31 Jan 2020
It was with deep regret that we heard of the passing of our oldest Tullamore Show competitor Tom Quinn who passed away on the 21st January 2020 in his 101st year.
Tom Quinn from Ballinasloe Co. Galway had been exhibiting at horticultural shows since the 1960’s. He exhibited in vegetables, fruit, and flowers. In his 70’s he decided to retire from exhibiting but continued 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 had been a regular competitor since then. In February of last year Tom turned 100 years of age. From Spring and throughout the summer months he carefully nurtured his tomatoes in preparation for the show. He enjoyed attending the Tullamore Show and meeting up with old friends and fellow competitors. In 2019 at the age of 100 he won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize for his tomatoes. He had planned on entering pot plants at this year's show but unfortunately it was not meant to be.
The representatives of the Show attending the funeral enjoyed viewing the history and achievements of Tom’s life.
Our deepest Sympathy and Condolences to his family, may he rest in peace.