This book covers one of Ireland's most significant single development efforts in the twentieth century, the Shannon Airport. It developed into a multi-million pound enterprise in what was a remote location in the west of Ireland. Callanan examines the early 1960's initiatives which were typified by experimentation, trial and error; they led to the growth of an industrial estate, a new town, and emerging tourist attractions.
Stoic bureaucracy had to be overcome and they were by strong local leadership, closely associated with national policy makers, together with a clear vision of what could be achieved and supported by personal contacts and networks between decision-makers.
|Publisher||Irish Academic Press|
|Publication date||1 Jan 2000|
Ireland's Shannon Story: Leaders, Visions And Networks (Hardback)
This book is a case study for local development and begins with the early era in the 1940s. The book explains how the Shannon Airport experiment originated through local effort spurred by sympathetic political leaders.