The Mayglass restoration cottage is well worth a view on line; see Heritage Council website ,see here Wexford professional restorationhttp://www.mayglass-2000.ie – see how similar the shape of the pyramid of bricks are. This chimney also is not in good health, picture on left, when last visited there was a crook put under the wooden lintel to hold the whole thing up. It is an older house but not by much – it is thatched and unfortunately unless heated year round it suffers rapid decay. The owner deserves our deep gratitude in preserving such a gem – this is a true time capsule.
While taking visitors to Dunbrody Abbey I was drawn to ruins of an old house adjacent to the site and discovered the remains of a very familiar size chimney in the wall, bottom picture on left – my chimney is the one without the sticks – it had to be totally rebuilt from the base up. My aim for the future is to have a liner in the chimney attached to a stove in the main room downstairs.