The Popularity of Irish Theme Pubs in Contemporary Australia: A Legacy of Irish Migration

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With increasing flows of economic, social, and cultural migration an understanding of the contribution of migrants to host societies is central to social stability. This study uses a series of qualitative research techniques to uncover a connection between the popularity of contemporary Irish theme pubs in Melbourne and early Irish migration to Australia. The history of Irish migrants within the hospitality industry in Melbourne and Victoria during the mid- to late 1800s is reported upon and the study concludes that the recent popularity of Irish theme pubs within the Australian community is supported by a cultural resonance based on familiar themes and deeply ingrained notions of Irishness and the Irish Australian colonial experience.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: February 1, 2009

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  • Tourism, Culture & Communication is international in its scope and will place no restrictions upon the range of cultural identities covered, other than the need to relate to tourism and hospitality. The Journal seeks to provide interdisciplinary perspectives in areas of interest that may branch away from traditionally recognized national and indigenous cultures, for example, cultural attitudes toward the management of tourists with disabilities, gender aspects of tourism, sport tourism, or age-specific tourism.
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