Celebrating Irish construction workers in London

The Irish contribution to the post War construction boom in the UK is well documented. This short film by David O’Sullivan features interviews and video of Irish construction workers who made the journey to London in the 1950s.

“As well as physical construction, the Irish also built communities in Kilburn and Camden. These Irish communities were – and still are – a force to be reckoned with. We Built This City, a project by the Irish Architecture Foundation as part of Irish Design 2015, looks at that history and brings it right up to how the Irish are contributing to the city in the present day.”

It makes for fascinating viewing: click here 

 

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