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The men who built Britain a history of the Irish navvy by Ultan Cowley

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Published by Wolfhound Press in Dublin .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Ireland,
  • Great Britain.,
  • Ireland.,
  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Construction workers -- Great Britain.,
  • Construction workers -- Ireland.,
  • Civil engineering -- Great Britain.,
  • Irish -- Employment -- Great Britain -- History.,
  • Ireland -- Emigration and immigration.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-265) and index.

StatementUltan Cowley.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD8039.R3152 G73 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination271 p. :
Number of Pages271
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3599383M
ISBN 100863278299, 0863278906
LC Control Number2002327131
OCLC/WorldCa48580553

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The Men Who Built Britain book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Stories of the people of the Irish diaspora, who emigrated /5. While the men themselves have been largely forgotten or ignored, the canals, the railways, the roads, tunnels, dams and public utilities of Britain stand as lasting monuments to their sacrifices and achievements." "The Men who Built Britain has been researched by . The result is as full an account of the experience of Irish construction workers in Britain as one could wish for, taking their story all the way from the original navigators on the canals and railways which drove the nineteenth century industrial revolution, up to the moment in the s when a booming Ireland actually began to recruit from its own exiled workforce on a large scale.   The Balloon Factory by Alexander Frater The cover says 'the story of the men who built Britain's first flying machines' but what it really is is 'The story of the author's journey to go to places related to the men who built Britain's first flying machines'. There is a lot of the author in this book/5.

The Men Who Built Britain: a Celebration of the Irish Navvy [Cowley, Ultan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Men Who Built Britain: a Celebration of the Irish Navvy/5(9). "The contribution of the Irish 'Navvy' to the British construction industry has indeed been 'immeasurable'. For over two centuries, for hundreds of thousands of rural male Irish emigrants to Britain, the best chance of a start was in construction. While the men themselves have been largely forgotten or ignored, the canals, the railways, the roads, tunnels, dams and public utilities of Britain. The Men Who Built Britain [Ultan Cowley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.5/5(2). 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.

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