Chatting is the accidental theme of this week’s Postcard from the Past. Accidental only because I found them in the vault while rooting for something else altogether. Chatting is a deeply rooted tradition and it was free-to-air pastime in its heyday. Now it’s under pressure from the onslaught of an amazing wave of modern technology where you have to pay to chat.
Captions: ©Beth Carty (left) with Mary Lyne and Conceil Leahy chatting outside Garvey’s SuperValu on Main Street. 4-11-2003. ©Denis Lyons, Paddy O’Connor and Con O’Connor at one of their after mass meetings on a Sunday morning. 4-8-2002 © An after mass meeting at Church Street, Castleisland on Sunday morning where John Nolan (left) is pictured with Declan McGaley and Seán Brennan. 4-8-2002. © Conceil Leahy (left) and Breda Broderick having a chat over Breda’s garden wall on Barrack Street on Friday evening. 16-9-2005 ©Photographs: John Reidy