Venue for all lectures : 8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo CampusAll are Welcome but €5 Charge for Non-Members
'The Irish Cottage': A case study of post Famine rural vernacular architecture in IrelandThe lecture will draw from themes in McGarry’s popular book The Irish Cottage: History, Culture and Design Orpen Press (2017), offering a general history of the Irish cottage from the Post Famine period onward. The discussion will include evolution of regional styles, interiors and furniture and how culture and beliefs shaped the dwellings.Dr Marion McGarry is an author, historian, and part-time GMIT lecturer. She holds a PhD from Ulster University and an MA from University of Limerick in history of art and architecture. She is the author of three books. Her chief research interests are Irish identity expressed in design and material culture and she is the author of the award winning Irish Heritage and Identity blog https://drmarionmcgarry.weebly.com/irish-heritage-and-identity-blog.She is a founding member of the Sligo Bram Stoker / Dracula Society and active in organising the ‘How Sligo Shaped Dracula’ conference 2018.
SFC 2018 Lectures & Events Programme Venue for all lectures : 8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo CampusJan 26th Aidan O'HaraThe Remarkable ColumsFeb 9th AGMFeb 23rd Michael FarrySligo 1918: The Young People Have Triumphed Over Their EldersMar 23rd Anne ChambersFrom Westport to the West Indies - The Life of Howe Peter Browne 2nd Marquess of Sligo, 1788-1845 Apr 27th Fiona GallagherWilliam Bourke Cockran May 25th Daniel CurleyRathcroghan – 5,500 Years of Continuity on the Limestone Plateau of mid-Co. RoscommonJun 13th Martin TimoneyOuting : Creevylea Abbey Jul 11th Tamlyn McHughOuting : Sligo Gaol -Unfortunately CANCELLED due to circumstances beyond our control. Areplacement outing is beng sought. Please re-visit the website for further details.Aug 18-26th Heritage Week (Events TBA)Sep 28th Maeve Sikora Antiquities From Co. Sligo in the National MuseumOct 6-7th 2018 ConferenceUrban Development in 19th Century Sligo Oct 26th Dr Marion McGarryThe Irish Cottage - A case study of post Famine rural vernacular architecture in Ireland Nov 30th Shane Delaney N4 Excavations (Further details to follow)Dec 14th Pat O’BrienFrom Selected to Elected Administration: From Grand Jury to Sligo County Council Venue for all lectures : 8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo CampusAll are Welcome but €5 Charge for Non-Members