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Construction e.g. housing
Mining e.g. coal
Railways e.g. navvies
Textile factories e.g. jute in Dundee…read more

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Some Irish worked in shops with some
opening their own businesses usually
whiskey stores
One such success story was the Lipton
family. The father worked in a mill and
saved money which he used to open his
own grocers. His son worked in the
shop but chose to go to America to
make money before returning to
Scotland to open his own store. He was
a millionaire by the time he was 30.…read more

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Many Irish worked in poor conditions
Long hours
Dirty work no one else wanted
Lower wages than their Scottish
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1833 Factories Act- prevented young
children from working in textile mills and
limited the hours worked by 9 to 13 year
olds to 48 a week.
Coal Mines Act 1842-children under 10
and women were not allowed to work in
mines under ground.
1864 Chimney Sweeney Act-sweeps
could only use boys at least 16 year olds
to help cleaning chimneys.…read more

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Answer the following questions:
Describe the jobs which Irish people did and
why did they do these jobs?
Why did Irish people suffer poor conditions
of work and what were they?
How were conditions improved?
Give 2 advantages and 2 disadvantages of
the laws to improve conditions?…read more

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