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Dr Kelly Maguire

Dr Kelly Maguire

Telephone: 0151 231 4623



Dr. Kelly Maguire is a senior Lecturer in International Tourism Management and Events Management at Liverpool John Moore’s University. Her doctoral research study provided the first nationwide baseline study on Local Authority sustainable planning for events management in Ireland (2018).

She has worked with Local Authorities in planning large-scale outdoor public events in Ireland and has worked as an independent research consultant in technologies for tourism and travel apps. She has acted as co-principal investigator on industry research funded by the National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland.

Her research interests include sustainable planning for events and tourism, environmental impacts of events/tourism, socio-cultural impacts of events/tourism, economic impacts of events/tourism, Local Authority planning for events, event licensing and regulatory systems of events and community engagement in drive tourism on the Wild Atlantic Way.


Journal article

Maguire K. 2019. Examining the power role of Local Authorities in planning for socio-economic event impacts Local Economy, 34 :657-679 DOI Public Url

Maguire K, McLoughlin E. 2019. An evidence informed approach to planning for event management in Ireland: An examination of the European Tourism Indicator System Journal of Place Management and Development, 13 :47-72 DOI Public Url

Maguire K, Hanrahan J. 2017. Assessing the Economic Impact of Event Management in Ireland: A Local Authority Perspective Event Management: an international journal, 21 :333-346 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Maguire K, Hanrahan J, Boyd S. 2016. Community Engagement in Drive Tourism: Case Study of the Wild Atlantic Way Journal of Heritage Tourism, 12 :509-525 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Maguire K, Hanrahan J. 2016. Local Authority planning provision for Event Management in Ireland: A Socio-Cultural Perspective Journal of Convention and Event Tourism, 17 :129-158 Publisher Url Public Url

Maguire K, Hanrahan J. 2016. Local Authority provision of Environmental Planning Guidelines for Event Management in Ireland European Journal of Tourism Research, 12 Public Url

Maguire K, Hanrahan J. 2015. Local Authority planning provision of Policies and Guidelines for Event Management: An Irish Perspective international jounal of responsible tourism, 4

Editorial/letter to the editor

Wise N, Maguire K. Places, Practices and (Soft) Power Local Economy, DOI