We are delighted to showcase an extract from The Weavers episode of "Hands", the award winning Irish documentary series screened on RTE in the 70's. RTE is I...

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Comment by Walter Crawford on April 28, 2013 at 6:39pm

It's sad to see the old crafts dying out.  I admire the fortitude of the brothers in this video.

Comment by Bit Devine on April 30, 2013 at 4:17pm

It is unfortunate. The young ones will come out and "help" but they seem to lose interest and patience rapidly. I would love to learn to Thatch. It is hard work though ...rough on the hands and back... plus the materials are getting harder to come by and more expensive.

Comment by Walter Crawford on April 30, 2013 at 7:29pm

We live in an age when everything has to be "instant" and the present young ones don't have the patience to learn handicrafts - everything has to be "press button"


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