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    The Equine Industry in County Kildare.


    Breathnach, Proinnsias and Van Egeraat, Chris (2006) The Equine Industry in County Kildare. In: Kildare: History and Society. Geography Publications, pp. 727-741. ISBN 978-0-906602-57-7

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    Abstract

    Horses have long held a special place in the hearts and minds of Irish people. As a result, the equine industry plays a role in Irish society disproportionate to its direct economic impact. This is not to say that the industry is of little economic significance. Direct employment in the different segments of the industry amounts to over 15,000 (in terms of full-time job equivalents), with perhaps a similar number involved in spin-off industries such as accommodation, transport, services and supplies. This employment is divided fairly evenly between the three main industry components: the breeding of thoroughbreds; training and racing; and sport horses (show jumping, eventing and leisure riding).

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: equine; equine industry; horse; horses; horse industry; kildare; history; society;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 9778
    Depositing User: Proinnsias Breathnach
    Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 15:33
    Publisher: Geography Publications
    Refereed: Yes
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