Wicklow's Traditional Farmhouses


Christian Corlett

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2015, Wicklow County Council,                                                                                               140 pages

Until relatively recently, traditional farmhouses were an integral part of the Wicklow landscape. Since the 1960’s 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. 

Christian Corlett is an archaeologist with the national Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. He lives in Wicklow and has a particular interest in the archaeology, history and folklore of his native county. He is a prolific writer and has written numerous articles for academic journals as well as the quarterly magazineArchaeology Ireland. He has also written, compiled and edited numerous books covering various subjects such as the Antiquities of West MayoUnearthing the Archaeology of Dun Laoghaire-RathdownJane W. Shackleton’s IrelandDarkest Dublin and Beneath the Poulaphuca Reservoir.