Return to the Pine Trees – 3. Birthday Party in Hillfarm House

Return to the Pine Trees

Return to the Pine Trees is a selection of 6 short stories about growing up in the North Dublin areas of Turnapin Lane, Clonshaugh, Coolock Lane and Santry in the late 1960s and early 1970s by Dublin born Gerry Cooley.

These stories capture a happy, innocent childhood  and they bring to life a time in these areas on the outskirts of Dublin City before they all changed forever.

This series is a follow on to 2011′s Turn at the Pine Trees and the stories are taken from the book of the same name available in all Northside book stores and to rent from your local library.3. Birthday Party in Hillfarm House

3. Birthday Party in Hillfarm House

Musical soundtrack to this story takes center stage. Gerry’s young
Aunt Chris is the one with the record player and records that Gerry
craves. Unfortunately there is a price and that is housework.
Polishing and Shining the lino/tiled floors, all to the music. The
backdrop is a local Birthday Party for a 12 year old neighbour Phyllis
Donohue, with all the hustle and bustle that ensues. Bridie Flood’s
rendition of the old courting rhyme is hilarious, “Gerard and Veronica
sat under a bush….” listen to see what happens.

This series is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Sound and Vision scheme.