Description

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 had.

Item Type

Moving Image

Transcription

So when anything happened in your family, say somebody had a child or got married and they lived a bit away how did you find out about that when you were younger?

Ah now, we always met someone somewhere the way, I don’t know, like we certainly wouldn’t ring up to say… we’d know that somebody was expecting and you’d get wind of the word somehow that, you know…

So along the grapevine.

Oh it would come on the grapevine, yeah.

Duration

20:21.9 - 20:48.5

About this item

Subject

Dublin City Life, Community, The Grapevine

Provenance

11.30.2007

Date Added

05.09.2009

Citation

"Seamus Marken recalls that he and his family relied on the grapevine in order to get news.." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #192 (accessed September 22 2017, 10:54 am)