100 Year Old Competitor

   02 Dec 2005

Tom Quinn from Ballinasloe Co. Galway has been exhibiting at horticultural shows since the 1960’s. His exhibits were in vegetables, fruit, and flowers. In his 70’s he decided to retire from exhibiting but continues to actively garden at his home.


He was a judge at the Tullamore Show in 1993. In 2009 at the age of ninety, he decided to enter his tomatoes at the show and has been a regular competitor since then. In February of this year Tom turned 100 years. From Spring and throughout the summer months he carefully nurtures his tomatoes in preparation for the show. He enjoys attending the Tullamore Show and meeting up with old friends and fellow competitors.