A campaign to revive thatching, the craft of building a roof using straw or other vegetation.
A course in Galway to save thatching is a joint venture between ANCO (An Comhairle Oiliúna) and Gaeltarra Éireann. The first set of trainees are well on their way to becoming expert thatchers.
Master thatcher, Jimmy Moran from Hedford is overseeing the training programme. Des Toal, Senior Training Advisor with AnCo the vocation training organisation describes the training and commends the work being done to revive and retain the craft.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 April 1979. The reporter is Jim Fahy.