iron age, ireland history, thatch

I love how the thatched roof has enveloped this replica of an ancient dwelling at the Craggaunowen project in county Clare, Ireland. It gives the impression of wrapping itself around the occupants and protecting them from the elements. Of course, if you are claustrophobic, you might not appreciate the sentiment when you see the next two images.

craggaunowen, ancient buildings, ireland

Bronze Age living Ireland

Underneath the thatch, not exactly five-star but  a well built house in it’s day.

Find out more about this interesting period in Ireland’s history at Shannon Heritage.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Enveloped.”


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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