Description

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 another.

Item Type

Sound

Transcription

So in general then looking around this community, would you say this is a good community to grow older in?

Ah yeah, it’s a very safe community, and it’s a very em old fashioned if you like, in that em, the community care for each other and there’s always someone watching out for each other, now, there’s also the people that don’t want to be watched over, but eh generally everybody…it’s a real, adopt a family, adopt an aunt, adopt a neighbour you know? It’s all that kind of, and that’s real old fashioned Dublin people you know? I don’t...a lot of areas have lost that, but we still retain it to date so far

Duration

13:40.0 - 14:24.1

Collection

About this item

Subject

Dublin City Life, Community, Social support

Provenance

11.30.2007

Date Added

05.08.2009

Citation

"Betty Watson talks about growing older in her community.." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #178 (accessed September 22 2017, 1:42 am)