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Muintir na Tire Seeks Funding for Rural Sociology in 1960s Ireland
Murray, Peter; Feeney, Maria
working paper 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): Muintir na Tire; Rural sociology; Sociological research; Ireland
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Type: Working paper
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Teagasc
Citation(s): Murray, P. and Feeney, M. (2011) Muintir na Tire Seeks Funding for Rural Sociology in 1960s Ireland. REDP Working Paper Series 11-WP-RE-04
Publisher(s): Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow, Ireland; NIRSA
First Indexed: 2014-08-01 06:10:56 Last Updated: 2015-03-23 06:07:00