Seamus Cassidy, a native of County Meath was born in 1961 and brought up on a farm. After completing his Leaving Certificate in 1978 in CBS Kells he went on to study Construction Studies in the Regional Technical College, Dundalk. After qualifying he moved to Dublin to work for a number of architectural firms. While working in Dublin he took up woodwork as a hobby. A passion soon developed for working with wood and a real talent was apparent. His experience in design and drawing has been invaluable in enabling him to produce unique and creative pieces.
A Hobbyist since 1986, Seamus turned professional in 1996 when he left Dublin and moved back to Co. Meath, his native county. He renovated an old Carthouse as a workshop and gallery, selling his own work exclusively. When you stumble upon this studio with its old world charm it seems like you have unearthed a treasure in this rural setting (although only 25 miles from Dublin).


He is well experienced in teaching woodturning and in demonstrating woodturning skills in Ireland and abroad.


The richness and quality of his work, the innovative design in both his turning and furniture pieces undeniably cry master craftsmanship. The finish on all pieces is exquisite. Seamus has exhibited at the prestigious National Crafts Competition at the Royal Dublin Society on a number of occasions. He won awards in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014 including The RDS Award of Excellence (Reserve) in 2009 and again in 2013


  1. RDS National Craft Awards 2014:  First Prize Woodturning; Irish Woodturners Guild Award
  2. RDS National Craft Competition 2013:  RDS Award of Excellence (Reserve); First Prize Woodturning; Irish Woodturners Guild Award
  3. RDS National Craft Competition Finalist and Exhibitor in 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  4. RDS National Craft Competition 2012:  Irish Woodturners Guild Award
  5. Irish Woodturners Guild National Seminar 2012: Professional Section Award
  6. RDS National Craft Competition 2009: RDS Award of Excellence (Reserve); First Prize Woodturning; Second Prize Woodturning; Irish Woodturners Guild Award
  7. RDS National Craft Competition 2008: First Prize Woodturning; Irish Woodturners Guild Award;
  8. Irish Woodturners Guild National Seminar: 2008 – First Prize
  9. RDS National Craft Competition 2007: Second Prize Woodturning


Many pieces commissioned, including awards/presentation pieces for/by the following:

  • President of Ireland (Mary McAleese);
  • Several Irish Government Ministers
  • Office of Public Works
  • Royal Dublin Society
  • Irish Landscape Institute
  • Custom House Docks Development Authority
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Meath County Council
  • Meath Tourism
  • INTO Credit Union
  • Dubco Credit Union
  • Meath Chronicle
  • Cusack Hotels
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