An Unconsidered People

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New updated edition of the seminal work by Catherine Dunne, which charted the lives of the London Irish, in all their variety and colour, now with a brand new foreword by Diarmaid Ferriter. Half a million Irish people left Ireland in the nineteen-fifties, forced by decades of economic stagnation. For many, Britain was their only hope of survival.

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New updated edition of the seminal work by Catherine Dunne, which charted the multifarious lives of the London Irish, in all their variety and colour, now with a brand new foreword by Diarmaid Ferriter.

Before the ‘Ryanair Generation’, leaving home was for good. Half a million Irish men and women left these shores in the nineteen-fifties, forced by decades of economic stagnation to make their lives elsewhere. For many of these emigrants, mostly young and unskilled, Britain was their only hope of survival. Abandoned by the Irish state, this forgotten generation went in search of employment and security, the dignity of a future that was denied them at home. For many of these youthful emigrants, exile held the promise of adventure and excitement, freedom from the oppressions of De Valera’s Ireland. Yet no two emigrant experiences were the same. In a series of compelling interviews, ‘honest, angry, and funny’, these vibrant voices reflect the diversity of lives lived away from the homeland, an unconsidered people’s struggle to plant new lives in an alien soil.

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Weight 304 g
Dimensions 21.5 × 13.5 × 2.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

296

Language

English

Edition

Updated Edition

Dewey

942.10049162 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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