Historian and broadcaster Éamonn Mac Thomáis continues his odyssey of historical Dublin in 'Dublin - A Personal View' with 'From Hurdleford to Stony Batter', broadcast on 3 July 1979. Each programme in the 1979 series looks at a different part of the city from Mac Thomáis's point of view.
Here is the opening of the Hurdleford to Stoneybatter instalment, starting from Church St Bridge, where a hurdle ford was once the only bridge that crossed the river Liffey. Mac Thomáis takes in St Michan's Church, which is almost a thousand years old and was once the only parish church on the northside of Dublin. He recounts the stories of some of the people buried in the cemtery, including Mary Ann de Phepoe of Clontarf Castle.