I took these photographs in Adare in County Limerick the other day. They always attract the tourists on their way to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and to Shannon Airport.
Apparently the English landowner the Earl of Dunraven built them for his workers building Adare Manor. Don't think he actually physically built them himself. He just paid to have them built and no doubt had a say in their design. He rented the houses out to the tenants. A fine example of nineteenth century social housing and they are probably worth a king's ransom these days.
They look so quintessential English and I wouldn't mind living in one of them. Would you like to live in an old rustic building like a thatched cottage?