Presentation on theme: "The Irish at Work Lesson starter: Give three examples of jobs that Irish immigrants may have done."— Presentation transcript:
The Irish at Work Lesson starter: Give three examples of jobs that Irish immigrants may have done.
Today we will… Understand the jobs that Irish settlers did Understand their working conditions
Most Irish took any job they could get due to their poverty Some Irish had useful skills e.g. those who had worked in textile industries The work was often extremely dangerous Hours were long Wages were low Housing was poor and took up most of wages New Lanark cotton mill village
Comments on Irish workers – what do they tell us? 1.‘in any farm, you will find most of the men at work are Irish’ 2.‘Irish at work in the coal mine are more obedient than natives… we could not do without them’ 3.‘Lothian is invaded by numbers of Irish each year’ 4.‘a few have raised themselves to the rank of shopkeepers…a few keep whisky shops’
Success Stories Most Irish workers did hard work for low wages Some did very well Sir Thomas Lipton