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The Insanely Dangerous Job Of A 19th-Century Railway Builder | Building Ireland | Absolute History

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  • čas přidán 10. 02. 2024
  • The Industrial Revolution brought significant social and economic changes to Europe and Britain. The construction of the Cork and Bandon Railway presented substantial engineering challenges, including the need for a deep tunnel through Goggin's Hill. The Goggin's Hill tunnel, about a kilometer long, was a remarkable engineering feat of the Victorian Railway age. The construction involved blasting through rock using gunpowder, with teams of workers enduring difficult and dangerous conditions, working day and night.
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Komentáře • 27

  • @jetsons101
    @jetsons101 Před 9 dny +18

    I tip my hat to the workers that did the real labor. The builders are long gone and "sadly" forgotten but because of their skill, craftsmanship and determination their work still stands today. Amazing what could be built before computers and any type of powered equipment.

    • @eliz49
      @eliz49 Před 9 dny +5

      You’re right! Im convinced we were smarter then.. paradoxically, technology is to blame. Go figure.

    • @jetsons101
      @jetsons101 Před 9 dny

      The smarter the phone, the dumber the user.
      The smarter the car, the dumber the driver.@@eliz49

    • @musicaddict68
      @musicaddict68 Před 14 hodinami

      @@eliz49Smarter in some ways and not so smart in others. I’ve personally always found it interesting that there are important discoveries throughout history that are made, lost and discovered anew. Just an example is how mouldy bread was used by ancient Egyptians specifically on infected wounds thousands of years before bacteria were even discovered. No, they didn’t know exactly why the mouldy bread worked when treating infection, but they discovered that it worked and they utilised it. They had an efficient Treatment option (considering the time period). Conversely, the oh so civilised Western world didn’t discover antibiotics until less than 100 years ago and even then, it was accidental! Less than 100 years ago, people were still perishing from infections that could have been effectively treated thousands of years prior 😬

  • @daniellelodewijks3445
    @daniellelodewijks3445 Před 9 dny +7

    Makes me even more proud to be Irish. I never knew any of the history of the railways, or gunpowder works. Looking forward to the rest of the series. Fantastic, better than anything on the telly. 10/10

  • @alanpeachey4085
    @alanpeachey4085 Před 11 hodinami +1

    History must be kept at all costs how we do not have the people to do and keep our history safe, and for the next hundred generations to come Ireland must keep its culture in every way, because Ireland would not be Ireland without the people who are there simply some of the most amazing violin players that I have ever heard Regards Al from down under

  • @cheesegoddess1
    @cheesegoddess1 Před 9 dny +2

    The butter museum is awesome. The guys who run the place are super.

  • @Noah-jg1ep
    @Noah-jg1ep Před 10 dny +5

    I hope you have a good day

  • @heru-deshet359
    @heru-deshet359 Před 9 dny +1

    I have always wished to visit the beautiful towns and cities of Ireland.

  • @pigpaul
    @pigpaul Před 9 dny +1

    Hello from Las Vegas Nevada 🇺🇸

  • @user-ys1qo6pc1v
    @user-ys1qo6pc1v Před 9 dny

    Very good video can you guys do a documentry on the life of napoleon and the napoleonic wars please

  • @dontreadthispg3d338
    @dontreadthispg3d338 Před 10 dny +2

    What a vid!!!

  • @FishMonger849
    @FishMonger849 Před 9 dny +2

    Now do US rail workers of the 19th century

  • @benbowman4961
    @benbowman4961 Před 9 dny +1

    🎶 I was wearing
    Corduroy breeches digging ditches pulling switches dodging pitches
    As I was working on the railway🎶
    R.I.P Shane Macgowan

  • @kevinwilson9317
    @kevinwilson9317 Před 9 dny +1

    Did the workers get paid? That was complwtely glossed over.

  • @benbowman4961
    @benbowman4961 Před 9 dny +2

    The Pogues- Navigator
    The canals and the bridges, the embankments and cuts
    They blasted and dug with their sweat and their guts
    They never drank water but whiskey by pints
    And the shanty towns rang with their songs and their fights
    Navigator, navigator, rise up and be strong
    The morning is here and there's work to be done
    Take your pick, and your shovel, and the bold dynamite
    For to shift a few tons of this earthly delight
    Yes, to shift a few tons of this earthly delight
    They died in their hundreds with no sign to mark where
    Save the brass in the pocket of the entrepreneur
    By landslide and rock-blast, they got buried so deep
    That in death if not life they'll have peace while they sleep
    Navigator, navigator, rise up and be strong
    The morning is here and there's work to be done
    Take your pick, and your shovel, and the bold dynamite
    For to shift a few tons of this earthly delight
    Yes, to shift a few tons of this earthly delight
    Their mark on this land is still seen and still laid
    The way for a commerce where vast fortunes were made
    The supply of an Empire where the sun never set
    Which is now deep in darkness, but the railway's there yet
    Navigator, navigator, rise up and be strong
    The morning is here and there's work to be done
    Take your pick, and your shovel, and the bold dynamite
    For to shift a few tons of this earthly delight
    Yes, to shift a few tons of this earthly delight

  • @kenc3288
    @kenc3288 Před 9 dny +1

    What did that gunpowder fellow say at the 11th minute ?
    Why the CGI, disappointing..😏

  • @nanagigi7825
    @nanagigi7825 Před 9 dny

  • @katleiayorkie8311
    @katleiayorkie8311 Před 8 dny

    Unfortunately in Canada most of the tunnel works were new comers to Canada. Most of them were Chinese. If I remember most of the Chinese were buried in unmarked graves along the railroad. As far as I’m concerned it is one of the black marks on Canada’s history.

  • @multiHappyHacker
    @multiHappyHacker Před 8 dny

    >loicensed

  • @othernamesweretaken1871
    @othernamesweretaken1871 Před 10 dny +2

    FJB.

  • @AmedeeBoulette
    @AmedeeBoulette Před 9 dny

    The nonstop music drives me nuts!!! So useles 😫😫😫

  • @WMantus
    @WMantus Před 9 dny +3

    Unsubbed. Your continued use of AI stinks.

  • @thedude8046
    @thedude8046 Před 10 dny +3

    I didn't see any hardworking feminists