'The Irish sweep' : a history of the Irish hospitals sweepstake, 1930-1987 (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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'The Irish sweep' : a history of the Irish hospitals sweepstake, 1930-1987

'The Irish sweep' : a history of the Irish hospitals sweepstake, 1930-1987

Author: Marie Coleman
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Irish hospitals sweepstake provided funding for Irish hospitals for over 50 years. It also contributed to the development of advertising, broadcasting, sport and business. This book examines the significance of the sweepstake and its underground history to Irish economic and social life.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Coleman
ISBN: 9781906359409 1906359407 9781906359416 1906359415
OCLC Number: 828505454
Description: xvi, 302 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; ONE: The Origins of the Irish Hospitals Sweepstake; TWO: The Sweepstake in Ireland in the 1930s; THREE: The Development of Irish Hospitals in the 1930s; FOUR: The Sweepstake in Great Britain in the 1930s; FIVE: The Sweepstake in North America in the 1930s; SIX: Survival and Recovery 1939-61; SEVEN: Decline and Closure 1961-87; EIGHT: The Sweepstake and Hospital Development 1939-87; Conclusion; Appendix: Accounts of Sweepstake Draws; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Marie Coleman.


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