderful array of traditional features, from thatched roofing to furniture and fittings. These capture a way of rural life that has disappeared, but which remains vivid in our collective memory. This study is an attempt to document a record of that way of life in Wicklow before the physical evidence is lost forever.