Voluntary action in Ireland, north and south
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Voluntary action in Ireland, north and south report of a research symposium held at Trinity College, Dublin, [16 May, 1997] by

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Published by University of Ulster, Centre for Voluntary Action Studies for the Association for Voluntary Action Research in Ireland in Coleraine .
Written in English


  • Volunteers -- Ireland -- Congresses.,
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Other titlesResearch Symposium on Voluntary Action in Ireland, North and South: conference report.
Statementedited by Arthur Williamson.
ContributionsWilliamson, A. P. 1943-, University of Ulster. Centre for Voluntary Action Studies., Association for Voluntary Action Research in Ireland., Research Symposium on Voluntary Action in Ireland, North and South (1997 : Dublin)
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Pagination84p. ;
Number of Pages84
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17876943M
ISBN 101859231128

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