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On the Street Where You LiveRTÉ One, Friday, 8.30pm

Programme 1

O'Connell Street, Dublin

Click here to watch footage of the 1962 January Sales.

Click here to watch footage of the 1966 Rising Commemaration Parade.

Click here to watch a Newsbeat feature on Dublin beggars in 1968.

Click here to watch footage of Christmas Shopping in Clerys in 1977.

Click here to watch footage of the 1981 Anti H-Block march and rally.

Click here to watch footage of the 2002 Construction of the Spire.

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.

Featured contributors:

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 Liddy:
Pat worked in Aer Lingus on O'Connell Street for thirty years and is now a local historian.