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An Irish navvy

Donall Mac Amhlaigh

An Irish navvy

The diary of an exile

by Donall Mac Amhlaigh

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Published by Routledge and K. Paul .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mac Amhlaigh, Donall

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages182
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11239978M
    ISBN 100710028547
    ISBN 109780710028549
    OCLC/WorldCa3938239

    Hogeye Navvy photos. 9 Irish Brothers - December , March 9th Benefit Concert , "Poor Old Horse" Live Album Recording. January , Indy Irish Fest , Trip to . It was followed by The Men who built Britain: A History of the Irish Navvy, in This book was researched in Britain over three years, from to , and written over the following two years in Ireland. I amassed over sixty hours’ of recorded interviews with labourers, tradesmen, middle management, and family members.

      Book from Project Gutenberg: Children of the Dead End: The Autobiography of an Irish Navvy.   Image ID: Tom Deignan, writer of the weekly Sidewalks column in the Irish Voice and author of Irish Americans, spoke at the Mid-Manhattan, West New Brighton, and Riverdale libraries last month. The occasion was Immigrant Heritage Week — celebrated yearly in New York City — a great time to remember and honor our immigrant forebears. He has quite Author: Brigid Cahalan.

    The book is the outcome of five years of research and quote's extensively from over sixty hours of recorded interviews with Irish navvies and sub-contractors, senior English management, and relatives of those involved. navvy (năv′ē) n. pl. navvies Chiefly British A laborer, especially one employed in construction or excavation projects. [Short for navigator, canal laborer (obsolete).] navvy (ˈnævɪ) n, pl -vies informal Brit a labourer on a building site, excavations, etc [C shortened from navigator, builder of a navigation (sense 4)] nav•vy (ˈnæv i.


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An Irish Navvy was definitely insightful, and the honest and self-assured manner in which MacAmlaigh shared his opinions was refreshingly honest. Probably because the book is made up of direct transcripts from his journal, it did feel as though the narrative had little direction, however/5.

Irish construction workers in post-war Britain are celebrated in song and story. Donall MacAmhlaigh kept a diary as he worked the sites, danced in Irish halls, drank in Irish pubs and lived the life of the roving Irish navvy/5(11).

I retained very little but I remember this book which, in its original irish language version, was a textbook at the time. As an english boy who had found himself in Ireland I suppose I was intrigued by the diary of a Irish navvy in I was delighted some 40+ years later to come across the book in english/5(11).

Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. Children of the Dead End; The Autobiography of an Irish Navvy. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller "Navvy" was the more general nickname, and the enormous contribution made by this "special breed of men" to the British economy is highlighted in.

The Navvies: How the Irish built the modern British railways Wikimedia The Great Famine had a range of negative effects on Ireland – starvation, disease, economic turmoil and, notably, a period Author: Matthew Calfe.

I’ve been rereading a book I last studied in Irish class back in Dublin, called "Dialann Deoraí," or "An Irish Navvy – the Diary of an Author: Lane Ashfeldt. Donall MacAmhlaigh kept a diary as he worked the sites, danced in Irish halls, drank in Irish pubs and lived the life of the roving Irish navvy.

There are. Abstract. John B. Keane’s view of emigration as a profoundly deleterious social phenomenon which is inimical to the integrity of nation, community and the self is loudly echoed by Dónali Mac Amhlaigh (–) in An Irish Navvy, a work that powerfully registers the bitterness and sorrow of a ‘lost’ post-war generation of Irish Amhlaigh tallies with dismay the Author: Liam Harte.

You will enjoy this book. It tells of Irish immigration of the 50's, the post-war building of motorways and the heavy navvy work that went with it. It is a tale of Gangers, 'Pick an' Shovel' work, lodging houses, boozing and fighting written by a man who experienced it all/5(27).

Buy An Irish Navvy: The Diary of an Exile Revised edition by Donall MacAmhlaigh (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(27). Buy An Irish Navvy: The Diary of an Exile New edition by MacAmhlaigh, Donall, Valentin Iremonger (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: Buy The Men Who Built Britain: A History of the Irish Navvy 1st Edition by Cowley, Ultan (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(11). A NEW edition of a seminal book documenting the experience of Irish construction workers in Britain will be launched this month.

Ultan Cowley’s The Men Who Built Britain: A History of The Irish Navvy was first published in Author: Fiona Audley. An Irish Navvy - The Diary of an Exile book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

DIrish construction workers in post-war Britain are /5(11). The book itself has sold 32 million copies worldwide. The author, who is 86, spoke about the last minute change in the title in an interview with the Media Masters podcast, hosted by Paul Blanchard. She told Blanchford the book will now be called Shane O’Neill and Emma Harte, and will flesh out the life of Shane.

These riots would affect the urban Irish community in Britain, rather than the itinerant navvy, and after the number of navvy riots fell away dramatically.

The final word on the character of the Irish navvy goes to the Member of Parliament, Samuel Morton Peto, who was also a major railway contractor, at one time employ men. An Irish Navvy.

An Irish Navvy. The Diary of an Exile by Donall MacAmhlaigh, Valentin Iremonger. EUR ($) in stock. More Details; Originally published inthis 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. Get this from a library. An Irish navvy: the diary of an exile. [Dónall Mac Amhlaigh] -- Originally written in the Irish language and published to great acclaim in Dublin, this is the autobiography of Dónall Mac Amhlaigh - and, in particular, of his life as an Irish navvy in England.

This vivid picture of an Irish navvy's life in England in the s mirrors that of an entire generation who left Ireland without education or hope. Days without food or work, the hardships of work camps, lonesome partings after trips home, periods of intense isolation and bitter reflection were all part of the : The Collins Press.

The latest Irish navvy news from The Irish Post. The latest Irish navvy news from The Irish Post. Search. Home News New book honours chaplains who ministered to Irish navvies in Britain 7 months ago.

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[Donall MacAmhlaigh] -- DIrish construction workers in post-war Britain are celebrated in song and story. Donall MacAmhlaigh kept a diary as he worked the sites, danced in the Irish halls, drank in Irish pubs and lived the.Home page of Hogeye Navvy, a folk group from Indianapolis.

A Celtic/American Folk band featuring songs & tunes: sea and river chanteys, songs of canals & the Great Lakes, railroading and life. As one person has said, "You'll get a history lesson.