By Donall MacAmhlaigh
DIrish building staff in post-war Britain are celebrated in music and tale. Donall MacAmhlaigh saved a diary as he labored the websites, danced within the Irish halls, drank in Irish pubs and lived the lifetime of the roving Irish navvy. paintings was once not easy, soiled and unsafe, via pints within the Admiral Rodney, the Shamrock, the livestock industry Tavern and others. dwelling stipulations have been easy at top. This vibrant photo of an Irish navvy's existence in England within the Fifties mirrors that of a whole iteration who left eire with no schooling or wish. Days with no nutrition or paintings, the hardships of labor camps, lonesome partings after journeys domestic, classes of excessive isolation and sour mirrored image have been all a part of the event. • additionally on hand: not easy highway to Klondike.
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