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- ItemThe central lowlands of Ireland - An empty heartland?(The Old Athlone Society, 1973) O'Flanagan, Patrick
- ItemPlacenames as sources for cultural landscape studies(Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society, 1976) O'Flanagan, Patrick
- ItemSocial and political organization in Galicia - a spatial unconformity(Centro de Estudos Geográficos da Universidade de Lisboa, CEG-ULisboa, 1978) O'Flanagan, Patrick
- ItemLand reform and rural modernization in Spain - A Galician perspective(University of Bonn, Universität Bonn, 1982) O'Flanagan, PatrickZusammenfassung: Abwanderungen und die Entvölkerung des ländlichen Raumes, zunehmende Land-Stadt-Beziehungen und steigende Nachfrage nach und Preise für Agrarprodukte gehören zu den wesentlichen Antriebskräften, die das Gesicht des ländlichen Spaniens zur Zeit verändern. Die Entwicklung des ländlichen Raumes ist jedoch weit gehend ein ungeplanter, autonomer Prozeß, und somit sind Tempo und Art des Wandels im ländlichen Raum keineswegs gleichmäßig. Dieser Aufsatz überprüft die Wirkungen und Folgen einer geplanten Entwicklung des ländlichen Raumes in Galizien vor dem Hintergrund der normativen Planziele. Die Fortschritte des Planes werden an Beispielen dargestellt und hierauf aufbauend ein allgemeiner Überblick und eine Kritik an dieser Art Planung in den übervölkerten ländlichen Gebieten Spaniens gegeben.
- ItemRural change south of the river Bride in counties Cork and Waterford: the surveyors' evidence 1716–1851(Geographical Society of Ireland, 1982) O'Flanagan, PatrickEstate studies in Irish historical geography have been often designed to confirm or contrast local trends of development with those previously identified at the regional or sub-regional level. To date, little attention has been awarded to estate maps in studies of rural landscape change. It is a theme of this paper that the results yielded from a careful study of such estate maps can throw light on the results of the activities of the majority of estate residents. In this regard, it is fortunate that at Lismore surveys of the estate in 1716–17 and 1773–4 have survived, and a nineteenth century dimension is added by an analysis of the Valuation Office maps for 1851. This work is focused on a study of critical indicators of change, notably leasing arrangements, farm size, rate and type of enclosure, infrastructural development and settlement growth. These changes are reviewed within the framework of the dialectic that developed between landlord or landlord-inspired management policies and the forces released locally by the vast bulk of the population. Broadly this analysis indicates some of the potential rewards which may be secured by detailed scrutiny of estate maps in conjunction with other estate records.
- ItemSettlement development and trading in Ireland, 1600-1800(John Donald Publishers, 1983) O'Flanagan, PatrickThe significance of trading activity as a stimulus to the growth of new settlement and indeed to the expansion of existing settlement has been recognised as crucial in many societies, past and present. But in Ireland little or no attention has been paid to trading activity as a catalyst of urban or proto-urban evolution. The study of settlement form rather than of settlement function has acted as the focus of most rural settlement studies in Ireland, and hence the analysis of generative processes has been relatively neglected. Recently Irish settlement studies have become more broadly based, with a wider range of investigative approaches being applied,' and results from some of these approaches are revealing the existence of much more complex and varied conditions affecting settlement trends, with massive and profound changes even in the most recent past. Our task here in this preliminary review is relatively simple; it is to suggest that an examination of the changing patterns of market location may provide a general pointer to shifts in regional economic performance over time; secondly, we wish to make an initial exploration of the general impact of market functions on settlements themselves.
- ItemPlacenames and change in the Irish landscape(The Mercier Press, in association with Radio Telefiís Éireann, 1986) O'Flanagan, PatrickThis book had its origins in a Thomas Davis lecture series broadcast by Radió Teilifís Éireann in 1984 under the title ‘Ireland: the geographic dynamic’. Twelve speakers dealt in broad outline with the evolution of the land, countryside and urban places of Ireland from the perspective of geography. They were primarily concerned with the role of human activity in creating places within the constraints of the natural environment. Illustrations have been added to provide a reference frame for the narrative.
- ItemBandon in the eighteenth century. The view from a terrier and a survey(Cumann Seanchais na Bandann, 1989) O'Flanagan, Patrick
- ItemA flood chronology for Cork city and its climatological background(Geographical Society of Ireland, 1991) Tyrrell, John G.; Hickey, Kieran R.A flood chronology for the city of Cork is presented for the period 1841–1988. The 292 floods which are reported are classified into six flood types primarily based on the relative role of rainfall and tidal conditions in each flood event. Changes over the 148 years in flood frequencies and flood types are outlined and assessed, primarily with respect to the significance of the atmospheric circulation patterns and wind direction, but also with reference to the occurrence of river discharge levels and tidal surges. The major cause of flooding is shown to be excessive rainfall, although high tides are also of considerable significance, especially those accompanied by storm surges.
- ItemThree hundred years of urban life: Villages and towns in County Cork, c.1600-1900(Geography Publications, 1993) O'Flanagan, Patrick
- ItemThe concerns of Irish local and regional studies: a geographical perspective(Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement (GSIHS), 1995) O'Flanagan, Patrick
- Item¿Incendiarismo o ecocidio en la Iberia Atlántica? La transformación del paisaje a causa del fuego: reflejo de los problemas socioeconómicos(Universidad de León, Universidad de Salamanca, Universidad de Valladolid, 1997) O'Flanagan, PatrickLos incencios han causado enormes daños en la Iberia Atlántica en los pasados veinte años. Este trabajo pretende detallar los precedentes de estos incendios, situando el discurso en el contexto de ecología política y economia política. En el centro del asunto se encuentra la larga relación existente entre comunidades, localidades y Estado. Aquí se establecen relaciones entre economía, política, incendiarismo y ecocidio. Además, la degradación es una consecuencia, pero esta noción de cambio también necesita ser reconsiderada.
- ItemThe 'Cork Region': Cork and County Cork, c.1600-c.1900(Geographical Society of Ireland, 1998) O'Flanagan, Patrick; Brunt, Barry; Hourihan, Kevin; University College Cork
- ItemSafe places and unsafe places:Geography and the 1996 asylum and immigration act in the United Kingdom(Centre for Refugee Studies, York University and Queen's University, 1998) White, AllenOver the last decade and a half the international refugee régime, as enshrined by the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol has come under sustained attack in western states. This is because of implicit assumptions about the universalism of the refugee identity and the rootedness of national identities by the framers, drafters and subsequent commentators on international refugee law (see Malkki 1992, and Hyndman 1998). Critical approaches to international refugee law have sufered from underdeveloped ideas about space and about the relationship between geography and law. In this paper I point to geographical and geopolitical assumptions and thinking that lies behind the passage and enforcement of accelerated asylum determination and appeal procedures in the United Kingdom. I conclude by suggesting how the moral landscape of refugee and asylum law might be re-oriented to stress connections between the United Kingdom and persecuted and oppressed peoples rather than stress the protection of the UK's boundaries
- ItemA geographical perspective on the decline and extermination of the Irish wolf Canis lupus - an initial assessment(Geographical Society of Ireland, 2000) Hickey, Kieran R.Wolves were a component of the Irish landscape until 1786 when the last one was killed. It had taken a concerted effort by Cromwell and his Government in Ireland to bring this about particularly through deforestation and landscape change, legislation, bounties and the efforts of a few professional wolf hunters. This paper estimates the wolf population in Ireland at three lime periods in the 1600s and examines how each of the forces already mentioned led to their eventual extermination. The 87 dated and documented wolf incidents which include wolf attacks on both animals and humans, wolf observations and the hunting and killing of wolves over the period 1560-1789 show both spatial and temporal variations.
- ItemHistoric land reclamation in the intertidal wetlands of the Shannon estuary, western Ireland(Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF), 2002) Healy, Michael; Hickey, Kieran R.; Mary Immaculate College, University of LimerickThere is abundant landscape evidence for extensive land reclamation conducted within the Shannon estuary wetlands. To date, little published research is available which identifies how much reclamation has occurred, its timing and the likely environmental implications. This paper addresses these questions on the basis of available cartographic and documentary data on land reclamation in this area. Identification of reclaimed land was based on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey of Ireland Map Series of 1924. These maps represent landscape features relating to reclamation, such as embankments, artificial arterial drainage channels and sluices. Using such indicators for the purpose of demarcation, the extent of the lands reclaimed has been mapped. Documentary information on reclamation schemes was acquired from the National Archives files on the Irish Quit Rent Office, including letters, memoranda, draft bills and Government Acts, legal documents and statements of account, and these support and supplement cartographic data. In total, approximately 6,500ha of the Shannon estuary lowlands were reclaimed for agriculture and other purposes. This has significantly altered the morphometric characteristics of the estuary, as embankments and revetments for flood protection have reduced the potential energy dissipation area and the water storage capacity of the estuarine wetlands. Reclamation has resulted in modification of the estuarine physical environment and its hydrodynamics, and altered the character of the wetland habitat in the estuary environs.
- ItemGeographies of asylum: legal knowledge and legal practices(Elsevier, 2002-11) White, AllenLaw and legal discourses are an integral part of social life, a central means of producing social identities and exercising social power in day to day life. Critically informed geographical perspectives on law have illustrated in a number of ways how the legal and social (and therefore the spatial) are mutually constitutive. This paper argues that perspectives from critical legal geography can offer insights into the operation of asylum and immigration law in the UK in the late 1990s. This paper argues that legal practices and relations are organised in hegemonic and counter-hegemonic ways in different places and institutional contexts in London. In addition law and legal practices comprise a particularly important way in which ‘community’ can be constructed simultaneously across a variety of different scales in ways that can marginalise and exclude relatively powerless groups like asylum seekers. Thus refugee identities offer a particularly clear example of how social realities are constituted by law and legal practice.