In his interesting reply of 1st May, our 'nostalgic Fermanagh exile' R.David
"'sally' rods were widely used in Fermanagh............. to make scollops to
Would be most grateful if you could kindly explain to me what 'scollops' are
and how they are used in thatched roofs.
I have seen how thatch is held down with ropes with a large stone tied on
and hanging down below the eaves (film 'Secret of Roan Inish'), but know of
no other way used to attach thatch.
Alas, I fear your 'scollops' are not the edible kind - scallops - delicious!
Sorry to bring up a previous subject but it holds my curiosity.
Thanks so much ,
----- Original Message -----
From: "R.David Moore" <rdavid.moore(a)btopenworld.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: FER-GOLD Derrygonnelly and sailchis
> . As for the
twisted twigs - 'sally' rods were widely used in Fermanagh as rods to
cattle, to weave into turf creels, to make scollops to secure the thatch
these 'rods' grew all along the valleys of rivers like the Sillees.