Breandán Ó hEithir takes a tour of James Joyce's Dublin visiting locations from the story of Ulysses and looks at how the places and people of Dublin have changed.
The journey begins at the Martello Tower in Sandymount, the place where the most celebrated day in literature began on 16 June 1904, Bloomsday. On to the Forty Foot where the men swam naked and Malachi 'Buck' Mulligan was among them. On the steps of the National Library of Ireland 'Hamlet' was the subject of debate. On to the north side of the city and a visit to the Five Lamps and south again to Mulligans pub.
Number 7 Eccles Street was the home of Bloom and his wife Molly. While the front door has remained, the rest of the property is in disrepair. This extract ends with shots of people on Capel Street in Dublin and the sunset over the city.
...To forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.
This episode of 'Pobal' was broadcast on 3 February 1977. The narrator is Breandán Ó hEithir
'Pobal' was a features programme in the Irish language, covering issues from all over Ireland, except for politics. According to a preview published in the RTÉ Guide on 24 September 1976, 'Pobal' would deal with "gach uile ghné de shaol na muintire, ach amháin an pholaitíocht, náisiúnta ná áitiúil. Beidh greann ann agus beidh ceol ann agus beidh míreanna eolais ann." 'Pobal' also took a particular interest in the arts. It was presented by Breandán Ó hÉithir and went out on Saturday nights. It ran for one season from 2 October 1976, until it was amalgamated with 'Next Stop' and 'Spot On' to create 'PM' in autumn 1977.