Harold Lawlor, Durrow, Laois who placed 2nd in the Bridge House All Ireland Championship for collection of vegetables at the Tullamore Show. Picture: Jeff Harvey

TULLAMORE SHOW 2018: Congratulations to the Lawlor Family, Bridge Gardens Durrow on doing exceptionally well at the Tullamore Show on Sunday August 12th last. Harold (Boss) gained second prize in the Bridge House All–Ireland Collection of Vegetables narrowly defeated by Raymond Higgins. This is a great achievement as Harold has just celebrated his 95th birthday recently! His son Martin representing Lawlor’s Gardens swept the board in the Dahlia section. Martin won the Midland Dahlia Championship and the best vase of Dahlias at the show as well as eight first prizes, five second prizes and five third prizes. Martin’s next show is the National Dahlia Championship in the Naul on Saturday, September 8th next. Martin’s son, Colin also won a first prize for his basket of Salad dishes in a truly stiff class. The boss and Colin won a few other prizes in the vegetable

Harold Lawlor with his son, Martin Lawlor who won the Midland Dahlia Championship, Best Vase of the Show (sponsored by Beachhill Bulbs), 7 other first, 5 seconds and 5 thirds and John Donohue, Tullamore Show horticulture organiser at the Horticulture section of the Tullamore Show and FBD National Livestock Show. Picture: Jeff Harvey

section. Overall a good day for the Lawlor’s!