On 14 March 1966 the series 'Discovery' broadcast the programme 'Down in the Dumps' which looks at the 'Pickeroons' - the men and women who survive by scavenging on a city rubbish dump.

According to reporter Brian Cleeve

Your rubbish can be these men's treasures

Cleeve reports on the life and work of the Pickeroons and the tinker scrap metal collectors.

The extract shown here is from 'Discovery: Down in the Dumps' broadcast 14 March 1966.

Scrap Metal Collectors
Scrap Metal Collectors

The 'Discovery' series ran on RTÉ from 1964 to 1967. 'Discovery' brought stories from around the country in the form of 30 minute programmes. It was billed as a programme, "touching on the many aspects of Irish life."