While the cities of Ireland all took on their share of the recession, it was rural Ireland that truly bore the brunt. Residents of any country town can give you long lists of people they know who've emigrated, with the radically changing jobs market and depopulation leaving many previously thriving communities battling for survival. Journalist Richard Curran travels around the country in this documentary in an attempt to find out how rural Ireland is tackling the huge challenges it currently faces.