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Patrimoine/Cultural Heritage in France and Ireland

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Edited By Eamon Maher and Eugene O'Brien

This collection of essays explores the concept of patrimoine, a French word used to denote cultural heritage, traditional customs and practices – the Gaelic equivalent is dúchas – and the extent to which it impacts on France and Ireland. Borrowing from disciplines as varied as sociology, cultural theory, literature, marketing, theology, history, musicology and business, the contributors to the volume unearth interesting manifestations of how patrimoine resonates across cultural divides and bestows uniqueness and specificity on countries and societies, sometimes in a subliminal manner.

Issues covered include debt as heritage, Guinness as a cultural icon of «Irishness», faith-based tourism, the Huguenot heritage in Ireland, Irish musical inheritances since Independence, Skellig Michael and the commodification of Irish culture.

With a Foreword by His Excellency M. Stéphane Crouzat, French Ambassador to Ireland, this collection breaks new ground in assessing the close links between France and Ireland, links that will become all the more important in light of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

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Figure 7.1. No beer comes near (Matt Doyle)

Figure 7.2. No beer comes near (Ray Houghton)

Figure 8.1. Brian Murphy, Lucy Murphy and Michael Murphy on the final day of M. J. Murphy’s Butcher Shop

Figure 8.2. The Fourth Space Model

Figure 8.3. Key strands of the Fourth Space Model

Figure 9.1: Butter production in selected EU countries (1,000 t) in 2015

Figure 9.2. Detail of Kerrygold logo

Figure 9.3. Detail of Kerrygold website first page

Figure 9.4. Details of Kerrygold myths

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