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The Remarkable Saga of a Nation and a City



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Irish by John Burrowes
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IRISH is the story of the mass migration from Ireland in the wake of the Great Famine of the mid-nineteenth century. It is an epic account of th coming together of a nation and a city. Those who fled were all escaping a nightmare existence in the poorest and most deprived country in Europe - this is their tale. IRISH! brings to life the horror pf those grim days and reveals the unimaginable suffering endured by the Irish as a result of the Potato Blight. It describes in vivid detail the hazards and hardships faced by the thousands fleeing the country in search of a better life overseas, including a startling account of one of the most deplorable maritime crimes ever committed, the voyage of the SS LONDONDERRY. The coming of the Irish to Glasgow had a bigger impact on the city than any other event. It is a subject many have said no writer would successfully tackle. John Burrowes has undertaken two years of painstaking research into the most significant and stirring episode in the history of Glasgow, and now for the first time the truth is vividly unfolded. IRISH! brings the tale of the Irish migration to Scotland to life. It tells of the contribution made by Irish labourers in Glas

Author Biography

John Burrowes is the author of several books including Benny, the biography of Scotland,s first World Champion boxer Benny Lynch, Great Glasgow Stories, Glasgow- Tales of the City, and the Jamesie,s People trilogy, which detailed life in the Gorbals from the 30s to the 70s.
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March 20th, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Mainstream Publishing
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