Trohanny Cottage is a 185 year old thatched cottage and farmstead situated in the rural picturesque village of Moynalty near the historic town of Kells, Co. Meath in Ireland.
Owned by myself Áine i live onsite with my family and our mini menagerie of 4 legged friends which at present consists of two horses, two donkeys, two cats and four dogs and whatever type of rescue animal happens to wander in.
The cottage has a fascinating history dating back to pre-famine times (see the blog section for more details)
Previously owned by the McMahon family, myself and my late husband Joe purchased it in 2000.
We spent a number of years restoring it from what was once dilapidated and inhabitable to a beautiful Irish vernacular stone cottage.
Sadly, there are fewer and fewer thatched cottages left in Ireland mainly because they are so expensive to maintain. In order to preserve this special cottage and it ensure its survival, we made the decision in 2018 to open up our home to guests.
We've had so much positive feedback from people who are fascinated with the cottage, its history and our life here that I was also encouraged to share our story online.
I would love you to join us on our journey - past and present - with tails and tales of the two and four legged at Trohanny Cottage.