The six year research project that led to this book was carried out within the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, DIT and the School of Education, TCD.
In DIT, Sheila Flanagan, Michael Mulvey and my colleagues supported both the service-learning activity and the study.
Support was provided by the Department of Community Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and the Directorate of Research and Enterprise.
The access provided to the international literature through the government supported IRel project was critical to the study.
Finally, significant support was provided from the US.