Skills and practice of Irish Crafts

We were reminded of the wonderful award winning documentary series on RTÉ called Hands, which documented the skills and practice of Irish craft in the 1970’s and 1980’s – and delighted to learn that these short documentaries are now available to be purchased online.

For anyone who would like to learn more about thatching there is a whole episode dedicated to a Wexford thatcher, offering a very authentic Irish insight into this wonderful tradition. If you have a few minutes to spare, this preview from the documentary will transport you back in time and whet your appetite for this beautiful documentary series.