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Thatch Repair Grant Scheme

Thatch, Malin


County Donegal is home to one of the largest surviving concentrations of thatch structures in Ireland.  Our thatched buildings are one of the most iconic and enduring images of County Donegal. Donegal County Council recognises the contribution that thatched dwellings and outbuildings make to our built heritage, cultural landscape, employment, economy and tourism.


The aims of the Thatch Repair Grant Scheme are to:

(i) provide specialist advice to owners on the conservation of their thatched structures;

(ii) allocate funding for small-scale thatch repairs and associated works to vernacular buildings;and/or

(iii) facilitate homeowners to undertake thatch repairs themselves under conservation supervision.


Types of small-scale thatch repairs that might be eligible to Donegal County Council’s Thatch Repair Grants Scheme include repairs to the eaves, the ridge, flashings around the chimney, holes, furrows, fixings, ropes, wire netting, the gable and the roof timbers or carpentry.   


The closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm on Friday 31st May 2019. 


Download Thatch Repair Grant Scheme - Information


Download Thatch Repair Grant Scheme - Application Form


An Action of the County Donegal Heritage Plan (Action 2.2) &

the Culture & Creativity Strategy for County Donegal (Action 5.6).


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