My book The Irish Cottage: History, Culture and Design is now available!
Read about the lives of our cottage dwelling Irish ancestors: their customs, beliefs and superstitions as well as their daily lives. Explore the architecture and interiors of these humble dwellings as well as the fine art they inspired.
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Marion McGarry holds a PhD from Ulster University and a Master's Degree from University of Limerick in history of art and architecture. Prior to this she worked in the design and furniture industries in Ireland and the UK. She is currently a part time lecturer in Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (Letterfrack Campus). She has also lectured on art and design history at Griffith College Dublin and the College of Art at Limerick Institute of Technology. She has authored two books (see below) and is currently working on a third book on Irish castles. Her chief research interests are Irish identity expressed in design and material culture.
List of published works:
McGarry, Marion (2017) The Irish Cottage: History, Culture and Design (Orpen Press, Dublin).
McGarry, Marion (2014) An Illustrated Dictionary of Furniture and Interiors (Stobart Davies).
McGarry, Marion, Book Review: "Ireland’s Harp: the Shaping of Irish Identity (1770-1880) by Marie Louise O’Donnell” in Irish Studies Review, Vol 25, Issue 3, 2017.
McGarry, M. and Elkadi, H. (2009) “’Norman’ Architecture: Perception of Origin and Power in Irish Cultural Heritage” in Interrogating Tradition Series; Traditional Settlements Review, Berkeley University, (2009).
McGarry, M. (2007) “Creating a Noble Past: The Design of Glenstal Castle” in The Journal for the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Vol. 136, PP. 39-49.
McGarry, M. (2006) “The Architecture of Glenstal Castle (1836-1861)” in The Old Limerick Journal, Vol. 42, Winter 2006.
McGarry, M. (2009) “Creating a Noble Past: The Design of Glenstal Abbey” in History Ireland, (magazine) Features, Issue 2 (March – April 2010), Volume 18.
McGarry, M. "Irish Weddings and Customs Explored" in Irish Roots Magazine, Issue No.101, March 2017.
McGarry, M. "Irish Emigration in the Nineteenth Century" in Irish Roots Magazine, Issue No.102, June 2017.
McGarry, M. "Irish Cottage Crafts: Linen and Lace" in Irish Roots Magazine, Issue No.103, September 2017.
McGarry M. "Christmas in the Irish Cottage" in Irish Roots Magazine, Issue No.104, December 2017.
McGarry, M. (2018) "The Depiction of the West of Ireland by Northern Irish Landscape Artists" in History Ireland (magazine) March-April 2018 (pending).
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Available to buy:
An Illustrated Dictionary of Furniture and Interiors
The Irish Cottage: History, Culture and Design