Summer 2007, Kilkenny Ireland
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.