'Old Timers' are the many vernacular cottages and often deserted homes scattered across our rural landscape. The photo's that follow are a selection of some of the buildings in three counties.
Beneath the shroud of greenery lies a once handsome cottage with a tiled roof.
It caught my eye twenty odd years ago and I often wondered if anyone would appreciate its very private location and buy it, nobody did so nature has now taken over.
This one too has always attracted me. There were once figures on the porch roof but since the recent clean up they have sadly disappeared. I wonder if a 'For Sale' sign will shortly be seen, for it has a useful level field behind and would make a good wee home for someone with the energy to care for the place.
No hope for this old home I guess as it is only a couple feet from a busy road.
This old timer has seen it's folks move way and the present owner can see no value
in even maintaining it as a useful store. It is very sad to see unwarranted neglect.
A long house where music and yarns would have almost lifted the rafters off whilst the owners jigged the night away.
Once referred to as an Irish cabin, most likely thatched and now sheeted over with corrugated iron, then converted to a shed: the doorway increased in width to accommodate cattle.
All is not lost for this old gatehouse is now occupied and provides a sturdy home
for it's owners.
Yet another gatehouse that we often pass by.
This was the original gate lodge for Castle Bernard, renamed Kinnitty Castle.
The present entrance and driveway is now at Beech Lodge.