John Dowling's Sugan Chair, Rocking Chairs, Armchairs & Childrens Chairs
John Dowling, who hails from Listowel, a traditional market town in County Kerry is one of the few furniture. He is a man who is very familiar with all aspects of wood from planting, harvesting, milling and finally carpentry.
John grew up with a love and talent for wood working and well remembers the use of Sugan chairs and furniture in the homes of his grand-parents. As a result of a family request to repair and replace old Sugan chairs, John's interest in this old Irish furniture type was re-kindled and he began making pieces for family and friends.
This resulted in a growth in community interest and local sales grew to the point where he now has a small production facility in Listowel making also traditional Rocking chairs, Armchairs & childs chairs.