In 1973, RTÉ Radio 1 producer, Sean Mac Reamoinn set out to capture life in the North Wall/Sherriff Street area of Dublin city. What emerged was a radio documentary looking to the past, present and future. Now, over 35 years later, we have the opportunity to listen back to living history - to the hopes, thoughts and aspirations of that time.
Stories of old sailing ships and the foreign sailors who passed through, the old gas lamp days, the art of cattle droving and pigeon rearing, the effect of the new flats and a bad address, local crime, girls and dead end jobs, money lending, a returned emigrant, the future and redevelopment of the area and much more besides all contribute in revisiting a different time, a different place, a different country.
In these strange economic times and appropriately on our national day, it's no harm to us Irish, to see where some of us came from and where we hoped to go.
35 years after it's first broadcast, the Documentary on One presents - Inner City Island.
Producer: Seán Mac Reamoinn
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