The work of 'Pickeroons', the men and women who scavenge for anything that might be salvageable at a city rubbish dump.

One man's poison is another man's meat.

Brian Cleeve reports for the 'Discovery' series in a programme titled 'Down in the Dumps'.

The 'Discovery series ran on Telifís Éireann (Now RTÉ) from 1964 to 1967. Discovery brought stories from around the country in the form of 30 minute programmes. It was billed as a programme, "touching on the many aspects of Irish life."

The extract shown here is from 'Discovery Down in the Dumps' broadcast 14 March 1966.