Heritage Angel

We think this woman is amazing – and we’d kindly ask you to vote in a ’30 second’ poll that will give her National recognition. Watch the video of her amazing cottage (link below), and please, take a few seconds to vote.

UTT recommended a friend (without her knowledge) for a ‘Heritage Angel’ award – Margaret Gallagher lives in a wonderful, traditional cottage in Fermanagh NI – without electric or running water, and is forever inviting schools groups, or anyone interested, to see her traditional way of life. She’s still living in the same cottage where she was born in 1942 – making her 76. She’s spent 50 years fighting to protect vernacular buildings, and educating others about rural life.

We’ d be very happy if her contribution to the conservation of traditional buildings was recognised by an award – watch the video and see inside:

Mullylusty Cottage

One vote per email address via that link.

She’s a remarkable, humble woman, and we think she deserves National recognition for her work.

 

Our Winter Photo Competition

We launched a little competition a few weeks ago, asking for photos of your UTT Winter holidays. We were not disappointed and Kayleigh’s photo of Cae Bach won! She wrote,

“This was from our holiday last November. We had the most amazing weekend when we stayed in Cae Bach, waking up on cold crisp sunny winter mornings to that view was just incredible! The sun shone for pretty much the entire weekend, it was glorious. It was the perfect weekend and still remains one of our favourite holidays together.”

Cae Bach by Kayleigh

Here are all of the entries.

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Christmas Presents for Book Lovers {Yourself Included}

We do like a “housey” book at Under the Thatch and with Christmas coming, we thought would share a few that would make great gifts. Do you have any favourites you could add to our list?

Country: From Simple, Elegant Interiors to Pastoral and Rustic Homes

Imperfect Home by Mark Bailey

Tools for Living: A Sourcebook of Iconic Designs for the Home by Charlotte Fiell

The Irish Cottage: History, Culture and Design by Marion McGarry

50 Buildings That Built Wales by Greg Stevenson

Farrow & Ball Living with Colour by Ros Byam Shaw

50 Buildings That Built Wales by Greg Stevenson
The Irish Cottage: History, Culture and Design by Marion McGarry
Country: From Simple, Elegant Interiors to Pastoral and Rustic Homes by Judith Miller
Imperfect Home by Mark Bailey
Tools for Living: A Sourcebook of Iconic Designs for the Home by Charlotte Fiell
Farrow & Ball Living with Colour by Ros Byam Shaw