O'Connell Street, Dublin
From risings to riots, from parades to cavalcades of foreign dignitaries, O'Connell Street has been a main stage for Ireland's historic events.
But is has also been the home and workplace for ordinary people whose lives were played out on the nation's capital boulevard.
| Carmel Moran:
Carmel lived on the O'Connell Street for 35 years and witnessed all the pivotal events from her sitting room window above the Happy Ring House. She still loves the street, even though she recently had to move out.
| Billy Fleming:
Billy's father was a road worker on the street, so he has plenty of childhood memories from O'Connell Street. Now he drives the no. 11 bus up and down the street several times a day.
| Herbie Donnelly:
Herbie worked in different cinemas on O'Connell Street for 51 years. He retired 18 years ago to look after his wife and hardly ever went to see a movie again.
Pat worked in Aer Lingus on O'Connell Street for thirty years and is now a local historian.