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Muintir na Tire seeks funding for rural sociology in 1960s Ireland (NIRSA) Working Paper Series 63
Murray, Peter; Feeney, Maria
Muintir na Tire’s role in the emergence of the discipline of Sociology in Ireland is usually acknowledged with reference to the Limerick Rural Survey (1958-64) that it initiated, part-funded and published. In the first half of the 1960s the movement also put proposals to the Irish government and sought US foundation grants for a centre or institute that would operate in the field of rural sociology and form part of Muintir na Tire’s organisational structure. Although Taoiseach Sean Lemass was positively disposed towards these initatives, opposition from the Departments of Agriculture, Education and Finance prevailed against them and Muintir na Tire was ultimately to find itself completely excluded from participation in the state-resourced institutional arrangements for carrying out social/sociological research in Ireland.
Keyword(s): NIRSA-National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis; Muintir na Tire; funding; sociology; 1960s; Limerick Rural Survey; community development
Publication Date:
2010
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: No
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Murray, Peter and Feeney, Maria (2010) Muintir na Tire seeks funding for rural sociology in 1960s Ireland (NIRSA) Working Paper Series 63. Working Paper. NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis , Maynooth.
Publisher(s): NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/2296/1/wp63_murray_feeney_muintir_na_tire.pdf
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