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.

Telephone the Museum Bookings Office on (094) 90 31751 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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