Friday, 4 November 2016

Irish Cottage Interior

Continuing on from my earlier images of the exterior of a 19th-20th Century Irish farm cottage (shown here: I actually enlarged the house after further research showed me that they were often this size rather than smaller. Cottages of the time usually contained a living room with a fire, a bedroom and a parlour.

The bedroom was often behind the wall with the fire so the heat could spread there and sometimes had an upper loft for more beds with a small window. The Parlour was a room that was left untouched unless they had guests or the priest visited, the usual living was done in the living room by the snug fire. 

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