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Summer 2007, Kilkenny Ireland —

This neighborhood presents an out-of the way hangout space in the middle of town off the traveled paths.

The houses across Chapel Lane are derelict. The laneway between Market Cross and the old city wall is owned by a multifarious assortment of disinterested parties. The place is a mess. Litter and bad graffiti are the norm.

These kids' parents used to get a beating at school and hope that their parents didn't hear about it. The reverence for teachers, and the church, was nearly total, and The consequent abuse was odious.

Now a lot of kids know they can get away with pretty much anything.