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

Programme 5

Patrick Street, Cork

Click here to watch footage of the Cork Corpus Christi Procession.

Click here to watch footage of the Cork Film Festival, 1969.

Click here to watch footage of the Jack Lynch Homecoming, 1977.

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Click here to watch footage of the Patrick Street Reopening, 2004.

Cork was once the city of promenades.

Patrick Street, or Pana, was the place to be seen shopping, strolling and socialising.

The people who live and work on the city's main thoroughfare have seen huge changes over the years, and there is concern Patrick Street may become a European clone.

Featured contributors:

Dick O'Sullivan:
Dick is a local boy who had various jobs on the street and even played music in one of the shop windows. He had to go abroad to make a living, but later returned home to Cork and fulfilled his dream of making a living as a musician.

Louise Lee:
Louise came to Cork in the 60s and opened a Chinese restaurant on Patrick Street with her husband. They had eight children, and when he died she had to take over the running of the business. Now feels that Cork is very much her home city.

Declan Hassett:
Patrick Street runs through Declan's whole life. His girlfriend jilted him under Mangon's clock, but they got back together and he later proposed to her at that very same spot. Declan went to the seminary, but left after a few years and took a job in the Examiner. He retired after 41 years, and now he misses going into town every day.

Kay Bermingham:
Kay grew up outside Cork City, so going into town was a big treat. She is now a tour guide in Cork.