Description

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 around.

Item Type

Sound

Transcription

And how did you get news when you were growing up?

How did we get what?

Well if you were, for example, because I presume you didn’t have a telephone …

No!

So how did you find out news?

Well it used to go from mouth to mouth - ' did you hear about someone' or ‘did you hear about this?’, somebody always knew something and they’d tell you and you’d tell someone else and that’s how it got around your know … it’s the only way I can say it, there was no such thing as … it was years before we had a telly, you know.

Duration

19:32.4 - 20:05.2

About this item

Subject

Dublin City Life, Community, The Grapevine

Provenance

11.30.2007

Date Added

05.09.2009

Citation

"Angela McFarland remembers that news and information was passed around from mouth to mouth when she was a child.." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #190 (accessed November 21 2017, 5:30 pm)