Insurance for Thatched Buildings Survey 

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is working to resolve the urgent issue of insurance for thatched buildings.  

We need particular details from owners of thatched properties to help us establish the facts. The information provided will be used to assist owners with getting fair quotes for insurance.  

We would very much appreciate if only one form is filled in for each thatched property and returned to the Department. We are requesting the Eircode for the property so that we can avoid duplication.  Forms that do not include an Eircode may be excluded from the analysis.

The information provided by you will be stored safely. It will not be shared with third parties in a manner that would identify the property or the owner. The Privacy Statement covering this survey and the form are available on

If you have any questions in relation to this survey, please contact: Telephone 01 5393221 Telephone 01 8883195


The deadline for the Thatch Insurance Survey  has been extended to 31st of October Paper copies also available



Through policies in the Kildare County Development Plan and the promotion of various grant schemes, Kildare County Council aims to preserve the thatch cottages of County Kildare.

In this section, you will find advice leaflets and contacts for various grant schemes to assist with thatching.

If you have any queries, please contact The Conservation Section at or call 045 – 980748/980790

Thatching Grants 2022

Applications are invited from the owners of thatch houses in county Kildare for repairs and/or replacement of thatch.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 22nd March 2022.

Applications can be emailed to or posted to;
Conservation Section, Planning Department, Aras Chil Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.

Full details of the scheme and application form are available hereunder.

Enquiries to or 045 980748

Application Form 2022

File Size: 21KB - Document Type: MS Word

Scheme Details 2022

File Size: 16KB - Document Type: MS Word

The Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government Thatching Grant Scheme

Renewal/Repair of Thatched Roofs (of a house) application form

A guide to the repair of thatched roofs

File Size: 2,538KB - Document Type: Acrobat pdf

The Thatched Houses of County Kildare

File Size: 3,983KB - Document Type: Acrobat pdf