Film production of Angela's Ashes dresses a Limerick street and 200 citizens to recreate the city in the 1930s.

Angela's Ashes which has already been on location in Dublin and Cork for shooting moves to Limerick where the Pulitzer prize-winning novel by Frank McCourt is set. The film version is directed by Alan Parker and stars Robert Carlyle and Emily Watson.

A section of Georgian Limerick city around The Crescent has been closed off to the public while filming takes place. The streets have been revamped to recreate Limerick of the 1930s. 

The city where novelist Frank McCourt spent his impoverished youth and the story of which is now famous worldwide in the novel 'Angela's Ashes.

As many of the Limerick lanes from the novel no longer exist, many of these scenes were actually shot in Cork. 

The production in Limerick will involve around two hundred extras playing everything from a telegram boy to a middle class lady. 

The crew will spend a week in Limerick before returning to filming at Ardmore Studios in County Wicklow.   

The film is due for release in autumn 1999.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 20 October 1998. The reporter is Cathy Halloran.