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Science & Technology Festival

7th - 14th Nov 2021

The Sligo Tuam Chair Documentary

Date: 03-11-2021

We have a fascinating presentation for you on Wednesday November 10th at 9am, as part of Science Week.

Earlier in 2021 GMIT Letterfrack collaborated with The National Museum of Ireland, Country Life in Turlough Park in Co Mayo to develop a project brief for our second year Furniture Design and Manufacture students. The project involved the reimagining of the traditional Sligo/Tuam chair. Most of the Hardwood timber used in Ireland for furniture and joinery is imported. However, the wood used in the students’ chairs came mainly from Borris House in Co. Carlow where continuous cover forestry management was practiced.

Sean Garvey of GMIT will give a presentation that will provide a background to this collaborative student project and will go on to highlight some of the environmental benefits of this model of using sustainable local timber with a reduced carbon footprint in the manufacture of beautiful heirloom furniture where the sequestered carbon will be locked up for a long time to come.

This information presentation will Premiere on the Mayo Science and Technology Festival 2021 Facebook page on Wednesday, November 10th at 9am and will be available to view there throughout the week. See in addition to being available below


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