Rosie Walsh the uncrowned Queen of Moore Street for over seventy years has decided it is time to abdicate.

Rosie Walsh has been running a stall in Moore Street from the age of twelve when she was selling violets. At the age of 89 she has decided to call it a day. Her stall will be taken over by her daughter, also called Rosie

She's reigned supreme since 1901. She is of course... Rosie

On the her last day trading Rosie reminisces on days gone by on Moore Street. 

Rosie was born and raised in a house on Moore Street and witnessed first hand the rebellion of 1916 as the events unfolded on the street. Having lied about her age, she married at just 13 years of age. 

As Rosie said farewell to the street, there were kisses for everyone including reporter Colm Connolly. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 October 1978. The reporter is Colm Connolly.