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One Million Dubliners got such an emotional response, it's still trending on Twitter this morning

There was an overwhelming response to the story of Glasnevin Cemetery and Shane MacThomais.

LAST NIGHT, new Irish film One Million Dubliners aired on RTÉ One.

The documentary explores the life and death stories around Glasnevin Cemetery, where 1.5million people lie buried.

But mainly, it’s a portrait of Shane MacThomais, the cemetery tour guide and historian who was a well-known – even beloved – figure in Glasnevin as well as further afield. MacThomais died earlier this year, before the film’s release.

Shane MacThomais in a still from the film Source: RTE

The film’s producers posted on Facebook this morning that they were “truly humbled” by the response to the broadcast, its first on Irish TV.

Source: Facebook

Hundreds of viewers took to social media to express how moved they were by One Million Dubliners, and pay tribute to Shane MacThomais.

Source: RTE

There were a lot of feelings.

Glasnevin Museum have thanked social media users for the overwhelming response.

If you missed it, you can watch it on the RTÉ Player for the next 21 days.

Source: undergroundfilmspro/YouTube

More: One Million Dubliners: ‘Everyone has someone buried in Glasnevin’>

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