This is the generic title (literally ‘soul-revealing’) given to the channel’s highly acclaimed documentary series of hour-long treatments of personalities, movements, places and ideas that have shaped modern Ireland or that reveal a hidden or repressed aspect of our cultural, historical or social heritage. Each programme is different in tone and perspective and true to its own topic but also combines with the others in the series to give a real súil eile perspective.
Men at Lunch tells the remarkable story behind one of the most iconic images of the 20th century Lunch atop a Skyscaper taken on the 69th floor of the Rockefeller Building in 1932. At the height of the Great Depression, eleven workers with their boots dangling, sit side by side on a steel beam eating lunch. The identity of the men has remained a mystery.
But at the start of the 21st century, the photograph finally began to give up some of its secrets. One of which surfaced in the South Galway village of Shanaglish outside Gort who are convinced that two of the men hailed from their village.