Brian Rogers (Part 1)
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Brian Rogers (Part 1)


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Brian Rogers was born in Ballymote, Co Sligo and at the age of nine the family moved to Dromore West. He studied Sociology in Trinity College which he really enjoyed. He trained to thatch using reeds and he discusses the different types of reeds used in thatching. Brian talks about scollop thatching and the oaten straw used, the techniques involved, the tools employed including the leather knife, the bittle and the bat. Brian also explains the differences between farmers’ thatching and professional thatching.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Sligo Heritage Collection, First Series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

16.90 MB, 9.39 MB, 17.55 MB, 11.34 MB

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Product ID:



A Thatcher

Recorded by:

Joe McGowan