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Seamus Marken recalls that he and his family relied on the grapevine in order to get news.

In this extract Seamus Marken says that he and his family relied on the grapevine in order to get news or information - he says that he would always get wind of the word when there was news to be…

Jim Quinn describes how word of mouth was an important source of information when he was a child.

In this extract Jim Quinn points out that there were no telephones about when he was a child, there were phone boxes on the street but in general people relied on word of mouth to get information. He remembers that his mother would talk to the local…

Angela McFarland remembers that news and information was passed around from mouth to mouth when she was a child.

In this extract Angela McFarland talks about the method by which news was communicated when she was younger. She says that news went from mouth to mouth and this was how information got…

The Flats - Leo Byrne takes a stroll down Pearse Street.

The author takes 'A Stroll Down Pearse Street' pointing out items of interest.

Extract from: Byrne, L. (2004) 'The Flats', Baltimore, U.S., LLLP,…

Aungier Street c.1940's

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Source: Aungier Street c. 1940s - Cabra History - http://www.cabrahistory.com/?page_id=10&album=1&gallery=7&nggpage=2…

Westland Row/Lincoln Place

'Westland Row'. plate 159 - (Chandler Collection?) Taken from McCullough, Niall (1989) 'Dublin: An Urban History'. Anne Street Press, Dublin…

Moore Street c. 1961

Interviewee Seamus Marken grew up in Moore Street, worked as butcher and had strong family associations with the street - Family 'had big fish and poultry shop there.

As an older boy Seamus Marken earned some money running errands for the street…

Moore Street c. 1959

Moore Street c. 1959. National Library Library - Reference Number: INDR2145

Moore Street c. 1959. Interviewee Seamus Marken who grew up on this street has a fund of wonderful anecdotes about his childhood playing in the: "...warren of little…

Hugh Smullen recollects the sounds that were common place when he was young.

In this extract Hugh Smullen recollects the sounds that were common place when he was young. He remembers the noise of the city trams on the street where he grew up and the sound of the horses hooves clipping along the street. He talks about the taxi…

Speaking volumes: a Dublin childhood [extract pp28-33]

Brief history of Swift's (St. Patrick's) Hospital (pp.28-9) - descriptions of Thomas St. street traders (p.29) (link to Moore St. traders?) descriptions of small 'huckser' type shops (pp.29-31)

Extract from: Devlin, Edith Newman (2000) Speaking…

Pictures in the Hallway

The importance of a good fire - link with Hugh Smullen's description of bringing coal to elderly neighbour.

Geographical area: O'Connell St. area - Mountjoy - Parnell sector

Extract from: O'Casey, S. (1942) Pictures in the Hallway. Rpt. (1980)…

Seamus Marken remembers being chastised by his father when he was a child, this was an important lesson on the importance of social support.

In this extract Seamus Marken remembers an incident when he was a child where he was chastised by his father because he refused to run an errand for an old woman who lived on Moore Street as he wanted to continue playing a game of chasing with his…

Hugh Smullen remembers working on the coal docks transporting coal from the docks to the yard.

In this extract Hugh Smullen remembers working on the coal docks transporting coal from the docks to the yard. He remembers that the left over coal that fell out of the buckets would be on the floor of his lorry and so he used to be able to supply…

Hugh Smullen talks about the importance of family support.

In this extract Hugh Smullen talks about the importance of family support. He remembers that his father was ill with TB and that there was a fear that his sister was becoming ill, as a result his Aunt took his sister in. This was to help out his…

Betty Watson talks about growing older in her community.

In this extract Betty Watson talks about growing older in her community. She notes that her community is very close knit and it's a safe community where everybody looks out for one…

Benburb Street

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Cole's Lane, looking towards Henry Street

Cole's Lane, looking towards Henry Street. Anglesea Market. This busy street scene shows market traders with laden stalls. The merchandise appears to consist principally of furniture and clothing.

Cole's Lane, looking towards Henry Street c. 1913…