People in Bray, County Wicklow are able to keep smiling through the tough times.

People interviewed on Main Street in Bray, County Wicklow manage to keep smiling, even when times are tough.

A family emigrating to the Canary Islands have plenty to be glad about while one woman who is more than happy to demonstrate her own smile says,

I think all the Irish are happy people.

While it may be difficult to raise a smile, getting people to laugh takes more effort. Jim's Discount Store has an array of practical jokes that may be of assistance in this endeavour.

We try to make them laugh here as much as possible.

Items on sale include itching powder, joke sugar, fake cigarettes, hot sweets and whoopee cushions.

An elderly woman says she is not able to smile but reveals she has a great laugh. She finds it easy to laugh because,

Life is what you make it.

Her friend Theresa smiles every day in spite of what is going on in the world.

Well there’s doom and gloom, but if you were going to let that get you down you’d be in Little Bray Graveyard.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 26 April 1985. The reporter is Peter McNiff.