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By Donall MacAmhlaigh

DIrish building employees in post-war Britain are celebrated in music and tale. Donall MacAmhlaigh stored 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 hazardous, by way of pints within the Admiral Rodney, the Shamrock, the farm animals industry Tavern and others. residing stipulations have been simple at most sensible. This brilliant photo of an Irish navvy's existence in England within the Fifties mirrors that of a whole iteration who left eire with out schooling or desire. Days with no nutrients or paintings, the hardships of labor camps, lonesome partings after journeys domestic, sessions of excessive isolation and sour mirrored image have been all a part of the event. • additionally to be had: demanding highway to Klondike.

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