Dr Barry O’Reilly
Traditional hamlets in Ireland
Our traditional hamlets form a very interesting and attractive part of the human landscape in Ireland. However, they tend to receive very little attention. This talk highlights the importance of these places, delving into their various forms and features, considering also their change through the centuries. It will feature examples from all over Ireland, including Tipperary, but will also consider the wider world, showing that we are not so very different to our European neighbours.
Dr Barry O’Reilly has worked in the field of vernacular architecture over the past thirty years. His recent doctoral research at Oxford Brookes University focused on vernacular (traditional) settlements in Ireland. He is currently editor for Europe and Eurasia for the revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World. Otherwise He works for the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.
The lecture will commence at 7.30pm approx. in The Source, Cathedral St., Thurles and, as always, patrons are welcome to enjoy tea, coffee and refreshments beforehand. Enquiries to Mary or John at: