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Exploring the session space

in the music. A few girls from Eastern Europe are sitting on a couch to one side. They are disinterested in the soccer and spend time chatting and slowly consuming their drinks. They wait with anticipation for the music to start and acknowledge us when we approach our reserved corner. They may request a song such as ‘The Galway Girl’ or ‘The Wild Rover’ but they will not stay late and they will not spend much money. They are the new Irish who are enjoying the culture of their migrant home and want to become more familiar with it. Their song choices raise questions

in Spacing Ireland
100 years of Ireland in National Geographic magazine

magic roundabout for NG writers, caught in a kind of mystic spell. This manner of approaching Ireland had been epitomised in Speakman’s early account of his trip round Ireland in 1927, which is based on an ‘aisling’ device where he meets a beautiful girl along the boreen to whom he tells the story of his tour of Ireland, and finishes with the disclosure that she is Ireland! In 1931, on the first of many visits to the Aran islands at the mouth of Galway Bay, the NG considered that their history and distinctive way of life enhanced ‘the charm, the strangeness, the

in Spacing Ireland
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Renegotiating the Irish border CentreforInternationalBordersResearch/Publications/WorkingPapers/ CIBRWorkingPapers/Filetoupload,174405,en.pdf, accessed 23 March 2011. Weir, C. and McDaid, B. (2007) ‘Girls at heart of “grannying” row attend school’, Belfast Telegraph, 22 September, p. 5. Whyte, J. (1983) ‘The permeability of the United Kingdom–Irish border: a preliminary reconnaissance’, Administration 31, 1: 300–15. 127

in Spacing Ireland
Securing or denying minorities’ right to the city?

small community garden that mostly involved ethnic immigrant girls from surrounding social housing projects. As immigrant women were purposefully recruited into the Sundholm garden, it undoubtedly contributed positively towards ethnic immigrants’ access to such physical resources. One Pakistani woman acknowledged, ‘I think this is a wonderful thing that the Community gardening for urban renewal Kommune [meaning municipality] is doing for us … so that we can come out and do something productive’. During a discussion with a group of ten Pakistani and Turkish women

in Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice
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The geographical imagination of Tim Robinson

written landscapes. For more on the film, see Gladwin’s essay in Chapter 4 of this volume. 44 Robinson, Listening, 12. See also Tim Robinson,‘The View from Errisbeg: Connemara and the Aran Islands’, in Frank Mitchell (ed.), The Book of the Irish Countryside (Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1987), 42–52. 45 Robinson, Connemara:  Gazetteer, 121. See also Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill, Alexander Nimmo and the Western District (Clifden: Connemara Girl, 2006). 46 Robinson, Companion to the Map of the Aran Islands, 27. 47 Robinson, Gaelic Kingdom, 301. Local people were his main

in Unfolding Irish landscapes
The restructuring of work in Britain

making skilled workers the actual employers of their unskilled helpers. In the cotton industry, for instance, about twothirds of the boys and one-third of the girls were thus ‘in the direct employ of operatives’ and hence more closely watched. (Hobsbawm, 1962: 66–67) The devolution of responsibility through supply chains and contract labour is evident in this depiction of labour discipline in early British industrialisation. I am not suggesting that contemporary discourse of deregulation and labour flexibility simply follows from historical practices in a linear or

in Globalisation contested