20 July, 2020

donegal tunnel tigers

A memorial in honour of the Donegal emigrant workers who died digging tunnels overseas.  You can read more about it here



a panel showing the tunnel tigers at work


a map showing where the tunnels are located


panels listing the names of those people who died






the tool that the tunnel tigers used








37 comments:

  1. May they rest in peace.

    Thank you, Bill. God bless always.

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  2. Hi Bill.

    Sad men in the prime of their lives.
    I even saw one deceased in 2002.
    Still very close.

    Greetings from Patricia.

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  3. Wat 'n prachtig monument Bill, zo blijft het altijd in herinnering, het was
    n zeer roerige tijd. Er is veel te danken aan deze moedige mannen.
    Groet Kees.

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  4. A beautiful monument for a group of workers to whom otherwise not so much attention is paid, and from the names, whole families were involved. Wonder why special Donegal.

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  5. ...it's a sad thing when workers have to give their lives to feed their families. Please link this to Tuesday's treasure!

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  6. Hello,

    It is a wonderful memorial to these workers. Take care! Have a great new week!

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  7. This is a beautiful monument ...
    They may all rest in peace
    The miners have a hard life! Their family always live in fear!
    Have a nice week, Bill!

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  8. I had never even thought of tunnel digging as a chosen profession, a dangerous one I am sure, as the monument attests.

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  9. Great monument and wonderful memorial Bill.
    So sad for the families,may they Rest In Peace.
    Have a lovely week! Take care!
    Dimi...

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  10. Precioso homenaje, muy merecido, que no se les olvide nunca, feliz semana Bill.
    Saludos

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  11. So very sad. It is a beautiful memorial.

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  12. A tough life... they will never be forgotten.

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  13. Also pray that the spirit of the emigrant worker Donegal be happy in Heaven.

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  14. Wonderful memorial.
    Thanks for showing it to us.

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  15. A lovely tribute Bill. I think immigrant workers were incredibly hard working and worked on many huge projects around the world ✨

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  16. My gosh! I had no idea, Bill. I need to read more about this. I find this kind of thing fascinating. Hugs- Diana

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  17. What an impressive memorial. It certainly covers the subject completely while honoring the people lost.

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  18. Interesting history and impressive memorial.

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  19. Surprised to see that these deaths were in recent times.

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  20. That is a spectacular monument. Beautiful!

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  21. All so young, and doing their jobs. It's an impressive memorial!

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  22. They all died so young! I hope they all rest in peace. Thank you for sharing such a historical and memorable landmark to us my friend Bill!

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  23. That is absolutely awesome. That's a great memorial for them. I can't even imagine doing that kind of job.

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  24. So many young lives lost. A fine memorial to them, Bill!

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  25. What a fine memorial to those who did hard, dangerous jobs. A fitting memorial.

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  26. So sad, but that is a very beautiful memorial.

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  27. Sus nombres serán recordado a lo largo de los años. han perdido el mayor tesoro que poseían, que era la vida. Merecen nuestra admiración y reconocimiento.

    Besos

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  28. That's quite a memorial! If I'm not mistaken I think there were many Irish who also worked on the transcontinental railroad in the U.S., too.

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  29. What an amazing memorial this is.

    All the best Jan

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  30. That really is a lovely memorial. Sad that so many young men were lost.

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  31. Such a hard job and no safety rules at all, very brave men who worked hard.

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  32. An effective memorial. Love the brick "tunnel."

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  33. Those were sadly the times back then...

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