This video tribute to Cork's 'Echo Man' is really beautiful

If you've ever been to Cork, you'll have heard his voice.

If you were to ask a Cork person to describe a landmark of the city, they would name Shandon Steeple, or Micheal O'Regan, the man affectionately known as the 'Echo Man'.

Michael has been selling copies of the Evening Echo and the Irish Examiner on the streets of the city for almost five decades.

In 1969, the year of Woodstock and the moon landing, Michael sold his first paper on the city streets.

Filmmaker Patrick Corr has highlighted Michael in his latest video, which is as much an ode to Cork as it is to one of Cork's most beloved sons.

In conversation with Patrick, Michael told him "he lived in Cork his whole life, and that's where he'd live til the day he dies."

So, next time you walk down Patrick Street, make sure to listen out for Michael's distinctive voice echoing through the streets.

Patrick's video is the second in a series he is working on called 'Amazing People'. He has previously featured the work of Cork Animal Care Society, who rescued his blind cat Stevie.

You can find more of Patrick Corr's videos on his YouTube channel


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