Ultan Cowley’s book ‘McAlpine’s Men — Irish Stories From The Sites’

A new book has shed light on the hundreds of thousands forced to emigrate between the 1940s and 1980s in search of work, just as a fresh generation of young Irish workers considers leaving in search of jobs today.

In ‘McAlpine’s Men — Irish Stories From The Sites’, historian Ultan Cowley focuses on the workers who departed for Britain from the Second World War right up to the 1980s. These thousands of Irish workers were immortalised in The Dubliners’ famous song ‘McAlpine’s Fusiliers’ — which tells of the harsh conditions the migrants endured. (Independent) >>>

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