Ireland's rural drinks and hospitality businesses are highly vulnerable to a hard or 'no deal' Brexit.
That is one of the findings from a new report published by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland.
Hospitality work - which includes pubs, hotels, B&Bs and restaurants - makes up 9.5% of all employment in the West of Ireland, compared to 8% in Dublin.
Both are above the national average of 7.6%.
DCU Associate Professor of Economics, Anthony Foley, says an economic shock like Brexit could hit jobs in certain areas.
Mr Foley said: "It depends significanlty on what part of rural Ireland you are looking at, obviously there are some very strong areas in terms of tourism, such as Killarney, the West and so on - and then there are other areas particularly along the border, which are very dependent on Northern Ireland and the British market.