Irish Tourism

Image, Culture, and Identity


Author: Michael Cronin,Barbara O'Connor (M.A.)

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781873150535

Category: Travel

Page: 290

View: 2565

This book is a collection of essays that examines the social, political and cultural impact of tourism on Irish society. Irish Tourism deals with both the historical experience of Irish tourism and with the contemporary influence of tourism on different areas of Irish life and cultural self-representation. The work situates the developments in Irish tourism within the broader context of globalisation and the role of tourism in a changing international order.

Making Ireland Irish

Tourism and National Identity Since the Irish Civil War


Author: Eric Zuelow

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815632252

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 386

Drawing on an extensive array of previously untapped sources, Zuelow examines how a small group of tourism advocates, inspired by tourist development movements in countries such as France and Spain, worked tirelessly to convince their Irish compatriots that tourism was the secret to Ireland's success.

Brand New Ireland?

Tourism, Development and National Identity in the Irish Republic


Author: Michael Clancy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317172787

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 3265

What role does the state have over national development within an increasingly globalized economy? Moreover, how do we conceive 'nationality' during periods of rapid economic and social change spurred on by globalization? By examining tourism in the Republic of Ireland over the past 20 years, Michael Clancy addresses these questions of national identity formation, as well as providing a detailed understanding of the political economy of tourism and development. He explores tourism's role in the 'Celtic Tiger' phenomenon and uses tourism as a lens for observing national identity formation in a period of rapid change.

Creating Irish Tourism

The First Century, 1750-1850


Author: William H. A. Williams

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843313267

Category: History

Page: 272

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Based on the accounts of British and Anglo-Irish travelers, ‘Creating Irish Tourism’ charts the development of tourism in Ireland from its origins in the mid-eighteenth century to the country's emergence as a major European tourist destination a century later. The work shows how the Irish tourist experience evolved out of the interactions among travel writers, landlords, and visitors with the peasants who, as guides, jarvies, venders, porters and beggars, were as much a part of Irish tourism as the scenery itself.

Turning the Tune

Traditional Music, Tourism, and Social Change in an Irish Village


Author: Adam R. Kaul

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845456238

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 7623

The last century has seen radical social changes in Ireland, which have impacted all aspects of local life but none more so than traditional Irish music, an increasingly important identity marker both in Ireland and abroad. The author focuses on a small village in County Clare, which became a kind of pilgrimage site for those interested in experiencing traditional music. He begins by tracing its historical development from the days prior to the influx of visitors, through a period called "the Revival," in which traditional Irish music was revitalized and transformed, to the modern period, which is dominated by tourism. A large number of incomers, locally known as "blow-ins," have moved to the area, and the traditional Irish music is now largely performed and passed on by them. This fine-grained ethnographic study explores the commercialization of music and culture, the touristic consolidation and consumption of "place," and offers a critique of the trope of "authenticity," all in a setting of dramatic social change in which the movement of people is constant.

Culture, Tourism, and Development

The Case of Ireland


Author: Ullrich Kockel

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853233695

Category: History

Page: 199

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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Travel Writing and Tourism in Britain and Ireland


Author: B. Colbert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230355064

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 428

From the mid-eighteenth century to the twentieth, tourism became established as a leisure industry and travel writing as a popular genre. In this collection of essays, leading international historians and travel writing experts examine the role of home tourism in the UK and Ireland in the development of national identities and commercial culture.

Tourism policy and performance

the Irish experience


Author: James Deegan,Donal A. Dineen

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 8325

This volume fills an important gap in tourism research. A vital case study for general policy initiatives in tourism, this book will serve to open up the debate on connections between tourism performance and government policies on an international level.


Tourism and Marketing


Author: Angela Wright,Margaret Linehan

Publisher: Blackhall Publishing, Limited


Category: Marketing

Page: 127

View: 1795

Tourism, Landscape, and the Irish Character

British Travel Writers in Pre-Famine Ireland


Author: William Williams

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299225232

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 5930

Picturesque but poor, abject yet sublime in its Gothic melancholy, the Ireland perceived by British visitors during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries did not fit their ideas of progress, propriety, and Protestantism. The rituals of Irish Catholicism, the lamentations of funeral wakes, the Irish language they could not comprehend, even the landscapes were all strange to tourists from England, Wales, and Scotland. Overlooking the acute despair in England’s own industrial cities, these travelers opined in their writings that the poverty, bog lands, and ill-thatched houses of rural Ireland indicated moral failures of the Irish character.

Irish Cultures of Travel

Writing on the Continent, 1829-1914


Author: Raphaël Ingelbien

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137567848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 8082

This book analyses travel texts aimed at the emergent Irish middle classes in the long nineteenth century. Unlike travel writing about Ireland, Irish travel writing about foreign spaces has been under-researched. Drawing on a wide range of neglected material and focusing on selected European destinations, this study draws out the distinctive features of an Irish corpus that often subverts dominant trends in Anglo-Saxon travel writing. As it charts Irish participation in a new ‘mass’ tourism, it shows how that participation led to heated ideological debates in Victorian and Edwardian Irish print culture. Those debates culminate in James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’, which is here re-read through new discursive contextualizations. This book sheds new light on middle-class culture in pre-independence Ireland, and on Ireland’s relation to Europe. The methodology used to define its Irish corpus also makes innovative contributions to the study of travel writing.

Seasonality in Tourism


Author: Tom Baum,Svend Lundtorp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136367071

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 5919

Seasonal variation in demand is a reality for most tourism destinations. This work provides a balanced overview of the evidence and issues relating to tourism seasonality using European, North American and Pacific Rim cases and research evidence.

Coach Fellas

Heritage and Tourism in Ireland


Author: Kelli Ann Costa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315432234

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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The Coach Fellas are known to almost all tourists who traverse the Irish countryside. Ostensibly bus drivers, they are also the tour guides who provide the crucial component in the branding of “people, place, and pace” upon which Irish heritage tourism depends. Kelli Costa’s ethnography of these highly trained and informed working class men highlights a previously ignored component of the tourism industry. She also demonstrates their importance in providing a visitor-specific vision of heritage that contrasts with the realities of contemporary economic development.

European Tourism Planning and Organisation Systems

The EU Member States


Author: Carlos Costa,Emese Panyik,Dimitrios Buhalis

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845414330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 468

View: 1727

This book provides a systematic, country-by-country analysis of tourism policy, planning and organisation in the EU. It applies a conceptual framework to offer a new critical approach to comparative policy analysis in tourism in the EU.

An Irish Country Practice

An Irish Country Novel


Author: Patrick Taylor

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 076538275X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6735

An Irish Country Practice is the twelfth heartwarming installment in New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series. Once, not too long ago, there was just a single Irish country doctor tending to the lively little village of Ballybucklebo: Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly. Now his thriving practice is growing by leaps and bounds. Not only has O’Reilly taken a new trainee under his wing, Doctor Connor Nelson, he’s also added a spirited Labrador puppy to his ever-expanding household at Number One Main Street. Meanwhile, his trusted partner, young Doctor Barry Laverty, finds himself wondering if he’s truly ready to settle down and start a family with his lovely fiancée, Sue. As the doctors cope with domestic and professional challenges, they also look after their patients and their ailments, including a mysterious cough, a housewife whose frequent “accidents” may have a disturbing cause, and a respected colleague who might be succumbing to an old vice. All is not sickness and worry, however. There’s plenty of joy and merriment to be found as well, from a visiting circus to racing to sailing . . . and maybe even a happy ending or two.