Author and lecturer Dr Marion McGarry will be giving a talk at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, on Saturday next,( 4 March), exploring the relevance of a distinctive three-legged Irish chair type, known as the Sligo or Tuam chair.
Dr McGarry is an expert in vernacular Irish furniture and design, as well as Irish customs.
She is a lecturer in Furniture History and Design Elements at ATU Connemara and has been involved in an ATU partnership project with the Turlough Museum, inspired by the Sligo/Tuam chair.
The project saw a group of emerging designers from ATU craft their own contemporary interpretations of the Sligo/Tuam chair. A selection of these designs is now on display in the Museum as part of the temporary exhibition Our Irish Chair: Tradition Revisited.
This is a free event at 2pm on Saturday, in association with the temporary exhibition Our Irish Chair: Tradition Revisited. Places are limited and booking is required.