Dr 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. Her chief research interests are Irish identity expressed in design and material culture.
LIST OF PUBLISHED WORKS:
McGarry, Marion and O'Donovan, Dermot (2018) See The Wood From The Trees (Artisan House Editions, Galway). https://artisanhouse.ie/
McGarry, Marion (2017) The Irish Cottage: History, Culture and Design (Orpen Press, Dublin). http://orpenpress.com/the-irish-cottage-history-culture-and-design.html
McGarry, Marion (2014) An Illustrated Dictionary of Furniture and Interiors (Stobart Davies, Cardiff). http://www.stobartdavies.com/PBSCCatalog.asp?ItmID=14677361
Book review: McGarry, Marion, (2018) Book Review: "Making Majesty: The Throne Room in Dublin Castle, a Cultural History by Myles Campbell and William Derham" in Irish Studies Review, Vol 26, Issue 3, 2018. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09670882.2018.1483706
McGarry, Marion, Book Review (2017) : "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. “The first Irish self-builds: The superstitions and community spirit behind the design and construction of traditional Irish cottages” in SelfBuild Ireland Magazine, Spring 2018.
McGarry, M. “Irish Design heroes: Modern Masters: Profiles of Eileen Gray, Cedric Gibbons, Francis Bacon and Michael Scott” in SelfBuild Ireland Magazine, Summer 2018.McGarry, M. “Contemporary Irish Design Heroes: Profiles of David Collins, Orla Kiley, Philip Treacy and Aiveen Daly” in SelfBuild Ireland Magazine, Autumn 2018.
McGarry, M. “The Irish cottage garden; history and inspiration” in The Irish Garden Magazine, (pending publication) 2018.
Website feature articles:
Five Haunted Places in Ireland to Visit:
Five Ghost Stories from Ireland:
Five More Ghost Stories from Ireland for Hallowe'en:
Top Five Hallowe'en traditions from Ireland:
Top Ten Irish Pubs with Thatched Roofs:
The Top Ten Famous Pubs in Ireland:
Irish Examiner piece on See The Wood From The Trees (2018):
Irish Independent piece including the book The Irish Cottage (2018):
Twitter commentary on RTE’s Prime Time ‘Nightmare to Let’ (2018):