Tony O’Reilly the Santry Years (1951/61) with Gerry Cooley

Episode 3 of a 3 part series: Gerry talks with Tony about his Christmas morning memories along with his early Rugby International training days in Coolock Lane, near his Santry home, Oakdene. Tony speaks about Brendan Behan and Patrick Kavanagh. Gerry reads Tony’s foreword for Gerry’s book of short stories “Turn at the Pine Trees”(2011). Tony recites the Poem “The Lake Isle of Inisfree ” by W.B. Yeats. Tony talks about what he would like to be remembered for. Enjoy the warm and relaxed chat.

Broadcast: 18/12/2019