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Places we play : Ireland's sporting heritage

Author: Mike Cronin; Roisín Higgins
Publisher: Cork : Collins, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How many of us ever take the time to think about the history of Ireland's sporting sites? This book urges us to do just that. The text explores the spaces where oridinary people have congregated and community identities have been formed, why sporting sites are located in particular places, and much more.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Cronin; Roisín Higgins
ISBN: 9781848891296 1848891296
OCLC Number: 751724267
Description: vii, 264 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Heritage in Ireland --
Sport and society --
Sport in Ireland --
Infrastructure --
Institutions --
Sporting Places --
Sporting Heritage --
Major sites --
Sport-specific sites --
Site specific heritage.
Responsibility: Mike Cronin and Roisín Higgins.

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How many of us ever take the time to think about the history of Ireland's sporting sites? This book urges us to do just that. From national stadia to local pitches, from exclusive golf courses to  Read more...

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"Local tradesmen, politicians, landed wealth, the military, and the clergy all helped shape the idea of a national sporting heritage and this evocative and handsomely illustrated book brings that Read more...

 
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