New Irish book to be launched

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a NEW book telling the tale of the ‘Forgotten Irish’ of South Yorkshire is to be launched.

The Forgotten Irish tells the story of hundreds of railroad navvies and shaft sinkers, many of whom were Irish and moved to Maltby in 1906 when they worked in the region’s pits.

Lured by the 3,000ft-deep coal mines in South Yorkshire, they travelled from Donegal, Mayo, Sligo and Galway leaving behind poverty-stricken Ireland at the turn of the 20th century.

The book has been written by Maltby resident Sean Carney.

He will unveil it at Maltby Catholic Club at 7.30pm on Friday.