The Cons are Coming tells the story of the annual visit of the Smith family from America to Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan.

Claire Smith reflects on growing up in a house where "home was all about the ones who came back" and the visitors talk about leaving and coming home.

It's a story of enduring friendship among a family and their neighbours.

The programme is presented by Claire Smith.

Compiled by Elizabeth Laragy.

Production Supervision by Peter Woods

First broadcast 29th January 2006

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries