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Thatching Grants 2024 

Kildare County Council invites applications from owners of thatch properties that need financial assistance with thatch roof repairs or rethatching costs.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 19th April 2024. 

Applications must be accompanied by a quotation from a qualified thatcher and a photograph of the property.

Enquiries and applications can be emailed to or posted to; The Conservation Section, Planning Department, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. 


Free Fire Safety Visits in 2024
The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are running a free pilot scheme in 2024 where thatch property owner/occupiers can request a visit to their property by an engineer from the Department to provide guidance on the advice in their leaflet ; Fire Safety in Thatch Properties 

Request a visit 
If you would like to request a visit, please email your name, phone number, property address and property Eircode to Catriona O’Flaherty at or call 01 5393651


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

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

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