Muintir na Tire seeks funding for rural sociology in 1960s Ireland (NIRSA) Working Paper Series 63


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.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Keywords: Muintir na Tire; funding; sociology; 1960s; Limerick Rural Survey; community development;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 2296
Identification Number: 63
Depositing User: NIRSA Editor
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2010 09:19
Publisher: NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
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