One woman's story of life at Christmas time during the Emergency in Dublin.

Mary Corbally, born in Dublin in 1920. When World War II broke out she was just married and was living in Gloucester Diamond at the junction of Gloucester Place and Sean MacDermott Street, and commonly known as 'The Diamond'. 

Conall Ó Morain spoke to Mary Corbally about Christmas during The Emergency in Dublin.

Rationing, black market tea, food clubs, real christmas trees, using cigarette boxes for decorations.

Mary also talks about the Glimmerman, cooking on an open fire, partying, and looking after the poor "knock-abouts".