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 2023

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 2023.

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 2023

File Size: 21KB - Document Type: MS Word

Scheme Details 2023

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