Culture, Tourism and Development

BookCulture, Tourism and Development

Culture, Tourism and Development

The Case of Ireland

Liverpool Studies in European Regional Cultures, 1


October 1st, 1994

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This interdisciplinary volume brings together sixteen original papers on the development of tourism in Ireland, and especially its cultural and environmental implications, since the 1970s. Contributions discussing the wider context of Irish tourism development are complemented by regional and local level case studies, and by a number of essays discussing policy options for the future. Proceeding from a critique of current policy and practice, the contributions emphasise the concept of ‘sustainable tourism’, especially in the context of economically and geographically peripheral regions.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Half Title2
Title Page4
Culture, Tourism and Development: A View from the Periphery ULLRICH KOCKEL12
Part 1: Tourism and Development in Ireland26
Tourism Development and Impact in the Republic of Ireland DESMOND GILLMOR28
The Organisation of Irish Tourism SARAH DREA46
Gender and Employment in Irish Tourism PROINNSIAS BREATHNACH58
Images of Ireland in Europe: A Tourism Perspective BERNADETTE QUINN72
Part 2: Issues in Heritage and Tourism86
Conflicts In Heritage and Tourism PATRICK DUFFY88
Towards Sustainability: Implications for Tourism JEANNE MELDON98
Tourism, Environment and Community Development JOHN FEEHAN108
The Cultural Tourist: Patron Saint of Ireland? MOYA KNEAFSEY114
The Representation of Culture DAVID BRETT128
Cultural Heritage in an Oasis of Calm: Divided Identities in a Museum in Ulster ANTHONY BUCKLEY AND MARY KENNEY140
Tourism and the Irish Language: Problems and Prospects MÁIRÉAD NIC CRAITH160
Part 3: Community Impacts of Tourism172
Low Income Households and Tourism in Northwest Connemara MARY TUBRIDY174
Recreation Capability Analysis: A Case Study of Southwest Mayo MARY O'FLAHERTY182
Tourism Development at Community Level in Disadvantaged Areas GEARÓID MAC EOCHAIDH194
Culture and Urban Tourism: 'Dublin 1991'-European City of Culture LEWIS CLOHESSY200
Appendix: The Culture and Tourism Research Unit at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool208