Irish Navvy: The Diary of an Exile (English and Irish Edition)

Irish Navvy: The Diary of an Exile (English and Irish Edition) by Donall MacAmhlaigh

ISBN10: 0710028547
ISBN13: 978-0710028549
Author: Donall MacAmhlaigh
Title: Irish Navvy: The Diary of an Exile (English and Irish Edition)
Publisher: Routledge (March 1971)
Language: English, Irish
Size ePub: 1555 kb
Size PDF: 1640 kb
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Subcategory: Ethnic & National

Irish Navvy: The Diary of an Exile (English and Irish Edition) by Donall MacAmhlaigh



Originally published in 1964, this is Donall MacAmhlaigh's own story as a navvy or unskilled workman in post World War II England. Here is backbreaking, blister-making work, followed by pints of the black stuff in the Admiral Rodney and many other pubs. Workless and foodless days, the hardships of work camps, lonesome partings after trips home, periods of intense isolation and occasional bitterness-this is an honest account of how the average Irish laborer worked and lived in and contributed to the country of the ancient enemy.

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