In remote areas of Donegal there has been a revival of the ancient custom of rambling.

So what exactly is rambling?

It's an attempt to stop the deterioration in community life and each week a house is chosen in every townland and acts as host to every other household in that district for a night of chat and entertainment.

The tradition involves locals gathering in a house for an evening of story telling, playing cards, singing and music, and whatever else takes your fancy.

While the women sit and embroider or knit and exchange snippets of gossip, the men gather around the table to play the card game 25. Music, chat and tea are the order of the day.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 16 December 1975. The reporter is Colm Connolly.