Éamonn Mac Thomáis takes a stroll through the popular city centre park and describes how it has changed over the centuries.

Once it was a meadow, neither in the city nor in the Liberties. Then the area was let out in plots, with some reserved as a park. Railings went up around the Green in 1815 and only those who lived in the "lordly mansions" around it could get in. But Arthur Guinness threw it open to the poor and it is now an open university of sorts and a lovely place to relax.

'Dublin - A Personal View' and was broadcast on 12 June 1979. The presenter is Éamonn Mac Thomáis.

Éamonn Mac Thomáis
Éamonn Mac Thomáis