The University of Dublin | Trinity College -- Ollscoil Átha Cliath | Coláiste na Tríonóide
Trinity's Access to Research Archive
Home :: Log In :: Submit :: Alerts ::

Economic and Social Review >
Economic and Social Review Archive: Complete Collection 1969- >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Title: Recreational pursuits on marginal farm land: a discrete-choice model of Irish farm commonage recreation
Author: Hynes, Stephen
Buckley, Cathal
Van Rensburg, Tom
Keywords: Land use
Farm land
Rural recreation
Recreational amenities
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Economic & Social Research Institute
Citation: Hynes, Stphen; Buckley, Cathal; Van Rensburg, Tom. 'Recreational pursuits on marginal farm land: a discrete-choice model of Irish farm commonage recreation'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, Spring, 2007, pp. 63–84, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
Abstract: In the last decade the demand for rural recreation has increased in Ireland as the population has become increasingly urbanised. Increased affluence, mobility and changing values have also brought new demands with respect to landscape, conservation, heritage and recreation, with a greater emphasis on consumption demands for goods and services in rural areas. This paper’s contribution to the understanding of outdoor recreational pursuits in Ireland is based on the estimation of the first farmland recreation demand function. We use this empirical work to investigate the more general conflict between countryside recreational pursuits and farming activity. Through the estimation of a travel cost model, the study derives the mean willingness to pay of the average outdoors enthusiast using a farm commonage site in Co. Galway, Ireland and an estimate of the gross economic value of the site as a recreational resource. The result indicates the high value of Irish farmland from a recreational amenity perspective.
Description: Paper presented at the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Irish Economic Association, Bunclody, Co. Wexford, 2006
ISSN: 00129984
Appears in Collections:Economic and Social Review Archive: Complete Collection 1969-
The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, Spring, 2007

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
hynes.pdfPublished (publisher's copy) - Peer Reviewed104.71 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Please note: There is a known bug in some browsers that causes an error when a user tries to view large pdf file within the browser window. If you receive the message "The file is damaged and could not be repaired", please try one of the solutions linked below based on the browser you are using.

Items in TARA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback