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    Venue for all lectures :    8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo Campus All are Welcome but €5 Charge for Non-Members
'The Irish Cottage': A case study of post Famine rural vernacular architecture in Ireland The 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 Campus Jan 26th   Aidan O'Hara The Remarkable Colums Feb 9th AGM Feb 23rd Michael Farry Sligo 1918: The Young People Have Triumphed Over Their Elders Mar 23rd  Anne Chambers From Westport to the West Indies - The Life of Howe Peter Browne  2nd Marquess of Sligo, 1788-1845                                                      Apr 27th Fiona Gallagher William Bourke Cockran                                                               May 25th Daniel Curley Rathcroghan – 5,500 Years of Continuity on the Limestone Plateau of mid-Co. Roscommon Jun 13th Martin Timoney Outing : Creevylea Abbey    Jul 11th Tamlyn McHugh Outing : Sligo Gaol - Unfortunately CANCELLED due to circumstances beyond our control. A replacement 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 Museum Oct 6-7th 2018 Conference Urban Development in 19th Century Sligo                                                                                                                                                                                        Oct 26th Dr Marion McGarry The 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’Brien From Selected to Elected Administration: From Grand Jury to Sligo  County Council     Venue for all lectures :    8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo Campus All are Welcome but €5 Charge for Non-Members