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Antrim areas attic barn bed alcove building material built cabin characteristic chimneys clay was cut climate construction cooked at frequent Coumeenole County Clare County Cork County Donegal County Dublin County Galway County Kildare County Limerick County Mayo County Meath County Tyrone County Wexford Danachair Donegal door dry-stone dwelling-house early nineteenth century east eighteenth and nineteenth eighteenth century Eireann ethnologist example extension in length farm farmstead farmyard few localities fireplaces floor comprised floor level frame frame construction functional centre gable gentry Georgian hearth at floor hipped roof house in County house type humble buildings Internal partition walls Ireland IRELAND'S VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE Irish vernacular building Kilkenny kitchen-livingroom known in Ireland larger farmhouses Leinster Lighter materials lime lime-and-sand mortar livestock livingroom local materials main hearth masonry mass construction Mayo medieval Mercier Middle Ages minor gentry mortared stone Munster near neat nineteenth century north and west north County Kerry north-west north-western north-western Europe numbers numerous often plaster poor labourer prosperous farmers replaced by houses roof ridge roof type rural dwelling seen above seventeenth seventeenth century shelter single-storey sixteenth small dwellings small farmhouse smaller social centre sod cut Sometimes stone and mortar storeys survival temporary dwellings thatched mansions tower tower house traditional forms two-storey typical Ulster usual varied locally vernacular building tradition vernacular tradition violent gales Walls of timber water-mills wattle west County Whitewash Windmills window yard