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Katy Carrington examines the re-emergence of thatched roofs in 1975.
Katy Carrington on the shore of Lough Neagh. Behind her is the mechanical gathering of Bull Rush or Ballen, a reed used for thatching. Interview with Fred Burns, Managing Director of Irish Thatchers. Views of preparation of reeds - cleaning and gathering reeds, Robert Stephenson describing the different types of thatching - reed, straw and straw reed.