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    Reluctant co-operators: dairy farmers and the spread of creameries in Ireland 1886-1920


    Breathnach, Proinnsias (2012) Reluctant co-operators: dairy farmers and the spread of creameries in Ireland 1886-1920. In: At the Anvil: Essays in honour of William J. Smyth. Geography Publications, Dublin, pp. 555-573. ISBN 9789896602638

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    Abstract

    This chapter describes the origins and spread of the creamery system in Ireland between 1884 and 1920 and analyses the differing spatial patterns exhibited by the private and co-operative creamery sectors. The analysis supports the contention that Irish dairy farmers were only inclined to establish co-operative creameries where a private alternative was not available. Various indicators are employed to demonstrate the reluctance of Irish dairy farmers to co-operate and the reasons for this.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Reluctant co-operators; dairy farmers; creameries; Ireland; 1886-1920; William J. Smyth;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 9493
    Depositing User: Proinnsias Breathnach
    Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 14:28
    Publisher: Geography Publications
    Refereed: Yes
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