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‘The Politics of Sports Tourism in Northern Ireland’

Devine, Adrian and Devine, Frances (2004) ‘The Politics of Sports Tourism in Northern Ireland’. Journal of Sports Tourism, 9 (2). pp. 171-182. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/14775080410001732550


Due to political division within Northern Ireland spectator sports, particularly Gaelic games, have been a contentious issue and as result have not been developed as a tourism product. The purpose of this paper is to discuss how politics can impinge on policies relating to sport, tourism and consequently sports tourism. The first section deals with the political situation in Northern Ireland and how it has affected local tourism and sport. The second section analyses the tourism potential of local sports now that the country has entered a new era of peace. The third and final section of the paper deals specifically with Gaelic games and recommends how Northern Ireland’s tourism industry could capitalise on a sport which is unique to the island of Ireland.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:GAA, Terrorism, Contentious, Peace, Differentiation and Unique
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ulster Business School
ID Code:33221
Deposited By: Dr Adrian Devine
Deposited On:16 Feb 2016 09:17
Last Modified:16 Feb 2016 09:17

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