Annaghdown is a truly historic place – from the ruins of the monastic settlement and cathedral beside Lough Corrib, to Cregg Mill and the ruins of St Cathal’s Church in the east of the parish, the area is filled with buildings and structures of historical and archaeological significance. This is complemented by a wide range of of folklore, together with a strong tradition of, and interest in, the Irish language, with the west part of the parish situated in Gaeltacht an Eachréidh. Join us as we discuss various aspects of this history, from archaeological monuments to twentieth century local history.
Living in a Thatched House
Thatched houses are to be found dotted around the Irish countryside, and particularly in west Galway. Evelyn Stevens has lived in a thatched house in Annaghdown since the 1980s, and here she joins Paul Greaney to discuss the joys and challenges of living in a thatched cottage. This complements our recent videos John Joe Duggan: Thatching / Tuíodóireacht and Thatching at Cloonboo with Marika Leen.
A brief trailer for our podcast, taken from the first episode, 'Living in a Thatched House' with Evelyn Stevens and Paul Greaney.