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TOUR6018 - Irish Heritage, Culture & TG

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Title:Irish Heritage, Culture & TG
Long Title:Irish Heritage, Culture & TG
Module Code:TOUR6018
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Tourism
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Noel Murray
Module Author: MARIA BENSON
Module Description: The aim of this module is to provide learners with a comprehensive knowledge of the significance of heritage and culture to the development of the Irish tourism product and to provide the learner with the basic skills and competence to work effectively as a tourist guide.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Summarise the course of Irish history from the earliest times to the present day, describing key civilisations, influences and events which have shaped Irish history society, tradition, folklore and culture
LO2 Offer a critical assessment of the diverse range of historical, cultural and heritage products which exist in Ireland.
LO3 Assess the contribution of various organisations to the conservation, preservation and management of Irish heritage and culture.
LO4 Assess Ireland's cultural, art and literary legacy.
LO5 Identify the role and responsibilities of the tourist guide in the context of the Irish tourism industry.
LO6 Prepare up to date and entertaining commentaries which communicate and contextualise the key features of an area.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Historical Tourism
Historical and Cultural Periods in Ireland's past - Mesolithic period, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron ages, early Christian Ireland, the Vikings, the Normans, Tudor and Steward Ireland, Georgian Ireland, 19th and 20th Century Ireland
Ireland's Natural Heritage
Important Natural Landscapes in Ireland, Ireland's UNESCO listed World natural Sites, Ireland's climate and its influence on tourism and the implications of climate change on the natural heritage, Irish Flora and Fauna, Irish National Parks and Gardens and Marine Tourism.
Cultural Tourism
Ireland's Literature and Tourism, the Arts, development of Irish art and sculpture, Arts attractions and festivals, Irish Folklore, Irish entertainment - Irish music, dance, sports, song, contemporary music and dance, the influence of Irish theatre, drama and cinema on tourism
Heritage and Cultural Management
Examining the role and responsibilities of various public, private and voluntary organisations that promote, develop and work in the conservation of Ireland heritage and cultural tourism products - opw, heritage council, arts council, sports council, Failte Ireland, An Taisce, heritage Ireland, the Irish walled towns network, the heritage towns initiative etc. This will also include a thorough understanding of Ireland's natural and built heritage.
Tour Guiding
Role and responsibilities of the tourist guide in the context of the Irish Tourism Industry, types of guide, communication of knowledge and information, planning and developing accurate, up to date entertaining tour commentaries and tour itineraries and managing problematic and difficult situations
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation The students will work in groups and prepare a mock guided tour of their choice. They will need to prepare entertaining commentaries for the tour and a tour itinerary and present their findings to the class using a variety of media such as power point, video clips, pre- recorded interviews etc 1,2,4,5,6 40.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture In Class Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Research 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer Supervised Learning (Non-contact) Independent Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture In Class Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Research 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Independent Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Thomas W. O’Brien and Sam H. Ham 2012, Toward Professionalism in Tour Guiding – A Manual For Trainers, University of Idaho US
Supplementary Book Resources
  • F.H.A. Aalen, Kevin Whelan and Matthew Stout 2011, Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape, Second Edition Ed., Cork University Press [ISBN: 978185918459]
  • Brendan McGrath 2013, Landscape and Society in Contemporary Ireland, First Edition Ed., Cork University Press [ISBN: 978190900571]
  • Tarquin Blake and Fiona Reilly 2013, Ancient Ireland - Exploring Irish Historic Monuments, The Collins Press [ISBN: 9781848891852]
  • Dr Síghle Bhreathnach-lynch 2015, 50 Works of Irish Art, Gill and Mac Millian Ireland [ISBN: 9780717166558]
  • Killeen, Richard 1994, A Brief History of Ireland., Robinson Publishing [ISBN: 9781849014397]
  • David Brett 1996, The construction of heritage, Cork University Press Cork, Ireland [ISBN: 9781859180525]
  • Flanagan, L. 1992, A Dictionary of Irish Archaeology, Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 0717119289]
  • Michael Cronin (Editor), Barbara O'Connor (Editor) 2003, Irish Tourism: Image, Culture and Identity, Multilingual Matters Limited [ISBN: 9781873150535]
  • Sean Duffy 2005, The Concise History of Ireland, Gill & Macmillan Ltd. [ISBN: 9780717138104]
  • Harbison, P. 1992, A Guide to the National Monuments of Ireland, Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 071711954]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Heritage Ireland 2016, Ireland's Premier Attractions and Heritage Towns, Travel Organisers Manual
  • Heritage Council 2015, Heritage Ireland, 2015, Heritage Island's 2015 Touring Guide - your essential attractions guide
  • Heritage Ireland 2014, Ireland's Premier Attractions and Heritage Towns Group Organisers Manual
  • ITIC 2014, Protecting the Irish Environment and Landscape: A Critical Issue for Irish Tourism
  • Heritage Council and Failte Ireland 2012, Climate Change, Heritage and Tourism: Implications for Ireland’s Coast and InlandWaterways
  • Heritage Ireland Travel Ireland Magazine
  • Irish Tourism Industry Confederation ITIC Reports and Publications
  • Failte Ireland, Tourism Ireland Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland Limited Publications
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 1 Elective
CR_FTOUR_7 Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management 1 Elective
CR_FTOUR_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism Management 1 Elective

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