Dr. John McDonagh


Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
Dept. of Geography
Room 122, Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2569
E: john.mcdonagh@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

John graduated with a BA (Hons) and MA (Hons) from NUI and was awarded a University Scholarship to pursue his PhD at Bristol University in the UK. At Bristol, John studied under Professor Paul Cloke and after completion of his PhD, obtained a permanent lectureship post at University College Northampton. During this time, he was appointed subject leader for an interdisciplinary module on Development while also delivering courses on rural geography and land resource development. He returned to take up a Lectureship post at NUI, Galway and was appointed Acting Head of Department in February 2009 and Head of Department in July 2009.

Research Interests

John’s main research focuses on Rural Geography and Rural Development.  Areas of interest include:

  •  Agricultural Restructuring and Multifunctionality
  • Sustainable Rural Environments
  • Rural Transport
  • Regional Development
  • The Changing Geography of Peripheral Rural Regions
  • Rural Governance and Rural Protest
  • Environmental Capital and the Repositioning of Rural Resources

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Building Shared Knowledge in the Northern Periphery 15-JUN-15 14-NOV-15
GENERAL JOHN MCDONAGH 01-FEB-12 01-DEC-20
THE OPTIONS PROGRAMME AND IRISH FARM FAMILIES J MC 12-MAR-07 31-DEC-12
MF2002 MF13 02 M JOHN MCDONAGH 01-DEC-02 29-NOV-04
MF2004 MF04 04 JOHN MC DONAGH 01-OCT-04 20-JUL-07
DERREG FP7 SSH 2007 1 MCDONAGH 01-JAN-09 31-DEC-14
989 MF 69 00 PUBLICATION OF THREE PAPERS 01-JAN-01 29-NOV-04
SLIGO CO CO ECON SOC AND CULl PROFILE SLIGO 11-AUG-00 30-APR-04
EPA 2005 PHD5 SPI 8 JOHN MCDONAGH 01-SEP-05 30-APR-09
938 SLIGO CC SLIGO ATLAS J MCDONAGH 01-MAR-01 20-AUG-07
979 HEA C2 SE 4 SOCIAL ECON MAN IRL LA 01-SEP-00 30-SEP-04
750 GUF VOL COMM RD MC DONAGH 01-AUG-00 29-SEP-12

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Rural geography III: Do we really have a choice? The bioeconomy and future rural pathways'
McDonagh, J (2015) 'Rural geography III: Do we really have a choice? The bioeconomy and future rural pathways'. Progress In Human Geography, 39 :658-665 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Power, Discourse and Participation in Nature Conflicts: The Case of Turf Cutters in the Governance of Ireland's Raised Bog Designations'
O'Riordan, M,Mahon, M,McDonagh, J (2015) 'Power, Discourse and Participation in Nature Conflicts: The Case of Turf Cutters in the Governance of Ireland's Raised Bog Designations'. Journal Of Environmental Policy & Planning, 17 :127-145 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Transitions in European land-management regimes between 1800 and 2010'
Jepsen, M.R., Kuemmerle, T, McDonagh, J and others (2015) 'Transitions in European land-management regimes between 1800 and 2010'. Land Use Policy, 49 :53-64 [Details]
(2014) 'Rural geography II: Discourses of food and sustainable rural futures'
McDonagh, J (2014) 'Rural geography II: Discourses of food and sustainable rural futures'. Progress In Human Geography, 38 :838-844 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Power, Discourse and Participation in Nature Conflicts'
Margaret O'Riordan, Marie Mahon and John McDonagh (2014) 'Power, Discourse and Participation in Nature Conflicts'. Journal Of Environmental Policy & Planning, [Details]
(2013) 'Rural geography I Changing expectations and contradictions in the rural'
McDonagh, J (2013) 'Rural geography I Changing expectations and contradictions in the rural'. Progress In Human Geography, 37 :712-720 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'The importance of evaluation and ‘embracing error’ - The case of the ‘The Options for Farm Families Programme’ in Ireland'
Farrell, M. and McDonagh, J. (2012) 'The importance of evaluation and ‘embracing error’ - The case of the ‘The Options for Farm Families Programme’ in Ireland'. Journal Of International Agricultural Extension Education, [Details]
(2012) 'The Rural as a Return Migration Destination'
Farrell, M., Mahon, M, and McDonagh, J. (2012) 'The Rural as a Return Migration Destination'. European Countryside, 4 (1) [Details]
(2012) 'Interdisciplinary interpretations and applications of the concept of scale in landscape research'
Higgins, S; Mahon, M; McDonagh, J. (2012) 'Interdisciplinary interpretations and applications of the concept of scale in landscape research'. Journal Of Environmental Management, 113 :137-145 [Details]
(2012) 'Collaborative Tourism Planning in Ireland: Tokenistic Consultation and the Politics of Participation'
Healy, N,Rau, H,McDonagh, J (2012) 'Collaborative Tourism Planning in Ireland: Tokenistic Consultation and the Politics of Participation'. Journal Of Environmental Policy & Planning, 14 :450-471 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Sustainable Rural Tourism: Lessons for Rural Development'
McAreavey, R,McDonagh, J (2011) 'Sustainable Rural Tourism: Lessons for Rural Development'. Sociologia Ruralis, 51 :175-194 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Rural Europe and the World: Globalization and Rural Development'
Woods, M. and McDonagh, J. (2011) 'Rural Europe and the World: Globalization and Rural Development'. European Countryside, 3 (3):153-163 [Details]
(2010) 'Missed opportunity or cautionary steps? Farmers, forestry and rural development in Ireland'
McDonagh, J., Farrell, M., Ryan, M. (2010) 'Missed opportunity or cautionary steps? Farmers, forestry and rural development in Ireland'. European Countryside, [Details]
(2010) 'Power, Positionality and the View from within: Agricultural Advisers' Role in Implementing Participatory Extension Programmes in the Republic of Ireland'
Mahon, M,Farrell, M,McDonagh, J (2010) 'Power, Positionality and the View from within: Agricultural Advisers' Role in Implementing Participatory Extension Programmes in the Republic of Ireland'. Sociologia Ruralis, 50 :104-120 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'New Opportunities and Cautionary Steps? Farmers, Forestry and Rural Development in Ireland'
McDonagh, J., Farrell, M., Mahon, M. and Ryan, M. (2010) 'New Opportunities and Cautionary Steps? Farmers, Forestry and Rural Development in Ireland'. European Countryside, 2 (4):236-251 [Details]
(2009) 'The Options for Farm Families Programme: Rhetoric and Reality of Change'
Farrell, M., McDonagh, J., Mahon, M. (2009) 'The Options for Farm Families Programme: Rhetoric and Reality of Change'. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, [Details]
(2009) 'Commodification and Conflict: What Can the Irish Approach to Protected Area Management Tell Us?'
Healy, N,McDonagh, J (2009) 'Commodification and Conflict: What Can the Irish Approach to Protected Area Management Tell Us?'. Society & Natural Resources, 22 :381-391 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Transport geographies: mobilities, flows and spaces'
McDonagh, J. (2009) 'Transport geographies: mobilities, flows and spaces'. Environment and Planning C-Government and Policy, 27 (22):379-380 [Details]
(2008) 'Agricultural Extension Advisory Services: The Challenge of Implementing a Multifunctional Advisory Programme'
McDonagh J., Mahon M. (2008) 'Agricultural Extension Advisory Services: The Challenge of Implementing a Multifunctional Advisory Programme'. The Rural Economy Research Centre Working Paper Series Working Paper 08-WP-RE-07, Teagasc, [Details]
(2006) 'Transport policy instruments and transport-related social exclusion in rural Republic of Ireland, Elsevier'
McDonagh, J. (2006) 'Transport policy instruments and transport-related social exclusion in rural Republic of Ireland, Elsevier'. Journal of Transport Geography, 14 :355-366 [Details]
(2006) 'Transport policy instruments and transport-related social exclusion in rural Republic of Ireland'
McDonagh, J (2006) 'Transport policy instruments and transport-related social exclusion in rural Republic of Ireland'. Journal Of Transport Geography, 14 :355-366 [DOI] [Details]
(2000) 'The Tail of the Tiger: Experiences and perceptions of unemployment and inactivity in Donegal'
McDonagh, J., Shuttleworth, I., Kitchin, R., Shirlow, P. (2000) 'The Tail of the Tiger: Experiences and perceptions of unemployment and inactivity in Donegal'. Irish Geography, 33 (1):56-73 [Details]
(2000) 'Partnership and Integrated Development in Rural Ireland'
McDonagh, J. (2000) 'Partnership and Integrated Development in Rural Ireland'. Administration, 48 (1):69-86 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2015) Globalization and Europe’s Rural Regions.
McDonagh, J., Nienaber, B. and Woods, M. (eds.) (2015) Globalization and Europe’s Rural Regions. Surrey, UK: Ashgate. [Details]
(2013) Perspectives and potential for forestry in Rural Ireland.
McDonagh, J., Farrell, M. and Mahon M. (2013) Perspectives and potential for forestry in Rural Ireland. Germany: Leibniz-Institut fur Landerkunde. [Details]
(2009) A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Ashgate.
Varley, T., McDonagh, J., Shortall, S. (2009) A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Ashgate. [Details]
(2002) Economy, Society and Peripherality, Experiences from the West of Ireland Arlen Academic, Dublin.
McDonagh, J. (2002) Economy, Society and Peripherality, Experiences from the West of Ireland Arlen Academic, Dublin. [Details]
(2001) Renegotiating Rural Development in Ireland Ashgate, Aldershot.
McDonagh, J. (2001) Renegotiating Rural Development in Ireland Ashgate, Aldershot. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Managing Development with Civil Society in a Globalizing Rural'
Mahon, M. Farrell, M. and McDonagh, J. (2015) 'Managing Development with Civil Society in a Globalizing Rural' In: Globalization and Europe’s Rural Regions. Surrey, UK: Ashgate. [Details]
(2015) 'Globalization and Europe's Rural Regions - Challenge and Opportunity'
McDonagh, J., Nienaber, B. and Woods, M. (2015) 'Globalization and Europe's Rural Regions - Challenge and Opportunity' In: Globalization and Europe’s Rural Regions. Surrey, UK: Ashgate. [Details]
(2015) 'Globalization Processes and the Restructuring of Europe’s Rural Regions'
Woods, M. Nienaber, B. and McDonagh, J. (2015) 'Globalization Processes and the Restructuring of Europe’s Rural Regions' In: Globalization and Europe’s Rural Regions. Surrey, UK: Ashgate. [Details]
(2012) 'Farm Diversification or Rural Development Initiative: Case Study of the County Clare Wood Energy Project'
Farrell, M. McDonagh, J. and Mahon, M. (2012) 'Farm Diversification or Rural Development Initiative: Case Study of the County Clare Wood Energy Project' In: Planting Forests in Ireland: Local Response to a National Imperative. New York: Springer Publications. [Details]
(2012) 'Rural Challenges and Rural Opportunities'
McDonagh, J., Farrell, M. and Mahon, M. (2012) 'Rural Challenges and Rural Opportunities' In: Planting Forests in Ireland: Local Response to a National Imperative. New York: Springer Publications. [Details]
(2009) 'Sustainability and Getting the Balance Right in Rural Ireland'
Varley, T., McDonagh, J., Shortall, S. (2009) 'Sustainability and Getting the Balance Right in Rural Ireland' In: J. McDonagh, T. Varley and S. Shortall, eds., A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. 2009, Farnham: Ashgate. [Details]
(2009) 'The Politics of Rural Sustainability'
Varley, T., McDonagh, J., Shortall, S. (2009) 'The Politics of Rural Sustainability' In: J. McDonagh, T. Varley and S. Shortall, eds., A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. 2009, Farnham: Ashgate. [Details]
(2009) 'Conflict to consensus - contested notions of sustainable rural tourism on the island of Ireland'
McAreavey, R., McDonagh, J., Heneghan, M. (2009) 'Conflict to consensus - contested notions of sustainable rural tourism on the island of Ireland' In: Living Countryside - The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Ashgate Aldershot. [Details]
(2009) 'The politics of rural sustainability'
Varley, T., McDonagh, J., Shortall, S. (2009) 'The politics of rural sustainability' In: Living Countryside - The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Ashgate Aldershot. [Details]
(2009) 'Landscapes Lost or Gained? Reflections on recent change in Irelands physical landscape'
McDonagh, J., Healy, N. (2009) 'Landscapes Lost or Gained? Reflections on recent change in Irelands physical landscape' In: Rediscovering Irelands Past. [Details]
(2009) 'The politics of sustainability: getting the balance right in rural Ireland'
McDonagh, J., Varley, T., Shortall, S. (2009) 'The politics of sustainability: getting the balance right in rural Ireland' In: Living Countryside - The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland. Ashgate Aldershot. [Details]
(2007) 'Going Local? Public Participation and Future Mobility in Ireland'
Rau, H., McDonagh, J. (2007) 'Going Local? Public Participation and Future Mobility in Ireland' In: Probing the Boundaries: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship The Inter-Disciplinary Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'Rural Development in Ireland - retrospect and prospect'
McDonagh, J. (2007) 'Rural Development in Ireland - retrospect and prospect' In: Understanding Contemporary Ireland. Pluto Press. [Details]
(2002) 'Dimensions of Change in Western Ireland)'
McDonagh, J. (2002) 'Dimensions of Change in Western Ireland)' In: Economy, Society and Peripherality, Experiences from the West of Ireland Arlen Academic. Dublin: [Details]
(2002) 'Peripherality and the West of Ireland - the need for re-evaluation'
McDonagh, J. (2002) 'Peripherality and the West of Ireland - the need for re-evaluation' In: Economy, Society and Peripherality, Experiences from the West of Ireland Arlen Academic, Dublin. [Details]
(2002) 'Peripheral location, human resource deficits and sustainable rural communities?'
McDonagh, J. (2002) 'Peripheral location, human resource deficits and sustainable rural communities?' In: Economy, Society and Peripherality, Experiences from the West of Ireland Arlen Academic, Dublin. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2008)
McDonagh, J. (2008) Waiting for a Lift? Reflections on attitudes to, and responsibilities for, rural transport in Ireland Published proceedings of the Community Transport in the 21st Century Tralee,Kerry, , 14-MAY-08 - 15-MAY-08 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2011) Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization - Case study Contextual Report 8, West Region of Ireland.
Jones, L., Woods, M., Farrell, M., Mahon, M. and McDonagh J. (2011) Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization - Case study Contextual Report 8, West Region of Ireland. EU, Brussels. [Details]
(2011) Synthesis and Contextualisation of Research and Development of an Interpretative Model.
Farrell, M., Mahon, M., and McDonagh, J. (2011) Synthesis and Contextualisation of Research and Development of an Interpretative Model. DERREG, DERREG. [Details]
(2011) Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization - Project Bulletin.
Woods, M. and McDonagh, J. with 7 others (2011) Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization - Project Bulletin. EU, Brussels. [Details]
(2011) International mobility and migration of rural population, D 2.4, Summary Report, Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization.
Nienaber, B., Frys, W. and McDonagh, J. with 12 others (2011) International mobility and migration of rural population, D 2.4, Summary Report, Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization. EU, Brussels. [Details]
(2011) Environmental capital and sustainable rural development, D 3.5, Summary Report, Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization.
Kriszan, M., Burdack, J., Nadler, R. and McDonagh, J. with 9 others (2011) Environmental capital and sustainable rural development, D 3.5, Summary Report, Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization. EU, Brussels. [Details]
(2011) Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization - Summary Report.
Woods, M. and McDonagh, J. with 21 others (2011) Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization - Summary Report. EU, Brussels. [Details]
(2011) Capacity building, governance and knowledge systems, Summary Report, Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization.
Roep, D. and Wellbrock, W. and McDonagh, J. with 10 others (2011) Capacity building, governance and knowledge systems, Summary Report, Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization. EU, Brussels. [Details]
(2011) European Policy Brief - Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization.
Woods, M. and McDonagh, J. with 20 others (2011) European Policy Brief - Developing European Rural Regions in the Era of Globalization. EU, Brussels. [Details]
(2010) Older people in rural communities: exploring attachment, contribution and diversity in rural Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Walsh, K., Connolly, S., Gavin, M., Maguire, C., McDonagh, J., Murray, M., O’Shea, E. & Scharf, T. (2010) Older people in rural communities: exploring attachment, contribution and diversity in rural Ireland and Northern Ireland. Healthy Ageing in Rural Communities (HARC) Research Network, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2006) 5th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship,
Rau, H., McDonagh, J. (2006) Going Local? Public Participation and Future Mobility in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 5th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship, Mansfield College, Oxford (UK) , 03-JUL-06 - 06-JUL-06. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2009) Transport geographies: mobilities, flows and spaces.
McDonagh, J (2009) Transport geographies: mobilities, flows and spaces. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2003) Leadership and local power in European rural development.
McDonagh, J (2003) Leadership and local power in European rural development. Book Review [Details]
(2002) Claiming rural identities.
McDonagh, J (2002) Claiming rural identities. Book Review [Details]
(2000) Partners in production? Women farm and family in Ireland.
McDonagh, J (2000) Partners in production? Women farm and family in Ireland. Book Review [Details]
(1999) Poverty in rural Ireland: A political economy perspective.
McDonagh, J (1999) Poverty in rural Ireland: A political economy perspective. Book Review [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2011) Environmental Capital and Sustainable Rural Development: Case Study Region - West of Ireland.
McDonagh, J. (with Farrell, M. and Mahon, M.) (2011) Environmental Capital and Sustainable Rural Development: Case Study Region - West of Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Regional Learning and Rural Development: Case Study Area - BMW Region/West of Ireland.
McDonagh, J. (with Mahon, M. and Farrell, M.) (2011) Regional Learning and Rural Development: Case Study Area - BMW Region/West of Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) The DERREG project: Gender Issues.
McDonagh, J. (with Farrell, M. and Mahon, M.) (2011) The DERREG project: Gender Issues. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Developing Europe’s Rural Regions in an Era of Globalization.
McDonagh, J. (with Farrell, M. and Mahon, M.) (2011) Developing Europe’s Rural Regions in an Era of Globalization. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Sustaining the rural - challenges in an era of globalization.
McDonagh, J. (with Mahon, M. and Farrell, M.) (2011) Sustaining the rural - challenges in an era of globalization. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Shaping interventions for sustainable rural development.
McDonagh, J. (with Mahon, M. and Farrell, M.) (2011) Shaping interventions for sustainable rural development. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Forestry in the West of Ireland: Potential for Rural Development or Unattainable Pursuit?.
McDonagh, J. (with Farrell, M. and Mahon, M.) (2011) Forestry in the West of Ireland: Potential for Rural Development or Unattainable Pursuit?. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Perspectives and Potentials for Forestry in Ireland.
McDonagh, J. (with Farrell, M. and Mahon, M.) (2011) Perspectives and Potentials for Forestry in Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Flexible governance for rural capacity building and sustainable development.
McDonagh, J. (with Mahon, M. and Farrell, M.) (2011) Flexible governance for rural capacity building and sustainable development. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) An Exploration of the Opportunities and Challenges Facing Irish Return Migrants in Rural Areas.
McDonagh, J. (with Farrell, M. and Mahon, M.) (2010) An Exploration of the Opportunities and Challenges Facing Irish Return Migrants in Rural Areas. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Opportunities and Challenges Facing Return Migrants in Rural Areas: an Exploratory Study.
McDonagh, J. (with Farrell, M. and Mahon, M.) (2010) Opportunities and Challenges Facing Return Migrants in Rural Areas: an Exploratory Study. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Exploring the Experiences of Returned Migrants: Negotiating Opportunities and Challenges in Rural Ireland.
McDonagh, J. (with Farrell, M. and Mahon, M.) (2010) Exploring the Experiences of Returned Migrants: Negotiating Opportunities and Challenges in Rural Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Rural Transport and the role of community/voluntary sector (CVS) - emerging challenges in rural Ireland . Paper presented at the AAG 2008 Annual Meeting.
McDonagh, J. (2008) Rural Transport and the role of community/voluntary sector (CVS) - emerging challenges in rural Ireland . Paper presented at the AAG 2008 Annual Meeting. Boston, MA: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Programme Evaluation and the Challenges it Poses to Agricultural Extension Advisory Services . Paper presented at the Evaluation Conference: Policy and Programme Evaluation in Europe Cultures and Prospects.
McDonagh, J., Farrell, M. (2008) Programme Evaluation and the Challenges it Poses to Agricultural Extension Advisory Services . Paper presented at the Evaluation Conference: Policy and Programme Evaluation in Europe Cultures and Prospects. European Parliament Strasbourg: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Who should be responsible? - Questioning the role of community / voluntary groups in the delivery of services to low density rural populations in Ireland . Paper presented at the EURORURAL 08 conference on Investigating European Countryside, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry Brno.
McDonagh, J. (2008) Who should be responsible? - Questioning the role of community / voluntary groups in the delivery of services to low density rural populations in Ireland . Paper presented at the EURORURAL 08 conference on Investigating European Countryside, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry Brno. Boston: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Ensuring the Future - not a lot done and a lot more to do? . Paper presented at the rural think tank session in conjunction with Irish Rural Link, Carnegie UK Trust and the Tipperary Institute.
McDonagh, J. (2008) Ensuring the Future - not a lot done and a lot more to do? . Paper presented at the rural think tank session in conjunction with Irish Rural Link, Carnegie UK Trust and the Tipperary Institute. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Conference of Irish Geographers, Dublin, May 2007. “Irish Agricultural Change - Reflected in the Extension Advisory Services”.
McDonagh, J. (2007) Conference of Irish Geographers, Dublin, May 2007. “Irish Agricultural Change - Reflected in the Extension Advisory Services”. Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) “Options for Farm Families Programme: Realistic Evaluation Framework”. Irish Evaluation Conference.
McDonagh, J. (2007) “Options for Farm Families Programme: Realistic Evaluation Framework”. Irish Evaluation Conference. Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) EUGEO 2007, Amsterdam, August 2007. “The Changing Face of Irish Agriculture: A Challenge for Extension Advisory Services”.
McDonagh, J. (2007) EUGEO 2007, Amsterdam, August 2007. “The Changing Face of Irish Agriculture: A Challenge for Extension Advisory Services”. Amsterdam: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) The Changing Face of Irish Agriculture: A Challenge for Extension Advisory Services. Paper presented at the EUGEO.
McDonagh, J., Farrell, M. (2007) The Changing Face of Irish Agriculture: A Challenge for Extension Advisory Services. Paper presented at the EUGEO. Amsterdam: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Transport policy: - Connectivity and Sustainability in rural Ireland . Paper presented at the NASC Annual Conference - Innovation and Sustainable Development on the Atlantic Periphery, County Hall Cork, Oct 4th 2007.
McDonagh, J. (2007) Transport policy: - Connectivity and Sustainability in rural Ireland . Paper presented at the NASC Annual Conference - Innovation and Sustainable Development on the Atlantic Periphery, County Hall Cork, Oct 4th 2007. Conference Paper [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2010) Older People in Rural Communities: Exploring attachment, contribution and diversity in rural Ireland and Northern Ireland.. Funded by Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland.
walsh, K., O'Shea, E., Scharf, T., Connolly, S., Maguire, C., Murray, M., Gavin, K. & McDonagh, J. (2010) Older People in Rural Communities: Exploring attachment, contribution and diversity in rural Ireland and Northern Ireland.. Funded by Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland. Other Item [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2002) Sligo County Atlas Sligo Special Projects Office, Sligo County Council and the National Spatial Unit, NUI, Galway.
McDonagh, J., Bishop, M. (2002) Sligo County Atlas Sligo Special Projects Office, Sligo County Council and the National Spatial Unit, NUI, Galway. Galway: Other Item [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2008) Teanga na Gaeilge agus réigiúin na Gaeltachta: Anailís ar an méid Gaeilge a labhraítear i gcuideachtaí a ndéanann Údarás na Gaeltachta urraíocht orthu . Údarás na Gaeltachta.
McDonagh, J., McDonagh, M. (2008) Teanga na Gaeilge agus réigiúin na Gaeltachta: Anailís ar an méid Gaeilge a labhraítear i gcuideachtaí a ndéanann Údarás na Gaeltachta urraíocht orthu . Údarás na Gaeltachta. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2008) The Irish Language and the Gaeltacht regions - An analysis on the level of use of Irish in Údarás na Gaeltachta sponsored companies. Údarás na Gaeltachta.
McDonagh, J., McDonagh, M. (2008) The Irish Language and the Gaeltacht regions - An analysis on the level of use of Irish in Údarás na Gaeltachta sponsored companies. Údarás na Gaeltachta. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2008) Sustaining the Irish Language in the Gaeltacht regions - An analysis of the Language Assistant Scheme operating in Gaeltacht national schools . Údarás na Gaeltachta.
McDonagh, J., McDonagh, M. (2008) Sustaining the Irish Language in the Gaeltacht regions - An analysis of the Language Assistant Scheme operating in Gaeltacht national schools . Údarás na Gaeltachta. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2008) Rural Transport and social exclusion. Sustainable Travel and Transport Action Plan Dublin: Comhar Sustainable Development Council.
McDonagh, J. (2008) Rural Transport and social exclusion. Sustainable Travel and Transport Action Plan Dublin: Comhar Sustainable Development Council. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2008) Cothú na Gaeilge sna réigiúin Ghaeltachta - Anailís ar Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga i scoileanna náisiúnta Gaeltachta . Údarás na Gaeltachta.
McDonagh, J., McDonagh, M. (2008) Cothú na Gaeilge sna réigiúin Ghaeltachta - Anailís ar Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga i scoileanna náisiúnta Gaeltachta . Údarás na Gaeltachta. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2008) Development in Rural Areas - the need for indigenous industry Report submitted to the Planning Section of Galway County Council.
McDonagh, J. (2008) Development in Rural Areas - the need for indigenous industry Report submitted to the Planning Section of Galway County Council. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2002) Community Managed Landscapes in Ireland. An Identification and assessment of models of how communities outside the UK participate in the management of their landscapes, Countryside and Community Research Unit (CCRU).
McDonagh, J. (2002) Community Managed Landscapes in Ireland. An Identification and assessment of models of how communities outside the UK participate in the management of their landscapes, Countryside and Community Research Unit (CCRU). University of Gloucestershire: Non Published Reports [Details]
(2002) Sligo County - Economic, Social and Cultural Profile Sligo Special Projects Office, Sligo County Council and NUI, Galway.
McDonagh, J., Corr, M., Lally, B. (2002) Sligo County - Economic, Social and Cultural Profile Sligo Special Projects Office, Sligo County Council and NUI, Galway. Galway: Non Published Reports [Details]
(2001) The Voluntary/Community Sector and Rural Development - a critical analysis of the role of EU funding in the Border region of Ireland The Atlantic Philanthropies and NUI, Galway.
McDonagh, J., Corr, M., Gaffey, S. (2001) The Voluntary/Community Sector and Rural Development - a critical analysis of the role of EU funding in the Border region of Ireland The Atlantic Philanthropies and NUI, Galway. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2000) Environmental Transport Policies and Rural Development Report to the European Commission, FAIR, CT98-4080.
McDonagh, J., Farrington, J., Sumelius, J., Knickel, K., Westholm, E., Martin, S., Goutsos, S. (2000) Environmental Transport Policies and Rural Development Report to the European Commission, FAIR, CT98-4080. Non Published Reports [Details]
(1999) Peripherality and Spatial Planning - A Case Study of the West of Ireland, in G Higgs et al, Peripherality and Spatial Planning, DETR, the University of Wales, Cardiff and the Arkleton Centre, University of Aberdeen.
McDonagh, J. (1999) Peripherality and Spatial Planning - A Case Study of the West of Ireland, in G Higgs et al, Peripherality and Spatial Planning, DETR, the University of Wales, Cardiff and the Arkleton Centre, University of Aberdeen. Non Published Reports [Details]
(1998) The Partnership, Decision and Communication Process: A Case Study of Cumas Teo International Centre for Development Studies .
McDonagh, J. (1998) The Partnership, Decision and Communication Process: A Case Study of Cumas Teo International Centre for Development Studies . Non Published Reports [Details]
(1998) Developing Local Potential: A plan for Integrated Development in South Sligo International Centre for Development Studies.
McDonagh, J., Steele, S. (1998) Developing Local Potential: A plan for Integrated Development in South Sligo International Centre for Development Studies. Non Published Reports [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
Tracing Mobilities - Towards a Cosmopolitan Perspective, W Canzler, V Kaufmann and S Kesselring. Irish Geography.
McDonagh, J. Tracing Mobilities - Towards a Cosmopolitan Perspective, W Canzler, V Kaufmann and S Kesselring. Irish Geography. Reviews [Details]
(2012) Interdisciplinary interpretations and applications of the concept of scale in landscape research.
Higgins, S,Mahon, M,McDonagh, J (2012) Interdisciplinary interpretations and applications of the concept of scale in landscape research. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2010) Transport Geographies - Mobilities, Flows and Spaces, . Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy.
McDonagh, J. (2010) Transport Geographies - Mobilities, Flows and Spaces, . Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. Reviews [Details]
(2002) Leadership and Local Power in European Rural Development. Urban Studies, An International Journal for research in Urban and Regional Studies.
McDonagh, J. (2002) Leadership and Local Power in European Rural Development. Urban Studies, An International Journal for research in Urban and Regional Studies. Reviews [Details]
(2002) Claiming Rural Identities. Journal of Rural Studies.
McDonagh, J. (2002) Claiming Rural Identities. Journal of Rural Studies. Reviews [Details]
(2000) Partners in Production? Women, Farm and Family in Ireland, P OHara. Journal of Rural Studies.
McDonagh, J. (2000) Partners in Production? Women, Farm and Family in Ireland, P OHara. Journal of Rural Studies. Reviews [Details]
(1999) Poverty in Rural Ireland. Journal of Rural Studies.
McDonagh, J. (1999) Poverty in Rural Ireland. Journal of Rural Studies. Reviews [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2010) Opportunities and Challenges Facing Return Migrants in Rural Areas: An Exploratory Study Contemporary Labour Migration: National and International Perspectives. Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society Population Geography Research Group International Conference.
Mahon,M., Farrell,M., McDonagh,J. (2010) Opportunities and Challenges Facing Return Migrants in Rural Areas: An Exploratory Study Contemporary Labour Migration: National and International Perspectives. Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society Population Geography Research Group International Conference. NUI Galway: Workshops [Details]
(2008) Waiting for a Lift? Reflections on attitudes to, and responsibilities for rural transport Ireland . Paper presented at the Community Transport in the 21st Century.
McDonagh, J. (2008) Waiting for a Lift? Reflections on attitudes to, and responsibilities for rural transport Ireland . Paper presented at the Community Transport in the 21st Century. Tralee, Co Kerry: Workshops [Details]
(2008) KEEP OFF THE LAND! An unpopular but necessary policy (or a naïve view of sustainability?) . Paper presented to the All Party Assembly Group on Rural Sustainability.
McDonagh, J. (2008) KEEP OFF THE LAND! An unpopular but necessary policy (or a naïve view of sustainability?) . Paper presented to the All Party Assembly Group on Rural Sustainability. Stormont, Belfast: Workshops [Details]
(2008) De-skilling the countryside? Change and challenge in rural economies and societies . Paper presented at the 5th Annual Rural Planning Conference Research Perspectives on Rural Change.
McDonagh, J. (2008) De-skilling the countryside? Change and challenge in rural economies and societies . Paper presented at the 5th Annual Rural Planning Conference Research Perspectives on Rural Change. Queens University Belfast: Workshops [Details]
(2008) Sustainable Rural Communities: - Are we there yet? does anybody know where we are trying to get to? and is it too late in any case? . Paper presented at the Implementing Sustainable Development: Empowering Local communities Conference, Comhar SDC National Conference.
McDonagh, J. (2008) Sustainable Rural Communities: - Are we there yet? does anybody know where we are trying to get to? and is it too late in any case? . Paper presented at the Implementing Sustainable Development: Empowering Local communities Conference, Comhar SDC National Conference. Workshops [Details]
(2007) Transport policy and Rural Development . Paper presented at the Comhar Sustainable Development Council, Seminar, East room, Custom House, Dept of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, 27th Sept.
McDonagh, J. (2007) Transport policy and Rural Development . Paper presented at the Comhar Sustainable Development Council, Seminar, East room, Custom House, Dept of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, 27th Sept. Workshops [Details]
(2007) The EU, Regional Development and issues of Transport . Paper presented at the Regional Development, the Role of the EU conference (European Parliament and Galway Chamber.
McDonagh, J. (2007) The EU, Regional Development and issues of Transport . Paper presented at the Regional Development, the Role of the EU conference (European Parliament and Galway Chamber. Workshops [Details]
(2007) Student Presentation, Athenry May 2007. “Rural Restructuring and Agricultural Change - Determining the Role of the Irish Extension Advisory Services”.
McDonagh, J. (2007) Student Presentation, Athenry May 2007. “Rural Restructuring and Agricultural Change - Determining the Role of the Irish Extension Advisory Services”. Athenry: Workshops [Details]
(2007) Walsh Fellow Student Presentation, Dublin November 2007. “Programme Evaluation within Extension Advisory Services: The Challenge of Change”.
McDonagh, J. (2007) Walsh Fellow Student Presentation, Dublin November 2007. “Programme Evaluation within Extension Advisory Services: The Challenge of Change”. Dublin: Workshops [Details]
(2006) Irish Agricultural Change and the Role of the Irish Extension Advisory Services Teagasc Student Presentation (Winner First Year Student Prize).
McDonagh, J. (2006) Irish Agricultural Change and the Role of the Irish Extension Advisory Services Teagasc Student Presentation (Winner First Year Student Prize). Workshops [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
(2008) Agricultural Extension Advisory Services: The Challenge of Implementing a Multifuncational Advisory Programme The Rural Economy Research Centre Working Paper Series Working Paper 08-WP-RE-07. Teagasc.
Farrell, M., McDonagh, J., Mahon, M. (2008) Agricultural Extension Advisory Services: The Challenge of Implementing a Multifuncational Advisory Programme The Rural Economy Research Centre Working Paper Series Working Paper 08-WP-RE-07. Teagasc. Working Paper [Details]
(2002) Acknowledging specificities in common rural policy - some implications for participation and research. IDARA, Working Paper No1.
McDonagh, J., Morand, F., Callanan, S., Cuddy, M. (2002) Acknowledging specificities in common rural policy - some implications for participation and research. IDARA, Working Paper No1. Working Paper [Details]

Teaching Interests

My teaching very much relates to my research. The key focus of my teaching centres on the rural world and the activities therein. I have a particular interest in the role of agriculture, agricultural restructuring and the place of small scale farming.  I am also very interested in exploring the vision for rural areas and the discourses of future rural sustainability.
I teach a number of courses at undergraduate and graduate level.
These courses include:

 

  • The Multifunctional Countryside
  • Rural Development and Communication for Rural Innovation
  • Rural Community and Field-based Learning
  • Conceptualising the Rural - Policy, Strategy and Governance
  • Conceptualising Environment, Society & Development
  • Research Project Design & Development
  • Rural Environments - Sustainability and Management
  • Geographies of Rural Development
  • Research Seminar in Rural Development & Sustainable Environments