mid 1800s, generation after generation of young
men from Donegal have flocked to Britain to dig
out the tunnels of the country's mines and railways
and power stations. It was hard, dangerous and dirty
work and the men who did it became known as the
Tunnel Tigers. They're still there.
visuals, stark testimony and a haunting soundtrack,
this powerful film traces their story. From the
current underground parish working on London's Crossrail
to the legends who tunnelled hard rock in the mines
and hydro schemes across Scotland in the 1940s and
'50s,Tunnel Tigers is a story of life in all its
harshness, humour and beauty, told by characters
cast by the work they did.
by Neal Boyle for TG4, Tunnel Tigers Thir Chonaill
opened the inaugural Sky Road Film Festival in 2014